A new study of ice-core data shows that an unusual, six-year period of cold temperatures and heavy rainfall coincided with European deaths during the 1918 Spanish flu.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology history environments-sustainability alvin-powell michael-mccormick spanish-flu rainfall world-war-i alexander-more initiative-for-the-science-of-the-human-past long-island-university nottingham-university paul-mayewski university-of-maine
The so-called 'Spanish flu' didn't actually come from Spain. What else do people often misunderstand about this famous crisis?
March 17, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: influenza covid-19 coronavirus history pandemic flu coronavirus-2020 spanish-flu 1918-flu-pandemic world-war-i
The French Adrian military helmet from WWI outdid modern helmets in shock wave tests—a surprising result that could improve today's military equipment.
Feb. 18, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: history brains world-war-i featured health-and-medicine injuries military
A historian explains how war and politics almost overshadowed Albert Einstein's work and why Veterans Day should remind us of the threat of nationalism.
Nov. 7, 2019 • ~2 min
Tags: history science world-war-i society-and-culture wars nationalism albert-einstein
A new book brings readers eight forgotten short stories by famed German war writer Erich Maria Remarque, author of All Quiet on the Western Front.
Jan. 22, 2019 • ~1 min
Tags: history literature world-war-i books society-and-culture wars
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