Bishop Thietmar of Merseburg's eight-volume history contained stories of the living dead—and, he believed, proof of the Christian resurrection.
Thomas Cook and Son Ltd. pioneered middle class tourism during the Victorian era, when it followed the course of the British Empire.
A "cleaner station" is a sort of undersea business, a place where large, often predatory, fish go to have parasites removed.
The concept of “Great Books," the historian Tim Lacy explains, developed in the late nineteenth century as an attempt to foster a “democratic culture.”
The world’s first interactive cinema system, the Kinoautomat was the brainchild of Radúz Činčera, a Czech cinematographer.
A Curious Reader asks: When my dog gets that “hang dog” expression after I scold her for misbehavior, is she really ashamed?
During a slow day at work, a young marble cutter named Willis O’Brien began sculpting tiny T-Rex figurines.
Does forest thinning, a land management strategy, offer an effective solution to the problem of forest fires?
How a classic Tweety Bird cartoon became a mainstay in linguistics research.
In 1964, 5 years after the end of the Cuban revolution, Che Guevara wrote for an academic journal. Read the Cuban leader in his own words.