Lava lamps were all the rage in the 1960s - the perfect time to debut something that created such a surreal-looking landscape. Here's how they work.
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.
Check out some genius views on the creative power of solitude, including perspectives from Tesla, Mozart, Einstein and Picasso.
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.
In ancient times, the needs of an increasingly complex civilization encouraged the development of a cuneiform writing.
Here are the novel word counts behind the greatest works of literature throughout history, from Shakespeare to J K Rowling and George R R Martin.
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.
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.
The social status of your ancestors many generations in the past - and their last name - exerts an influence on your life chances.
If your life wasn't going according to plan, vintage ads made it pretty clear that it was probably because you smelled bad.
The most comprehensive family tree of meat-eating dinosaurs ever created is enabling scientists to discover key details of how birds evolved from them.
The popularity of long and winding spiral staircases goes back more than 1000 years. Here are more than a dozen examples of spiral stairs, old and new!