; it was an intellectual revolution which allowed the human mind to fulfil its natural desire to think for itself, and from which social and political freedom would follow. In short, the Enlightenment presented itself as the dawn of modern self-consc
Whip out your bell bottoms and join us as we reminisce on mail-order vacation homes, lunar module-inspired camping shelters, and more. Happy Memorial Day!
The modern garage first appeared in the 1920s, and inventors—of automobile parts, among other things—began to occupy them almost immediately.
This report, originally presented by 9News of Denver, tells the story of Richard Vanden Heuvel, a retired World War II Veteran.
Discover the hidden features and intricate interior of this cabinet.
The original "Star Trek" television series featured technology that had first appeared decades earlier in science fiction stories.
Imagine what wonders will be discovered when the long-forgotten property is cleared
"Lunar meteor showers" happen more common than anyone ever expected, with hundreds of detectable impacts occurring every year.
In a recent finding, an anthropologist from Binghamton University has analyzed the tiny ear bones, the malleus, incus and stapes from two different species of early human ancestors from South Africa. This new study sheds light on the earliest known e
(You Tube) CIA whistleblower talks about a gun that shoots a frozen dart of poison that mimicks a heart attack in the victim.
For more than a decade after they moved into their house in Neenah, Wisconsin, the Zwick family knew they had a Cold War bunker in their backyard.
In June, Bradley Manning, 25, the army private who caused the greatest security breach in US history by giving hundreds of thousands of classified war and diplomatic documents to Wikileaks, will go on trial at Fort Meade, MD.
Ancient toothaches, smells, franken-mummies, and more!
New archeological and forensic anthropological evidence shows that early English settlers in Jamestown, Virginia, dined on the other-other white meat for survival.
This is a flier put out in 1917. Hemp for victory, and chickens for change!
20 years ago today, on April 30 1993, CERN contributed the technologies underpinning the World Wide Web to the royalty-free public domain.
Back in the day, America’s spies didn’t have the kind of surveillance satellites that can pinpoint you from orbit.
The new documentary "Unclaimed" purports to introduce the world to former Army Sergeant John Robertson, lost over in Vietnam in 1968 and left behind for over four decades.
No more fascinating a story of a man during Hitler’s rise to power than that of Erik Jan Hanussen, a man whose psychic abilities catapulted him and Hitler in the public eye.
Human history is filled with conflict. Some of that conflict takes place on a small level involving only a few people -- sometimes the battle takes place within a single person's mind.
The first Lamborghini was not a low-slung, overpowered sports car that looked like sex on wheels. It was a tractor, and a damn fine one at that.
In this post, I will look at various aspects of social life in the Middle Ages. These include arts and letters, serfdom, women in society, religious tolerance, and finally, some additional aspects of the role of the king.
A brief chat with Professor Gerard Casey of University College, Dublin, about the history of stateless Ireland.
In II Samuel 19 there is the story about an often-overlooked man by the name of Barzillai. He was a Gileadite who helped save King David’s life. The Scripture says of him: “He was a very great man.”
A new species of dinosaur has been discovered in Madagascar that roamed the India-Madagascar land mass 90 million years ago when the continent was isolated in the middle of the ocean.
Between 9 and 10 p.m. on the night of April 18, 1775, Joseph Warren told Paul Revere and William Dawes that the king's troops were about to embark in boats from Boston bound for Cambridge and the road to Lexington and Concord.
In April 2002, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apparently arrived in the United States on a tourist visa with his sons Tamerlan, 15, and Dzhokhar, 8 — now the suspects in the ongoing Boston Marathon bombing manhunt.
An explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant that injured more than 100 and killed an estimated five to 15 people on Wednesday (April 18) is an eerie echo of another Texas industrial disaster that struck almost exactly 66 years ago.
The American Revolutionary War started on April 19, 1775, at the towns of Lexington and Concord. But how accurate are some of the key facts that have been handed down to us through the generations?
Check out this beautiful 1933 brewing guide from the pages of Popular Science.