Centuries ago, the typical British coffeehouse was more like a "school without a master" than a place to grab a quick boost of caffeine.
Is the dumpster in the alley worthy of a poem?
Our bodies crave more food if we haven’t had enough protein, and this can lead to a vicious cycle.
The global extent of the Revolutionary War surprises many Americans today — but it was crucial to independence.
Mary Toft staged an elaborate hoax, but the pain was real.
The Knights Templar were not only skilled fighters, but also clever bankers who played a crucial role in the development of Europe’s financial systems.
Darwin missed an amazing example of evolution.
The “first-of-its-kind” archeological find is being reburied despite the fact that researchers haven’t finished studying it.
Meet the people paid to rouse the workers of industrial Britain.
The retraction crisis has morphed into a citation crisis.
Considering the astronomical occupational risks, life insurance was prohibitively expensive for the first NASA astronauts.
When the UK bans the American Bully XL this year, it won't rely on science to identify them.
Meet the world's largest landowners.
You can buy over 400,000 products tagged “witch” on Etsy, from candles to spell bottles to pentagram necklaces.
Billy was a local celebrity in the early 1900s. And he might have been a murderer.
Ice harvesters once made a living from frozen lakes and ponds, but the work was strenuous and dangerous. Then refrigeration changed everything.
Environmental activists want us to feel "flight shame" if we can take a train, instead. But this isn't entirely realistic, even in Europe.
Its apples taste bad, but institutions all over the world want a descendant or clone of the tree, anyway.
This could change how researchers approach vaccine development.
We rightly celebrate Winston Churchill as one of the world's greatest leaders — but for all the wrong reasons.
A famous explorer's doomed ship is finally found 107 years after it was lost to the Antarctic deep.
Thomas Baldwin's Airopaidia (1786) includes the earliest sketches of the earth from a balloon.