Why Isn’t Belgium’s King Leopold II As Reviled As Hitler Or Stalin?
While reigning as the autocratic ruler of the Congo Free State from 1885 to 1908, King Leopold II of Belgium may have killed as many as 15 million people.
Inside Unit 731, Japan’s Disturbing Human Experiments Program During World War II
These six "experiments" by Unit 731 rank among some of the most horrifying war crimes ever committed — and they went virtually unpunished.
The True Story Of Phan Thi Kim Phúc, The ‘Napalm Girl’
The photo of "Napalm Girl'' depicting nine-year-old Phan Thi Kim Phúc running from a South Vietnamese airstrike shocked the world in 1972. But there's a lot more to her story.
Meet Assata Shakur, Tupac’s Godmother Who Escaped Prison In 1979 — And Is Still At Large
Black Liberation activist Assata Shakur was found guilty of killing a police officer in 1977, only to escape prison two years later and become a political refugee in Cuba.
An ‘Alien’ Saucer, A Coverup, And A Secret Government Test: The Truth Behind The Roswell Incident Of 1947
In July 1947, something crashed on the Foster Ranch in New Mexico. What that object was, what the government said it was, and what the public thought it could be has created a near-mythical confusion that has lasted ever since.
The Macabre Story Of Josef Mengele, The Nazi ‘Angel Of Death’
A notorious SS officer and physician, Josef Mengele sent over 400,000 people to their deaths at Auschwitz during World War II — and never faced justice.
Why The World Should Not Forget About Pol Pot, The Brutal Cambodian Dictator
After 30 years of solemnly pledging "never again," the world stood by and watched in horror as another genocide unfolded — this time in Cambodia under Pol Pot.
Why Is The World Filled With Depictions Of A White Jesus When The History Says Otherwise?
Was Jesus white, Black, or another race entirely? Go inside the complicated history of what color Jesus of Nazareth may have been.
Meet Aethelred The Unready, The Hapless Medieval King Who Lost England To The Vikings
King Aethelred II of England was crowned when he was just 10 years old, and his reign was marked by a series of blunders so bad that he was usurped by the King of Denmark in 1013.
Why Billy The Kid Is The Most Infamous Gunslinger Of The Wild West
From his exploits during the Lincoln County War to his death at the hands of Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid's tale of Old West bloodshed is the stuff of legend.
Inside The Stanford Prison Experiment That Revealed The Darkest Depths Of Human Psychology
Created with psychology and science in mind, the Stanford Prison Experiment turned regular people into monsters.