The monument to the Mexican Revolution in Mexico City.

A Summary of the Mexican Revolution

The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 during the presidency of Porfirio Díaz. Although its official end is cited as 1920, many argue that the Revolution lasted for many years longer.

November 1, 2019 09:56

A view of the concrete slabs of the Holocaust Memorial.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, or the Holocaust Memorial, lies in the middle of Berlin and honors the millions of lives that were lost during World War II.

October 31, 2019 10:55

This building was formerly the US Embassy in Tehran, which was the site of the hostage crisis. Editorial credit: Andrew V Marcus / Shutterstock.com.

What Was the Iran Hostage Crisis?

The Iran Hostage Crisis, which took place in 1979 through 1980, was a major turning point between Iran-United States relations.

October 17, 2019 12:04

A piece of pottery that has been repaired using kintsugi.

The Japanese Art of Kintsugi

“Kin” literally translates into golden, while Tsugi means joinery. Together the phrase literally means “to be joined with gold”.

October 16, 2019 09:40

A diagram showing the process of photosynthesis.

Photosynthesis Explained

Photosynthesis refers to a plant’s ability to gather energy through light.

October 16, 2019 09:10

A troglobitic crawfish.

What are Troglobites?

“Troglobite” is a name given to creatures that have completely adjusted to life in dark caves.

October 15, 2019 12:14

Soil studies are often more complex than they are simple.

What is Pedology?

Pedology is the study of soil and all factors surrounding it.

September 24, 2019 16:30

Columns of the ancient city of Persepolis from the First Persian Empire (Achaemenid Empire).

What Was the Persian Empire?

The enormous Persian Empire stretched across today’s Iran, Turkey, Egypt as well as parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

September 12, 2019 12:22

The supreme leaders in North Korea are an often-cited example of a Cult of Personality. Editorial credit: Truba7113 / Shutterstock.com.

What is a Cult of Personality?

The term "cult of personality" is usually derogatory, and refers to the glorification and adoration of a single person, typically a political figure.

September 11, 2019 15:54

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