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.
What State Fairs Used to Mean
The historical significance of state fairs
Donald Trump: The Id of Republican Politics
If Reagan is the Republican super-ego, the father figure that this latest generation looks up to, then Donald Trump is the id of Republican politics.
Tales from the History of Cryptography
The history of cryptography.
Hanging Out in the 1970s
How teens in the 1970s spent their leisure time.
Women’s Groups and the Rise of the Book Club
The history of the book club.
Which of the President’s Men, Exactly?
Newly declassified snippets of Haldeman’s diary highlight how much we still don’t know about Watergate and the Nixon Administration
The Bones of Australia’s Lake Mungo
For 40,000 years, human remnants remained buried in the sand at Lake Mungo, hidden by the changed landscape.
Immigrants and Politics in the 1890s and Today
A comparison between immigration policies in the 1890s and today.