Andrew Robinson Stoney May Have Been England’s Worst Husband Ever
Stoney lied and cheated his way into becoming the husband of Mary Bowes, an heiress who would endure decades of abuse at his hand.
The Tragic Tale Of Audrey Munson, America’s First Supermodel Who Died In A Mental Asylum
Audrey Munson's statuesque likeness can be seen throughout New York City to this day. Unfortunately, her own success didn't last long.
How Your Grandma’s Experiences Can Leave Their Mark On Your Brain
New research adds another layer of complexity to the "nature versus nurture" debate.
The Quiet Tragedy Behind John Stith Pemberton And The Invention Of Coca-Cola
John Pemberton struggled with addiction for much of his life. Somewhere along the way, this addiction spurred invention.
Dying Stars, Physics, And The Reason Why Barns Are Painted Red
Turns out that the stars above have a lot to do with the iconic red barns that dot the United States.
How “Fake News” Led To The Flour Riot Of 1837
If the Flour Riot of 1837 teaches us anything, it's that people often believe what they read — and will act upon it.
Dealing With Grief: Japanese Phone Booth Connects The Living And The Dead
Called "the phone of the wind," this device allows Japanese mourners to leave messages for those who died in the 2011 earthquake.
How Trees “Talk” To One Another
Trees form complex relationships with one another to survive — and may offer lessons for us on how we can do the same.
A Giant Ball Of Rats: Are Rat Kings Real Or Mere Myth?
The idea of a massive rat made up of many rats is terrifying. But it may be only that: an idea.
Feral Cats Have Taken Over Australia, And The Government Is Now Fighting Back
Australia may very well be the land of cat people — but not exactly by choice.
Why Cavemen’s Teeth Were Healthier Than Ours
Turns out cavemen cared about dental hygiene — and may have something to teach us about the ways we care for our teeth.