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.
Congratulations on the Reopening of the European Cultural Centre GazaPolitics
Congratulations on the reopening of the European Cultural Centre Gaza.
Toronto Maple Leafs fans finish singing US anthem after technical difficultiesPolitics
The NHL's Nashville Predators might have creamed the Toronto Maple Leafs on the ice Tuesday night, but ahead of the game, there was a technical difficulty for the U.S. side. The microphone cut out while a woman was singing "The Star Spangled Banner." Instead of taking a moment to fix the sound system, the fans in the Canadian arena barely missed a beat at filling in the rest of the U.S. national anthem.