From the Notre Dame to Buddhist statues, dozens of irreplaceable artifacts are destroyed every year by both man and nature.
Whenever the climate cooled, our hominin ancestors would set up shop in the Arabian Peninsula and vanish again when the planet warmed up.
This short story is a fictional account of two very real people — Anaximander and Anaximenes, two ancient Greeks who tried to make sense of the universe.
A black swan event is rare but disruptive — and might be predictable.
Philosophers and scientists spent millennia arguing about the nature of light. It turned out to be stranger than anyone imagined.
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes is often labeled a quintessential Spanish artist, but his allegiance may well have lied with the French Enlightenment instead.
A 2020 study has revived a longstanding controversy over Christopher Columbus' claims of marauding cannibals in the Caribbean.
Searching for happiness in the midst of personal or societal crises are nothing new.
Birthrates are cyclical and have gone up and down throughout history.
Does history have a grand narrative, or is it just a random walk to no place in particular? And is the world as we know it about to change?
Our chart shows new additions since 1984 that have stuck around.