The Washington Post - Eric Herschthal is a postdoctoral fellow in African American and African studies at The Ohio State University and is completing a book on scientists and the antislavery movement.
Four hundred years ago, Sir George Yeardley, the governor of the fledgling colony of Virginia, bought “20. and odd Negroes” from an English pirate named John Jope. Having attacked a Portuguese slave ship
Albert Einstein was inspired to propose his Theory of Relativity after reading the works of a 18th century Scottish philosopher, it has emerged. A new letter, discovered at the University of Edinburgh
In the graphic below, the University of Cambridge’s Luke Kemp compiled a list of civilisations to compare how long they lasted. One way to look at the rise and fall of past civilisations is to compare
A security hole revealed just how closely China monitors Uighur residents. Security vulnerabilities are horrible, but one of them is shedding light on the reach of the Chinese surveillance state. Security
The Tory report and Johnson’s claims that the aid budget “could be spent to promote the UK’s interests abroad” is another worrying move towards slashing our commitment to ending global poverty, breaking
It also claims Facebook's CEO has been 'duplicitous.' The UK Parliament's Facebook document dump is close to creating serious legal trouble for the social network. According to The Guardian, the Digital,
Last month the BBC reported on the increase in the numbers of elderly Japanese being imprisoned. The biggest spike is among elderly women. One 68-year-old serving her fifth jail term - this time for stealing
As the story broke last week that Facebook was secretly using its own platform and smartphone app to quietly track users without their knowledge that it believed constituted “threats” to the company, saw
Sophie Kinsella's new novel I Owe You One centers around a family shop in London and a young woman trying to make her way in the world, and maybe even find love, while dealing with her self-centered siblings.