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7 surprising facts about the history of medicine

How did people in the past treat illness, injury and disease? What medicines did they use? Here, Caroline Rance shares seven facts from medicine’s …

Medicine

What does running do to your brain?

Research from Sweden shows how running can defuse at least one important biological stress pathway<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect on your state of mind. It is an intuitive idea that …

The Brain

The 57 best one-hit wonders of all time

1/<p>"Rockin Robin" by Bobby Day (1958)<p>You might know "Rockin' Robin" best as a kid's song that has an accompanying hand game, or as the 1972 version …

Music

Violence, rebellion and sexual exploitation: the darker side of Ancient Rome

The Roman elite may have prided themselves on their dignity and honour, but - as Harry Sidebottom reveals - the ancient city of Rome was a hotbed of …

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

All About Bonds for Beginner Investors

Want to learn more about bonds and how to invest in them? This guide will tell you everything you need to know.<p>Most of us are used to borrowing money …

Queen Elizabeth II at 92: These photos document the making of modern history

Britain’s longest-ever ruling monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, turns 92 today (April 21). Living through the terms of 21 UK prime ministers and 16 US presidents, she has reigned for 65 years as one constant in a world that has enormous change.<p>Through photos from the year she was born to present day, …

Queen Elizabeth II

Remembering the Red Baron on the 100th Anniversary of His Death

How the name of WWI’s greatest ace stays alive even as the Great War is forgotten.<p>If you’re a fan of World War I films, 2017 was a big year, in the …

Sarah Sellers: the nurse who stunned the world at the Boston Marathon

The story was so good it seemed impossible to imagine. A 26-year-old woman with no sponsors or agents, who had run only one marathon in her life, finished second in Monday’s Boston Marathon, one of the world’s most prestigious road races. And no sooner had she crossed the finish line did the …

Marathons

Why Dave McGillivray thinks the Boston Marathon was harder than the one he ran in Antarctica

The athletes faced worse conditions Monday than those on the ice sheet in Novo, Antarctica.

Shalane Flanagan Says Her Dream of Winning the Boston Marathon Changed to Just Surviving It

The Olympian (and New York City Marathon winner) shares how she managed to place in the top ten in the Boston Marathon despite 35 mph winds, pouring …

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

During the middle of the 1800s, cotton became the world’s largest commodity. The cheapest and best cotton came from the southern United States.<p><b>Edward Baptist</b> argues in his new book, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism,” that the forced migration and …

Black History

The ISIS Files: When Terrorists Run City Hall

We unearthed thousands of internal documents that help explain how the Islamic State stayed in power so long.

City Halls

What Was the Vietnam War About?

Was America’s war in Vietnam a noble struggle against Communist aggression, a tragic intervention in a civil conflict, or an imperialist counterrevolution to crush a movement of national liberation? Those competing interpretations ignited fiery debates in the 1960s and remain unresolved today. How …

Geopolitics

Dinner party soundtracker to timeless muse: exploring the Sade complex

The enigmatic musician remains an influence on modern stars such as Drake and Beyoncé. As she releases her first single in seven years we explore why<p>Picture the scene: A dinner party. It could be any dinner party, anywhere in North America or Europe, taking place at any point in the last 30 years, …

North America

No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all shapes and sizes. Some kids are …

The Glory That Was Yahoo

For one brief shining moment, Yahoo was the king of all it surveyed. Then everything went to hell.<p>Everyone knows how the story ends.<p>In July 2016, 22 years after it began as a hobby for Stanford graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo, Yahoo agreed to sell its core operating business to Verizon …

Advertising

To understand Facebook's betrayal, just look at my mom

Facebook makes my mother miserable. She knows it, and she's disgusted with herself for nevertheless continuing to spend time scrolling through its …

Social Media

Fall of the Western Roman Empire

To many historians, the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century CE has always been viewed as the end of the ancient world and the onset …

How Strength Training Makes You Faster

In the wake of Mo Farah’s stunning double gold-medal performance at the 2012 London Olympics, running fans were eager to learn the secret. How had he gone from also-ran to champion after joining Alberto Salazar’s Nike training group in Oregon? One answer that soon gained currency: He hit the weight …

U.S. Boston Marathon Contenders Show Promise in Tuneup Races

Over the weekend, three of the top Americans who are competing next month had impressive results.<p>With just five weeks left until the 2018 Boston Marathon, members of the American professional field set to compete are testing their fitness at shorter races around the world—and they’re giving fans …

Marathons

In Winston Churchill, Hollywood rewards a mass murderer

<i>Shashi Tharoor is author of “Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India.” He chairs the Indian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.</i><p>“History,” Winston Churchill said, “will be kind to me, for I intend to write it myself.” He needn’t have bothered. He was one of the great mass murderers of …

World History

135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

Store these away for future trivia nights.<p>1. Mister Rogers always mentioned out loud that he was feeding his fish because a young blind viewer once …

Tony Awards

How a racist hate-monger masterminded America’s War on Drugs

Harry Anslinger conflated drug use, race, and music to criminalize non-whiteness and create a prison-industrial complex<p>In 1931<b>,</b> Henry Smith Williams …

Bill Clinton

He Made the Gun That Slaughtered Parkland’s Kids

CEO James Debney makes $5 million a year for manufacturing the type of gun that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.<p>It’s the gun …

What Went Wrong in Vietnam

The military historian Max Boot takes on the counter-insurgency maven Edward Lansdale.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>For almost thirty years, by means financial, military, and diplomatic, the United States tried to prevent Vietnam …

How Protein Conquered America

<b>My bodega is only a little bigger than my studio apartment</b>, and sells no fewer than 10 kinds of Muscle Milk. In the drink cases, crowded with bottled water, Snapple, and Arizona iced tea, Muscle Milk occupies prime, eye-level real estate, protein counts splashed across the front of the bottles in …

Smashing Pumpkins’ Band Drama: The Complete History

After nearly two decades of drama, Smashing Pumpkins have reunited their classic lineup – sort of – for a summer tour. Billy Corgan, guitarist James …

electronicmusicdlda

Why Evangelicals Support President Trump, Despite His Immorality

While the majority of Americans consistently report that they disapprove of President Trump, and millions rally to protest the Muslim Ban, attacks on …

presidenttrump

Jack Johnson descendant seeking posthumous pardon for racially motivated 'immorality' conviction

In Jim Crow America, it's no wonder that Jack Johnson was the most despised African-American of his generation.<p>The first black boxing heavyweight champion of the world, Johnson humiliated white fighters and flaunted his affection for white women, even fleeing the country after an all-white jury …