Tag: science

May 30, 1971: Mariner 9 heads for Mars

April 14, 2003: The Human Genome Project is completed

April 1, 1948: Alpher, Bethe, and Gamow propose the Big Bang theory

March 20, 1915: Albert Einstein unveils the general theory of relativity

March 13, 1761: William Herschel discovers Uranus

February 26, 1616: Galileo is banned from the Catholic Church

January 12, 1998: Nineteen European countries jointly ban human cloning

January 11, 1922: Insulin used to treat diabetes patient for first time

Katherine Johnson was a hidden genius

King James IV’s love of language led to a shocking experiment

This 1950s science kit for kids came with real uranium

Amazingly accurate pregnancy test told ancient Egyptians they were a new mummy

November 28, 1964: NASA launches Mariner 4 to Mars

November 24, 1859: Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species

‘Gate To Hell’ takes its own animal sacrifices and scientists tell us why

Meet the woman who worked for free to win the Nobel Prize in Physics

November 8th, 1895: Wilhelm Röntgen discovers x-rays

After 32 years, Chernobyl is still as deadly as ever

Mysterious battery dated from 1840 still continues to baffle

September 26, 1905: Einstein publishes his first paper on relativity

According to this newspaper from 106 years ago, humans prefer to just ignore impending doom

BBC names Marie Curie most influential woman of all time

How Florence Sabin transformed medicine and made headway for women scientists

Discover the ancient city of Tenochtitlán

How the Battle of Waterloo ruined the reputation of Napoleon Bonaparte

World 07.18.19

‘Little House on the Prairie’ behind-the-scenes facts that’ll change how you see the show

Robert Wadlow: the tallest man in history

General 07.17.19

Robert the Doll’s haunting tale makes Chucky seem like an actual toy

US 07.16.19

The two Battles of Saratoga were the stunning turning points of the Revolutionary War

US 07.15.19

Everything you need to know about First Lady Abigail Adams

General 07.14.19

The fascinating development of the famous Rorschach inkblot test

General 07.13.19

The incredible true story behind ‘The Great Escape’ is far more epic than the film

General 07.12.19

You won’t believe these 29 celebrities served in the military

Did you know that monks are responsible for creating pretzels?

People have been getting stoned for 2,500 years, according to new discovery

US 07.11.19

July 11, 1804: Alexander Hamilton lost his life in a duel against life-long rival, Aaron Burr

Lewis Carroll’s exposure to Victorian asylums inspired the beloved Mad Hatter

The sizzling story of the Rat Pack, Marilyn Monroe, and the president of the United States

World 07.10.19

30 powerful photos from the Vietnam War era

How ‘Roots’ became an iconic drama miniseries

Here’s why the existence of early humans in Malta was covered up

Lawyers, guns, and money: The CIA’s complicated history in Latin America

World 07.08.19

July 8, 1951: Paris celebrates its 2,000th birthday

Ancient Babylonian dialect makes a major comeback in a movie

An ancient Israeli ring may have been worn by the official who executed Jesus

General 07.06.19

This incredible Japanese politician rescued thousands of Jews from Nazi-occupied Europe

General 07.05.19

Yamato was the most stunning battleship ever built and it met a humiliating fate

General 07.04.19

How the pinball machine became a worldwide sensation

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