Latest Documentary News

Here you can find the latest documentary news, along with fascinating stories and editorial pieces written by our dedicated team.

We believe that mindless internet browsing dulls and clutters the mind. Our goal is to bring you stories and articles related to our huge library of documentaries to expand your mind. Knowledge is power.

Night of Broken Glass – The Beginning of the Holocaust

More than 7,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed, and 30,000 Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps

  • 47
  • 1 day ago
Worst Earthquake Disasters in History

So far in history, there have been a couple of earthquakes that left cities in ruins behind them

  • 118
  • 5 days ago
The Himba – Meet Namibia’s Iconic Red Women Tribe

Many consider the Himba people the most beautiful African tribe. Traditionally, both men and women walk around naked. They do not take bath, but they make aromatic baths with herbs. The indigenous peo...

  • 453
  • 2 weeks ago
Le Duc Tho – Why he Refused the Nobel Prize Award?

In 1930, he helped found the Indochinese Communist Party with other young revolutionaries. That includes the future leader of North Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh. In 1930, he got arrested by the French for his...

  • 532
  • 3 weeks ago
Corazon Aquino - Legacy of First Female President in Asia

Her presidency started with the end of the dictatorial rule in the Philippines. She was the most prominent figure of the 1986 People Power Revolution, ending the 20-year rule of President Marcos. In 1...

  • 394
  • 4 weeks ago
Five Civilian Heroes of World War II You Need to Know About

Schindler’s List is a true story movie made about Oscar. But there were many others who tried to help people in need. Let’s take a look at some unsung heroes of World War II

  • 455
  • 1 month ago
The Nuremberg Trials – Things You Didn’t Know

The Nuremberg trials took place between 1945 and 1949. There were 13 trials carried out for the purpose of bringing Nazi war criminals to justice

  • 447
  • 1 month ago
Billy The Kid – Legendary Outlaw subject of More than 50 Movies

Orphaned at the age of 15, Billy got arrested for the first time for stealing food. Ten days later, he robbed a Chinese laundry. Unlike most Wild West figures who robbed banks and trains, Billy did no...

  • 363
  • 1 month ago
Aaron Swartz – The Internet’s Own Boy’s Legacy

Many people now know him as “The Internet’s Own Boy”. The documentary about Aaron follows his story from his beginning to his suicide and very end. Nowadays, his fingerprints are all over the i...

  • 455
  • 1 month ago
Masada – One of the Most Impressive Ruins on the Planet

The ruins date back thousands of years. At one point in history, they served as the palace of King Herod. Even though they were built thousands of years ago, the fortress had modern aspects

  • 641
  • 1 month ago
Komodo Dragons – The Largest Living Lizard on Earth

They weigh up to 150 pounds, with the largest verified specimen reaching 366 pounds. These dragons can kill even the largest prey with a single bite thanks to their deadly venom

  • 570
  • 2 months ago
Wicca – Fastest Growing Religion of the 20th century

A research report in 2014 suggested that the adult population of pagans and Wiccans in the US alone was more than 730,000. That is on par with the number of Unitarians A research report in 2014 sugge...

  • 557
  • 2 months ago
Elinor Smith – The Flying Flapper of Freeport

In 1930, her peer voted her “best female pilot” in a group including Amelia Earhart. Her records for endurance, altitude, and speed in 1920s and 1930s helped her gain worldwide fame. She was the ...

  • 472
  • 2 months ago
Agoraphobia – Fear of Open Space or Much More?

When people with agoraphobia find themselves in a stressful situation, they experience rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing, feeling of sickness, and feeling sweaty

  • 530
  • 2 months ago
Mesa Verde – Only National Park in the US Protecting Cultural and Historical Sites

Located in Montezuma County, Colorado, the park protects some of the best Ancestral Puebloan archeological sites in the United States. Its fascinating collection contains more than 600 ancient cliffto...

  • 714
  • 2 months ago
Marie Olympe de Gouges, Femme of Letters

She established a series of documents acknowledging women and their equal liberties. Marie wrote a personal letter to the queen at the time, Marie Antoinette, stating what womanhood mean to her. Her l...

