When you face surgery, you might have many concerns about going under anesthesia. Will you lose consciousness? How will you feel afterward? Is it safe?
For some seriously questionable old-fashioned marital advice from 1861, take a look at one doctor's sex rules for couples.
There really was a giant, flightless bird - Gastornis - with a head the size of a horse's wandering the high Arctic some 53 million years ago.
The women who cover today's news 24 hours a day should snap a salute to their predecessors who covered World War II.
People who score high on neuroticism in personality tests tend to have negative thoughts and feelings of all types - but often have bonus creativity.
This vintage alphabet was scanned directly out of a vintage magazine from 1869, and are here for you to use in your modern-day craft projects!
A big data analysis of state of the union remarks may actually change our view of American History.
A statement made by Neil deGrasse Tyson, released after NASA debuted a new image of Earth on the 46th anniversary of the 1969 moon walk.
There is no longer any doubt: We are entering a mass extinction that threatens humanity's existence.
In ancient times, the needs of an increasingly complex civilization encouraged the development of a cuneiform writing.
Below are a few of the odder habits exhibited by our favorite writers, whose brilliance justifies any and all eccentricities.
Air conditioning is one of those modern conveniences we much about - until we don’t have one or it breaks. How do air conditioners work?
Researchers have discovered evidence to suggest that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.
A definitive geological timeline shows that a series of massive volcanic explosions 66 million years ago contributed to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Have you ever wondered where products like Formula 409, 7-Up, WD-40 and Preparation H got their brand names?
Through psychological theory and text-analyzing software, researchers have identified Shakespeare as an author of the play 'Double Falsehood.'
When it comes to race, this anthropologist argues that too many people still mistake bigotry for science.
An exhaustive new study by paleontologists provides conclusive evidence that the dinosaur Brontosaurus is distinct from Apatosaurus.
Here's the American Association of Physical Anthropologists position statement on the biological aspects of race.
Scientists have debated whether one of the largest volcanic cataclysms in Europe contributed to Neanderthals' extinction. New research may offer an answer.
The Paleo diet is a weight-loss methodology in which people emulate the diet of plants and animals eaten by early humans during the Stone Age.
Thanks to the new discovery of a skull from about 55,000 years ago, perspectives on early Homo sapiens migration have changed.
Thanks to a certain movie series, pirates are among the most appealing of the outlaws. But exemplars of democracy? This professor says yes.
An analysis of geologic history may help solve the riddle of the Cambrian explosion, the rapid diversification of animal life 530 million years ago.