The History of Cremation in Japan
Although Buddhism propelled the popularity of cremation across Asia, its staying power, particularly in Japan, has been for practical reasons.
The Museum of Broken Relationships
Located in the historic Upper Town district of Zagreb, Croatia, the Museum of Broken Relationships began as an experiment.
How the Media Made Queen Victoria
How nineteenth century media helped make Queen Victoria who she was.
Scouting In Kenya: The Transformation
Colonialism's influence in Kenyan scouting practices.
The Automated Future, and Past, of Fast Food
Automat cafeterias were the precursors of contemporary fast food restaurants.
The Decision to Drop the A-Bomb
Questioning why the U.S. dropped the a-bomb on Japan.
Disaster Myths: Katrina Ten Years Later
Looking back on Katrina.
Old Smoke: London’s Famous Fog
The history of "Old Smoke", London's famous fog.
Bolivia Plans to Mine the Salar de Uyuni for Lithium
The Salar de Uyuni, which belongs to the Altiplano of the high Andes, is a unique and important ecosystem. It’s also an enormous lithium reserve.
Tracing Orphans in Your Ancestry
Modern-day DNA research is beginning to unlock longstanding mysteries regarding orphans.