A new book chronicles the winter of 1933, when nations began to turn inward toward nationalism and isolationism and the world edged closer to war again.
May 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: politics history europe united-states featured society-and-culture wars
For VE Day, a historian looks back on what we should remember and what we've forgotten about the day the Allies accepted Nazi Germany's surrender.
May 8, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: history world-war-ii democracy featured society-and-culture wars
A nuclear war that cooled Earth down could be dire for the world's oceans, particularly in terms of worsening ocean acidification.
Feb. 5, 2020 • ~3 min
Tags: climate-change oceans nuclear-weapons featured earth-and-environment wars
Archaeologists are illustrating parallels between the WWII era and today by finding and documenting objects left behind by modern-day refugees in Croatia.
Jan. 6, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: history archaeology migration europe refugees society-and-culture wars
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
Though there's been a lot of research on PTSD and the toll of war, little research has focused on grief among veterans. A new study identifies seven themes.
Nov. 7, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: depression suicide emotions health-and-medicine military veterans post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd wars
Analyzing 8 million books and 65 million newspaper articles let researchers measure national happiness levels from 1820 - 2009 for the first time.
Oct. 15, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: history data-science money books happiness featured society-and-culture languages wars
100 milion people could die immediately in a nuclear war between India and Pakistan, but that would just be the beginning.
Oct. 3, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: death india nuclear-weapons pakistan featured society-and-culture wars
What would happen if the US and Russia went to war with nuclear weapons? Well, first, the world would get very, very cold. And that's just the beginning.
Aug. 28, 2019 • ~3 min
Tags: crops nuclear-weapons society-and-culture earth-and-environment wars famine
Wildfires in British Columbia in 2017 caused the formation of a cloud so big that scientists say it will help them model the effects of a nuclear war.
Aug. 8, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: wildfire smoke nuclear-weapons ozone science-and-technology wars soot
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