History almost forgot this speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Listen in as professor Jason Miller shares the nearly forgotten history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1966 speech in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Tracey Peake-NC State | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~2 mins   

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The history of bagels is an American tale

Check out this video to learn the history of bagels, including why one expert says no one's had a real New York bagel since 1967.

Jorge Corona-NYU | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

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Skulls rewrite pre-Columbus history of people in the Caribbean

New research with skulls upends ideas about who arrived in the Caribbean when. "We're going to have to reinterpret everything we thought we knew."

Matt Shipman-NC State | Jan. 14, 2020 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Roman Emperors had a really dangerous job

A huge number of Roman emperors never saw the second year of their rule, according to a new study that calculated their "time to violent death."

Kathleen Moore-Georgia Tech | Jan. 10, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Artifacts hint at life along WWII escape route in Croatia

Archaeologists are illustrating parallels between the WWII era and today by finding and documenting objects left behind by modern-day refugees in Croatia.

Jill Kimball-Brown | Jan. 6, 2020 | futurity
~8 mins   

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Stamp collection gives rare glimpse inside North Korea

Check out a huge online collection of stamps from North Korea to get a peek inside the insular totalitarian country and the face it wants to show the world.

Jack Wang- U. Chicago | Dec. 30, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Book: Stalin’s backfiring diplomacy led to the Iron Curtain

After WWII, Stalin tried open foreign policy, but his diplomatic failures led to the Iron Curtain dividing Europe during the Cold-War, a historian argues.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Dec. 27, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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2,700-year-old tablet depicts epilepsy ‘demon’

A 2,700-year-old cuneiform tablet from ancient Iraq depicts the demon that the ancient Assyrians thought caused epilepsy.

Carsten Munk Hansen-U. Copenhagen | Dec. 20, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Ancient ‘gum’ reveals 5,000-year-old DNA

Researchers have extracted a whole human genome from 5,700-year-old "chewing gum." It could mark a new untapped source of ancient DNA.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen | Dec. 17, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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A quick history of Christmas trees in Jewish homes

A historian explains why many American Jews once had Christmas Trees in their homes, why the practice fell off, and who's bringing it back.

Julian Cardillo-Brandeis | Dec. 17, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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