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Southerners Actually Thought Slaves Escaping Was A Sign Of Mental Illness

Southerners Actually Thought Slaves Escaping Was A Sign Of Mental Illness

Southern doctors used pseudo-science to explain why slaves tried to escape while ignoring the fact that maybe they just didn't like being slaves.
A Huge Crack Just Opened Up In Kenya, Proving That Africa Is Splitting Up

A Huge Crack Just Opened Up In Kenya, Proving That Africa Is Splitting Up

A giant crack appeared in Africa and is evidence that the continent is undoubtedly splitting apart.
Why Climate Change Means Certain Death For Many Turtles

Why Climate Change Means Certain Death For Many Turtles

Though three feet of water may not mean much to humans, to turtles and other aquatic life, the change could be catastrophic.
The Curious Case Of Mary Reeser And Spontaneous Human Combustion

The Curious Case Of Mary Reeser And Spontaneous Human Combustion

When police found Mary Reeser in 1951, she was almost entirely ash. But the rest of her apartment remained almost perfectly intact.
Speedball: The Deadly Drug Cocktail That’s Claimed Too Many Lives

Speedball: The Deadly Drug Cocktail That’s Claimed Too Many Lives

Speedballs have claimed the lives of several of your favorite celebrities, but its popularity doesn't seem to be declining.
Some West Africans Have DNA Not Linked To Any Known Human Ancestor

Some West Africans Have DNA Not Linked To Any Known Human Ancestor

Using a new method, researchers found mysterious "ghost" DNA in West African Yoruba population.
The Mystery Of The Flying Dutchman Explained By The Physics Of Light

The Mystery Of The Flying Dutchman Explained By The Physics Of Light

The mysterious Flying Dutchman has been spotted at sea since the late 1700s. However, as it turns out, there's more science than ghosts at work.
Fritz Haber, Nobel Prize Winner And Father Of Chemical Warfare

Fritz Haber, Nobel Prize Winner And Father Of Chemical Warfare

Fritz Haber prevented many from starving and developed chemical gases that would kill many.
The Mirny Diamond Mine Might Be The Most Mysterious Hole Ever

The Mirny Diamond Mine Might Be The Most Mysterious Hole Ever

The mine is so deep, the vortex it creates is enough to suck a helicopter out of the air and into its depths.
Meet The Tardigrade — The Universe’s Most Resilient Animal

Meet The Tardigrade — The Universe’s Most Resilient Animal

The tardigrade has baffled scientists for years, for its ability to survive everything it's been exposed to so far – even space.
This Rare Star Explosion Puts Most Supernovae To Shame — And NASA Captured It

This Rare Star Explosion Puts Most Supernovae To Shame — And NASA Captured It

NASA's Kepler space telescope captured the wild explosion of a unique kind of dying star, gaining insight into this mysterious sort of supernova.