Why Do We Yawn And What Do They Mean? The Mysterious Science Behind This Universal Behavior
Though scientists have long sought to figure out what yawns are and why they're contagious, the answers remain fuzzy as leading theories have been debunked.
33 Rare Photos That Show The Secret Lives Of Nazis Inside Auschwitz
In 2007, one Nazi officer's photo album came to light and revealed the gleeful private lives of the SS guards who worked inside the deadliest extermination camp of the Holocaust.
A Sinkhole That Just Opened By The Pantheon Has Brought Original Roman Paving Stones To Light
The ancient paving was laid around the time of the Pantheon's original construction between 27 and 25 B.C.
Why The Eiffel Tower Was Built — And Why Parisians Wanted It Torn Right Back Down
Constructed for the 1889 World's Fair, the Eiffel Tower would have been quickly destroyed after the festivities if a vocal group of Parisians had gotten their way.
The True Story Of Gloria Steinem, From The CIA To ‘The World’s Most Famous Feminist’
Before Gloria Steinem was the face of second-wave feminism, she was an anti-communist operative for the CIA and went undercover with Playboy to expose their misogynistic practices.
Britain Shares The Last Nazi Messages They Decoded Before Germany Surrendered
The transmissions were released to mark the 75th anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe.
How Anna May Wong Became History’s First Asian American Movie Star Despite Old Hollywood’s Racism
After leaving the industry twice due to bigotry, Anna May Wong became an advocate for the rights of Chinese American citizens.
Researchers Thought Otters Juggled For Practice — Turns Out They Do It When They’re Hungry
Research across three U.K. zoos showed that captive otters will start to juggle more as feeding time approaches.
Meet The Curly Tail Lizard, The Invasive Species That’s Eating Its Way Through Florida
The curly-tailed lizard will eat almost anything, which means it can thrive in foreign territories — but it also means trouble for Florida's native lizards.
Meet The Goliath Birdeater, The Biggest Spider In The World By Weight
Measuring nearly a foot wide, the Goliath bird-eating tarantula takes down prey like mice and birds, then liquefies their internal organs.
‘Murder Hornets’ From East Asia Have Mysteriously Arrived In The U.S. — And They Could Endanger Our Bees
The earliest sighting was in the fall of 2019 when two of the insects were uncovered in Washington State.