history

Malaysian Crash Conjures "Accidental" Shoot-downs of the Past

With the latest Malaysian airlines disaster looking like a takedown by military forces, we remember the tragic history of these incidences. Read...
Jane Jones   |   07.17.14   |   SHARE

Want to See the First Spider to Walk the Earth? Science Can Do That for You

See how it all began for the subject of our arachnophobia nightmares. Read...
Jane Jones   |   07.16.14   |   SHARE
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Why It's Time to Ditch the Word "Feminist"

Is the problem with "feminism" the word itself? Read...
Nikki Gloudeman   |   07.10.14   |   SHARE

From Cher to Britney: How Auto-Tuning Took Over the Music Industry

A leaked clip of Britney Spears singing "Alien" sans auto-tune has tongues wagging. How did the music industry devolve into this sad state of affairs? Read...
Nikki Gloudeman   |   07.9.14   |   SHARE
Culture

Could Squirrels be the Solution to our Societal Problems? A Brief History of the Urban Rodent

Our daily confrontation with squirrels did not develop as a societal scourge, but as a conscious act of domestication. Read...
Jane Jones   |   07.2.14   |   SHARE

Religious Persecution, Pestilence and other Sordid Inspirations for Nursery Rhymes

Classic English nursery rhymes reveal the harsh realities of murder, violence, disease and torture. Enjoy, children! Read...
Jane Jones   |   06.25.14   |   SHARE

High on History: 3 Fashion Trends Seriously Hazardous to Health

We’re all willing to suffer a little for beauty, but these case studies took the body toll to a whole other level. Read...
Jane Jones   |   06.25.14   |   SHARE

Watch: These 5 Famous History Stories Have It All Wrong

Maybe it’s mean-spirited to let the air out of sketchy history, but it’s also oh so satisfying. Read...
Jane Jones   |   06.23.14   |   SHARE
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