History is often taught as long lists of long-dead men. But history is exciting and dangerous, because throughout human history people behaved in ways that contradict what governments and institutions tell us is the only way to behave. Explore history, and you’ll open up your mind.

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What’s the missing word in Sagan’s quote?

From Ancient Myths to Superhero Comics

What’s humanity’s oldest creation story?

What’s the Story With Fashion

When did humans start wearing clothes, and why?

The One Thing You Can’t Ignore

What’s the missing word in Heinlein’s quote?

Hanna Arendt’s Dangerous Enterprise

What’s the missing word in Arendt’s quote?

The Single Greatest Constant of History

What’s the missing word in Harari’s quote?

Did Animal Domestication Go Too Far?

Domestic animals make up a huge 66% of the biomass of vertebrates on earth

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What’s the Story With Music?

The weird connection between Beyoncé and ancient fish

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Is There A True God?

Who gets to decide which god is real? And what will gods look like in the future?

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The Grain That Domesticated Humans

The dramatic and incredible consequences of domesticating wheat

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How Ancient Are the Pyramids, Really?

And what will the 22nd century’s monuments look like?

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Where Did the Alphabet Come From?

The history of writing has some unexpected twists and turns

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Brave New World of Globalism

You may not consider yourself a globalist, but in the 21st century we all are

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What’s the Story With Gymnastics?

Humans are the only animal that works out for fun. Why?

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What’s the Story With Medicine?

From ancient healers to AI medical care and beyond