Category: Technology

Premies in showbiz: The twisted history of incubators in Coney Island freak shows

Stradivari violins’ brilliant clarity and the little ice age

Edison vs. Tesla: Who was the better inventor?

Unforgettable Space Race disasters that resulted in tragedy

New study confirms Mayans numbered millions in an area of 800 square miles 3,000 years ago

NASA confirms original moon walk footage may have been taped over

The mysterious origins of Bitcoin

How did people wake up before alarm clocks?

Restoration brings new life to York Minster’s 15th-century stained glass masterpiece

Before wing suits, there was Elmer the Flying Monk

The incredible legacy of George Eastman

Before the telephone, Morse code relayed messages over long distances thanks to Samuel F.B. Morse

The 11-year-old who named now-disgraced Pluto (ex-planet)

Plastic surgery was invented for WWI veterans with serious facial injuries

From Coke to X-Rays, here are 6 items that were created by accident

Evolution of safety coffins for people accidently buried alive

January 1, 1788: Quakers in PA emancipate their slaves

20 Americans who lived our dream and married royalty

Declassified documents reveal the truth about the FBI’s contribution to Ernest Hemingway’s demise

Ancient 12.28.18

This lost city was the Vegas of Ancient Rome

General 12.27.18

Powerful photos of women entering the workforce

History Today 12.25.18

December 25, 800 CE: Charlemagne crowned Holy Roman Emperor

Unraveling the mysterious life of Leonardo da Vinci

History Today 12.23.18

December 23rd, 1954: First successful kidney transplant is performed

History Today 12.22.18

December 22nd, 1990: Lech Walesa becomes president of Poland

History Today 12.21.18

December 21, 1913: First crossword published

Today in history 12.20.18

Katherine Johnson was a hidden genius

December 20, 1606: Three ships set sail for Jamestown, Virginia to establish a permanent colony

The media has been the biggest enemy to politicians since Boss Tweed

General 12.19.18

The true horror story behind one of horror’s most iconic scenes

Marie-Antoinette probably didn’t say “let them eat cake”

As if she wasn’t already incredible enough, Eleanor Roosevelt was an Olympic Bobsledder

December 19th, 1983: FIFA World Cup gets stolen in Brazil

General 12.18.18

Coco Chanel grew up in severe poverty, and it turned her into a millionaire

The unreal story behind Lynyrd Skynyrd’s name

Did the Dutch really forget they were at war with Scilly for 335 years?

Quiz: Are you a true baby boomer?

December 18, 1892: Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutracker’ premiers in Russia

World 12.17.18

A toy monkey reunites a family decades after WWII

Think the Kardashians are interesting? Get a load of ‘poor little rich girl’ Barbara Hutton

Last-known photographs of highly influential people

December 17, 1777: France recognizes the US as a country

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