The history of aerial bombing | ideas.ted.com

In 150 years, aerial bombing has almost never achieved its strategic goal: to kill morale. A study in the paradoxes of technological dystopianism.

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‘The Sports Gene’ author David Epstein picks 5 books and articles about the science of athletic performance.

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Star Trek star George Takei has written a musical. No, not about his time on the U.S.S Enterprise, but about his family’s experience being interned during World War II. Take a look at this and other pop culture references to this little known period of American history

How a letter written in 1855 gave Kyra Gaunt a whole new perspective on slavery.

Over the years, social change in the public sphere has led to abrupt shifts in private attitudes about sex. Call it a different kind of sex change.

To truly understand human history, David Christian wants you to take a step back — 13.7 billion years back. We asked Christian about the impact that his wide-lens concept of Big History has made since his 2011 TED Talk.