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The Disappeared, The Dead, And The Damned: Inside The Church Of Scientology

The Disappeared, The Dead, And The Damned: Inside The Church Of Scientology

L. Ron Hubbard founded the Church of Scientology in 1954 to supposedly rid his parishioners of self-doubt. More than half a century later, the religion is under more scrutiny than ever.
How Tens Of Thousands Of Soldiers Died In The Bloody WWII Battle Of Iwo Jima

How Tens Of Thousands Of Soldiers Died In The Bloody WWII Battle Of Iwo Jima

One American general called the Battle of Iwo Jima “the most savage and the most costly battle in the history of the Marine Corps.”
57 Photos Of The Day The Berlin Wall Fell

57 Photos Of The Day The Berlin Wall Fell

See why the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989 marked not just the dismantling of a barrier, but a victory for freedom itself.
33 Captivating Photos From The Battle Of Guadalcanal, America’s First Offensive Of WWII

33 Captivating Photos From The Battle Of Guadalcanal, America’s First Offensive Of WWII

The prolonged campaign of Guadalcanal saw repeated, ferocious attempts by the Japanese to retake the island and its strategic airfield from the United States.
Inside The Cement Tube Homes That Might Be The Future Of Hong Kong’s Housing

Inside The Cement Tube Homes That Might Be The Future Of Hong Kong’s Housing

Plagued by overcrowding, Hong Kong has been exploring creative options to accommodate its burgeoning population. One such option? A retrofitted cement water pipe called an OPod.
The Complete, Unadulterated History Of 1969’s Woodstock Music Festival

The Complete, Unadulterated History Of 1969’s Woodstock Music Festival

Fifty years ago this summer, half a million hippies, beatniks, and long hairs descended upon upstate New York for a three-day music festival. The world would never be the same.
25 Reconstructed Faces Of Ancient People From The Neanderthals To Jesus

25 Reconstructed Faces Of Ancient People From The Neanderthals To Jesus

Scientists and artists worked together to create these reconstructed faces from ancient peoples past — and the results are astonishing.
A Massive Hail Storm Buried Mexico In A Layer Of Ice — In June

A Massive Hail Storm Buried Mexico In A Layer Of Ice — In June

Over three feet of hail fell onto the unsuspecting town of Guadalajara in Mexico — and many are pointing the finger at climate change.
How 10050 Cielo Drive Went From Peaceful Dream Home To Manson Family Murder Scene

How 10050 Cielo Drive Went From Peaceful Dream Home To Manson Family Murder Scene

Once a tranquil getaway for Hollywood elite, 10050 Cielo Drive became infamous for the 1969 murders of Sharon Tate and four others.
Taiwan’s Rainbow Village Is A Testament To The Power Of Art

Taiwan’s Rainbow Village Is A Testament To The Power Of Art

When the local government in Taiwan threatened to demolish Huang Yung-Fu's home, he began painting — and created the world-famous Rainbow Village.
Why The California Nuns Known As The Sisters Of The Valley Devoted Their Lives To Weed

Why The California Nuns Known As The Sisters Of The Valley Devoted Their Lives To Weed

The Sisters of the Valley, also known as the "weed nuns," believe in the healing powers of marijuana — to a spiritual degree.