history

tech-science

Centuries-Old Sea Captain Diaries Are Confirming Modern Climate Science

Whalers voyaged to locations far beyond established sea lanes, which means their logbooks are filled with rare and valuable weather observations.
Becky Ferreira
7.1.19
LGBTQ

The First Lesbian Porn and 10 Other Revealing Artifacts from Lesbian History

The Lesbian Herstory Archives also include a Japanese "dyketionary" and a diary documenting what it was like to be queer in 1950's small-town Ohio.
Oriana Leckert
6.17.19
LGBTQ

Some Asian Governments Claim LGBTQ Culture Is a Western Invention: Here’s Why That’s Garbage

From androgynous priests in Malaysia, to cross-dressing mediums in Vietnam, Asia has a proud tradition of gender-defying ritualism stretching back thousands of years.
Sarah Ngu
6.6.19
tech-science

This Ancient Prince's Tomb Was Found Between a Pub and a Supermarket

Scientists unveil new insights about the 6th century 'Prince of Prittlewell.'
Becky Ferreira
5.9.19
Drugs

How ‘Bluelight’ Became a Life-Saving Encyclopedia for Drug Info

The internet's largest forum for drug discussion started life in the 90s as a message board called "MDMA Clearinghouse."
Sam Nichols
5.6.19
history

The Bizarre History of Trying to Design Cars for Women

After decades of the auto industry reducing women's needs to the color pink, a team of women designers at Volvo attempted to design a concept car that women would actually want to drive.
Katie Sehl
4.24.19
Culture

The ‘Reog’ Dance Proves Homosexuality Is an Ancient Tradition in Indonesia

The dance, which tells an intimate love story between two male characters, was created all the way in the 15th century.
Muhammad Ishomuddin
4.24.19
chain restaurants

Company That Owns Krispy Kreme Pledges $11 Million to Charity After Nazi Past Revealed

Younger members of the Reimann family, which runs JAB holdings, were "ashamed" by what a historian found in their family tree.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.28.19
Sports

The Runner Who Hid Her Gender to Be the First Woman in the Boston Marathon

When 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer bucked the Boston Marathon's rules in order to compete, a man tried to physically remove her from the race.
Bianca Betancourt
3.26.19
feminism

The ‘Men’s Liberation’ Movement Time Forgot

Nowadays, the Men’s Rights movement runs the gamut from incels to red pillers, but in the 1970s, men's libbers looked something like… feminists?
Nona Willis Aronowitz
3.19.19
The holocaust

The Holocaust Prisoners Who Risked Their Lives to Sneak Evidence from Concentration Camps

It's the story of men and women who enlightened the world as to what was happening in the extermination camps.
Oscar Rickett
3.10.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Tattoo Kit Made From Human Bones Has Been Dated at 2,700 Years Old

The lead archaeologists behind the discovery says the tools would have been "a lot more painful."
Edoardo Liotta
3.7.19
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