  • 605
  • 2 months ago
5 Modern Architecture Buildings that Move the World Forward

Designers follow two principles for a defining building: inspiration in the past and desire to improve the world in the future

  • 556
  • 2 months ago
Herd Immunity – How Much Do You Know About the Popular Term?

Can Herd immunity help with Covid-19? In theory, herd immunity can help with the Covid-19 pandemic. But the reality is different. There are many challenges to achieving herd immunity for the corona virus

  • 602
  • 3 months ago
How Rich Was Pablo Escobar at his Height? Let’s Check Out!

In the middle of the 1980s, when he was at his absolute best, Escobar’s cartel earned more than $420 million per week. That is more than $22 billion per year

  • 812
  • 3 months ago
4 Explosions in History as Deadly as the Beirut explosion

ollowing the explosion, more than 300,000 people are left homeless. Lebanon’s President blamed the detonation on 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate. They were stored unsafely at a warehouse in the port

  • 662
  • 3 months ago
Vladimir Putin’s Reign – Russia Going from Afterthought to a Military Powe

The day before he became an Acting President, he signed a program article titled “Russia at the turn of the millennium”. Published on the government web site, the article expressed Putin’s views...

  • 789
  • 3 months ago
Cossacks – The Russian Samurai Soldiers

The Cossacks served as part of the Soviet Army. But after World War II, the units were disbanded. And then during the Perestroika era of the Soviet Union, descendants of the Cossacks began to revive t...

  • 868
  • 3 months ago
A few words about Artificial Intelligence: What is it?

Artificial intelligence is a way to enable computers to learn with the help of a teacher as well from their own experience. They can quickly adapt to the enormous volume of new parameters and perform ...

  • 699
  • 3 months ago
Crazy Facts About Stonehenge – The Mysterious Ancient Site

There is no clear theory how the stones got there. There are many popular theories. One of the popular theories is that they were used as a site for religious rituals. Other theories suggest that they...

  • 835
  • 4 months ago
Stockholm Syndrome – How to Identify and Help?

The term originally made it to the public’s eye in 1973 when four hostages were taken during a bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden

  • 771
  • 4 months ago
Hagia Sophia – Significance and Unique Facts

During its 1,500 year life-span, Hagia Sophia served as a cathedral, mosque, and a museum. When it was first constructed, Constantinople, now Istanbul, served as the capital of the Byzantine Empire. T...

  • 1,753
  • 4 months ago
Cleopatra’s Weird Beauty Rituals that Sound Normal Today

Cleopatra proved that women are more than capable of ruling nations. She did it with intelligence, grace, and rarely brutality. Women nowadays are mostly interested in her beauty secrets

  • 800
  • 4 months ago
Diego Garcia – Things You Didn’t Know about American Island Military Base

The main island is a military facility. It is off limits to anyone not on official duty. Some of the uninhabited outer islands can be visited by independent yachters with advance permission. Access to...

  • 1,198
  • 4 months ago
Understanding the Streisand Effect – When Censorship Backfires

The Streisand Effect is a social phenomenon that occurs when you try to hide or remove something, but instead you end up popularizing it

  • 1,113
  • 5 months ago
The World Tree - Middle Eastern Religions

The World Tree is mytheme in many Middle Eastern religions. It is most often portrayed as an archetype of the trees of knowledge and life.

  • 858
  • 5 months ago
Indus Valley Civilization – Ancient Civilization Noted for their Urban Planning

At its peak, the civilization had a population of more than five million people. Their baked brick houses and clusters of large and nonresidential buildings is amazing

  • 805
  • 5 months ago
Azulejo – Portugal’s Most Captivating Work of Art

In Portugal, tiled pavements, made of geometrical pieces of plain colors were used since the 13th century. Moros brought Azulejo to the Iberian Peninsula, and the influence in Portugal came from Spain...

  • 726
  • 5 months ago
How to Detoxify the Pineal Gland

The pineal gland is believed to play a vital role in consciousness. Detoxifying it can be helpful in attaining higher levels of consciousness.

