Are the illuminati real?Politics
The year was 1776. In Bavaria, new ideals of rationalism, religious freedom and universal human rights competed with the Catholic church’s heavy influence over public affairs.
What if We Nuke a City?Politics
Learn more about nuclear weapons and what you can do to stop them
What causes an economic recession?Politics
How can factors like inflation, supply and demand, and interest rates trigger recessions? Learn the economic basics of modern markets.
Crossing US borderPolitics
Some people have risked their lives trying to cross the American-Mexican border, but what are some of the craziest ways people have attempted to get past border patrol?
Could The US Citizens Fight Off The US Military?Politics
Today we are revolting against the government, and the military has come to shut us down.
From pacifist to spy: WWII’s surprising secret agent - Shrabani BasuPolitics
Learn about the life of World War II spy Noor Inayat Khan and how she worked with the French Resistance to build the network that defeated the Nazis.
Is the EU Democratic? Does Your Vote Matter?Politics
Being a citizen of the European Union means that many aspects of our lives are regulated by a weird entity. It feels like a huge bureaucracy is making decisions over our heads. How democratic is the EU really and does your vote actually affect anything?
Why Your Newsfeed SUCKSPolitics
Seriously, if you can't tell if something on the internet is fact or fiction, tag @MediaWise
The Future of War, and How It Affects YOU (Torpedo/Missiles vs Ship)Politics
It's a strange feeling to share this aspect of my life. I'm taking a break to go back to school, but here's a peek into the part of my life I've kept hidden from the internet for many years.
The historic women’s suffrage march on WashingtonPolitics
Explore how the Women’s Suffrage Parade on Washington in 1913 helped women secure the right to vote in the United States through the 19th amendment.
How one journalist risked her life to hold murderers accountablePolitics
Ida B. Wells was an investigative journalist, civil rights leader, and anti-lynching advocate who fought for equality and justice.
Liberals vs ConservativesPolitics
Are Republicans and Democrats different because of biology?
History vs. Che Guevara - Alex GendlerPolitics
His face is recognized all over the world - the young medical student who became a revolutionary icon. But was Che Guevara a heroic champion of the poor, or a ruthless warlord who left a legacy of repression? Alex Gendler puts this controversial figure on trial in History vs. Che Guevara.
China's Geography ProblemPolitics
China is the country both blessed and coursed in geography.
How does impeachment work? - Alex GendlerPolitics
For most jobs, it's understood that you can be fired - whether for crime, incompetence, or just poor performance. But what if your job happens to be the most powerful position in the country - or the world? That's where impeachment comes in. But how does it work? Alex Gendler details the process of impeachment.
Why Socrates Hated DemocracyPolitics
We're used to thinking hugely well of democracy. But interestingly, one of the wisest people who ever lived, Socrates, had deep suspicions of it.
Neighbours: Explaining Canada Day to AmericaPolitics
Happy Canada Day!
NAFTA explained by avocados. And shoes.Politics
Everyone hates NAFTA. But what was NAFTA actually supposed to do? Did it deliver on its promise? To understand that, you have to look at America's relationships with two goods: avocados and shoes.
Why the metric system mattersPolitics
For the majority of recorded human history, units like the weight of a grain or the length of a hand weren't exact and varied from place to place.
10 Smallest Countries In The WorldPolitics
Smallest countries in the world! These minuscule nations cover tiny islands and some are smaller than cities.
Britain is leaving the EU. Here's what that means.Politics
The UK has voted to leave the European Union, what will happen next?