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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Is There Hope for Peace?

The unbelievable story about England and France

Is It Time to Drop Democracy?

Debunking two misconceptions about democracy

Is There a True God?

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

The Untold History of Fashion

When did humans start wearing clothes, and why?

From Ancient Myths to Superhero Comics

What’s humanity’s oldest creation story?

We Are Members of a Larger Group

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

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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Big Bang to AI: The Evolution of Music

The weird connection between Beyoncé and ancient fish

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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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In the 21st Century, We’re All Globalists

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

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The Evolutionary Tale of Gymnastics

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

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From Herbs to AI: The Evolution of Medicine

From ancient healers to AI medical care and beyond