  • 1,460
  • 5 months ago
The Six Day War – Six Days Changed the Middle East

The Six Day War lasted from June 5, 1967, up until June 10, 1967. But things started cooking earlier than that. At the end of 1948, Israel’s Arab neighbors had invaded to try to destroy the new stat...

  • 952
  • 5 months ago
The Karo Tribe – Maintaining a 500-year old Body Paint Tradition

The Karo are a Nilotic ethnic group. They are one of the smallest tribes in the region with an estimated population between 1,000 and 3,000 people

  • 992
  • 5 months ago
How Diet Affects Gender

Diet can alter estrogen and testosterone levels significantly, which further impact the development of human physical form.

  • 812
  • 5 months ago
Going through the Longest Tunnel in the World

With a length of 53.8km, Seikan connects the islands Honshu and Hokkaido

  • 767
  • 5 months ago
Lascaux Caves Facts and Mysteries

One of the best aspects of the caves are the fabulous colors. The colors are taken directly from the Earth itself. Those are the red and yellow ochre, found in the soil of much of the region

  • 864
  • 6 months ago
Jeanne Lanvin – Founder of the Oldest French Fashion House

Her calling card was her robe de style dress. This gown hung straight and narrow on the torso, but then ballooned out widely at the hips

  • 710
  • 6 months ago
The Kinsey Scale – What is it, and How to Use it?

It is one of the oldest and most-widely used scales to describe sexual orientation. While it is outdated, the scale was groundbreaking at the time

  • 1,855
  • 6 months ago
Who Was Jeannette Rankin? First Woman in the US Federal Office

Jeannette championed a multitude of diverse women’s rights and civil rights through a career spanning more than six decades

  • 1,052
  • 6 months ago
Where is the Internet of Things Headed in 2020?

IoT is changing the landscape of devices in the global industry and consumers. In the past few years, everything is about smart technology. We have just scratched the surface of the technology. More a...

  • 923
  • 6 months ago
The Battle of Berlin, What You Didn’t Know about the Fall of Nazi Germany

What if Germany won the battle? Well, even a German victory would not have changed anything at the time. At that point, Germany was way behind in terms of power in the war. Joseph Stalin, the Soviet c...

  • 2,058
  • 6 months ago
Antoni Gaudi Secret Gems – The Lesser Known Buildings You Have to See

Gaudi's work can be classified in three different styles in periods, including orientalist, neo-gothic, and naturalist

  • 1,307
  • 7 months ago
Santa Cruz del Islote – Most Densely Populated Island in the World

According to legends, the island was uninhabited some 150 years ago. The size was less than a hectare of land. It floated in the middle of the Caribbean Sea

  • 2,149
  • 7 months ago
The Scoville Scale Explained

The scale got its name thanks to its founding father, Wilbur Scoville. He was a pharmacist by trade, working for Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Company. Wilbur created a simple way to measure the pungency...

  • 2,064
  • 7 months ago
The Rockefeller Family Wealth – From Poverty to Billionaires

They are now in the seventh generation with as many as 170 heirs. And the family has managed to sustain their wealth. In 2016, they had more than 10 billion. There are more than 250 members of the fam...

  • 1,881
  • 7 months ago
Escondida Copper Mine – World’s Largest Copper Mine

Escondida produces more than 1 million tons of copper per year, which is about 5% of the global production. That is even more than the entire copper produced in Zambia, a country well known of its cop...

  • 1,191
  • 7 months ago
Lalibela – The Miraculous Underground Churches in Ethiopia

The historical name of the complex is Roha. This religious and pilgrimage center in the north-central Ethiopia is the capital of the Zagwe dynasty. It was renamed for the most distinguished monarch, L...

  • 1,305
  • 7 months ago
Dubrovnik – The Croatian City with the First Quarantine in Europe

Some 700 years ago, officials in Dubrovnik and rest of Europe fought against a devastating outbreak of bubonic plaque. The disease started in medieval Italy. While physicians and health officials had ...

  • 2,402
  • 7 months ago