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?
What does it mean to be a refugee?Politics
About 60 million people around the globe have been forced to leave their homes to escape war, violence and persecution. The majority have become Internally Displaced Persons, meaning they fled their homes but are still in their own countries.
Who Owns The Moon?Politics
Space-ownership is still a major unresolved issue that deserves attention.
What are the universal human rights?Politics
The basic idea of human rights is that each one of us, no matter who we are or where we are born, is entitled to the same basic rights and freedoms. That may sound straightforward enough, but it gets incredibly complicated as soon as anyone tries to put the idea into practice. What exactly are the basic human rights? Who gets to pick them? Who enforces them-and how? Benedetta Berti explores the subtleties of human rights.
Former President of UruguayPolitics
Jose Mujica, nicknamed Pepe Mujica, was President of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015. A former Tupamaros freedom fighter in the 60s and the 70s, he was detained, like a hostage by the dictatorship between 1973 and 1985. He advocates a philosophy of life focused on sobriety: learn to live with what is necessary and fairest.
Why Does February Only Have 28 Days?Politics
Why does February only get 28 days when all the other months get 30 or 31? The answer is part superstition, part politics, and parts astronomy.