New research finds that people living in climatically turbulent regions tend to make riskier decisions than those in relatively more stable environments.
The hurried and partisan Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh mirrors several notable examples of similarly politicized confirmations from our past.
In Tulelake, California, a municipal airport was built on the site of a former internment camp, and now it is at the center of a serious debate over preserving the historical significance of the land.
Almost all American archives are at risk from disasters or changing temperatures. Community history will probably be the first to go.
On how politics and fear, rather than the day-to-day risks and realities of life at the U.S.-Mexico border, have historically shaped border policies.
Is a moment of solidarity possible in an age of decentralized media?
Right-wing diatribes about Columbus Day combine a fear of the future with a refusal to really look at the past.
How the blurred lines between history and politics turned an architect of destruction into a national icon.
A new initiative by the National Park Service seeks to designate sites for their historic significance in the Reconstruction era. It's a bold and vital move for an agency that has only recently begun to seriously address the racial complexities of the Civil War.
With a new school year underway in Charlottesville, here's how teachers are addressing the recent violence.
Pacific Standard traces a history that includes Alice in Wonderland, Sibylline prophecies, and B-E-N-G-H-A-Z-I.
Last week, over 3,800 CIA and FBI documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy were released to the public. To put the release in context, we spoke with John Newman, a leading historian of the conspiracy.