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China’s fight with the NBA, explained

China’s fight with the NBA, explained

This is Shaq on The Great Wall of China. Here’s Michael Jordan, There are a lot of these. For years, … More China’s fight with the NBA, explained

How the Kurds became a key player in Syria’s war

How the Kurds became a key player in Syria’s war

Kurds are carving out their own state called Rojava. This is Rojava, a region in northern Syria that runs along … More How the Kurds became a key player in Syria’s war

The fight to make bad jobs better

The fight to make bad jobs better

When politicians talk about workers, they tend to focus on certain types of jobs. “Bernie Sanders stood American workers.” “It’s … More The fight to make bad jobs better

How Southern socialites rewrote Civil War history

How Southern socialites rewrote Civil War history

Listen to how this textbook describes slavery. “The master often had a barbecue or a picnic for his slaves. Then … More How Southern socialites rewrote Civil War history

The fight to rethink (and reinvent) nuclear power

The fight to rethink (and reinvent) nuclear power

When you think of the word nuclear, what comes to mind? It’s probably some terrifying thought. I can’t blame anyone … More The fight to rethink (and reinvent) nuclear power

The Middle East’s cold war, explained

The Middle East’s cold war, explained

The Middle East is one of the most complex regions in the world: Currently there are 4 failing states and … More The Middle East’s cold war, explained

This photo almost started a nuclear war

October 22, 1962. US President John F Kennedy deploys a fleet of warships to Cuba. To intercept Soviet cargo ships, … More This photo almost started a nuclear war

Why Colombia is losing the cocaine war

Why Colombia is losing the cocaine war

This plant, it’s incredibly important. It’s called coca and it mainly grows here. I’m right in the middle of it … More Why Colombia is losing the cocaine war

Why ships used this camouflage in World War I

Why ships used this camouflage in World War I

It was called “dazzle camouflage”, and the irregular shapes were paired with bright colors, like this blue. So when artists … More Why ships used this camouflage in World War I

The diet that helps fight climate change

The diet that helps fight climate change

I have to admit that when it comes to food, I’m a total sucker. Whether it’s sugar or grease or … More The diet that helps fight climate change