Too popular for its own good? The career of a flower so powerfully beautiful, fashion would inevitably declare it over.
On March 17, 1768, the enslaved people of a Caribbean island planned a revolt, assuming the Irish slave owners would be drunk and distracted.
This Women's History Month, take a minute to bow down to the women of Nerdlandia.
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As two researchers found out, rewilding a species can be done in different ways, sometimes with different outcomes.
She was one half of a powerhouse academic couple and an influential historian in her own right. But she's still often overlooked.
A scandal at a Massachusetts women's prison marked a change in the construction of the "dangerous" female homosexual.
It was supposed to be a genteel luncheon with the first lady dedicated to discussing crime policy. The chanteuse had other ideas.
These women labored alongside their famous husbands to produce world-renowned research.
The movement against vivisection—experiments involving live animals—swelled with women. A group of scientists was determined to stop them.