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A Civil War Time Capsule From the Sea

More than a century after the H.L. Hunley sank, the truth about the submarine is being pieced together, one artifact at a time.

Why We Work

Today, American society is dominated by work. But there was a time when people could have made a different choice.

The King of Humbug

P. T. Barnum created a culture of sensationalism that lives on today.

The First Holy War

During the Crusades, East and West first met—on the battlefield.

The Better Angels

Why we are still fighting over who was right and who was wrong in the Civil War.

Taking Flight

How the “dropouts from Dayton” changed the world forever.

The Flyboys Say Goodbye

Parting ways with an era of aerial adventure.

What Came before Creation?

New insights into the big bang point to other universes beyond our own.

A Hundred Years of Thinking about God

A philosopher soon to be rediscovered.

Could a Computer Ever Be Conscious?

It all depends on what you mean by the word.