Today's peace symbols go back to antiquity -- according to archaeologists, peace images were widespread, especially during wars, despite glorification of war. The oldest peace treaty attests to long negotiations instead of triumphant victory.
Data gathered in 2012 and 2016 from a nationally representative panel found that many American voters -- especially whites, males, and Christians -- felt their status threatened by growing diversity and perceived loss of US global dominance. This led America's socially dominant groups to increase their support in 2016 for the candidate who most emphasized reestablishing status hierarchies of the past: Donald Trump. Economic grievances were not found to influence voting behavior.
Gifts, peace banquets and reconciliation rituals: according to historians, peace agreements have historically been reached if, above all, specific trust could be established between opponents.
More people have died or been injured in mass school shootings in the US in the past 18 years than in the entire 20th century. In a new study published in Springer's Journal of Child and Family Studies, researchers have reviewed the history of mass school shootings in the US and found some alarming trends.
Pediatrician Hans Asperger, after whom the condition of Asperger syndrome was named, actively cooperated with the Nazi regime, according to a study published in the open-access journal Molecular Autism.
New Stanford research shows that, over the past century, linguistic changes in gender and ethnic stereotypes correlated with major social movements and demographic changes in the US Census data.
Anti-Semitic violence around the world dropped 9 percent from 2016 to 2017, but a 'dramatic increase' of all other forms of anti-Semitic manifestations has raised 'grave concerns among European Jews regarding their security and the continuation of communal life,' according to an annual report from Tel Aviv University's Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, published on April 11.
New research from experts in history, computer science and cognitive science shines fresh light on the French Revolution, showing how rhetorical and institutional innovations won acceptance for the ideas that built the French republic's foundation and inspired future democracies.
An archeological dig in Italy reveals that prehistoric humans made it through a major natural disaster by cooperating with each other -- and that's a lesson for our future.
At a time when more Americans are living longer, the companies where many people spend their working lives have increasingly shorter lifespans, according to research from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.