The good, the bad, and the ugly.
Through crazes of pigeon-fancying, these birds have been reshaped into a dizzying variety of forms.
Mothers used to documented their infant children's milestones—first steps, first smile—in specially made books. They're amazing historical documents.
Some claimed the battles were so fierce they could smell the gunpowder.
A recent New York Times quiz got us thinking about refrigerators, food, diet, and assumptions about class. Here are 11 stories on the subject.
A scholar finds that some ancient Egyptians who were literate wrote annoyed letters to friends.
In the era of Louis XV, it was fashionable to drench oneself in “animal scents.”
If we find aliens, chances are they'll be nothing like we ever imagined.
Cesare Lombroso wanted to use science to understand who criminals were. But his ideas about biological "atavism" easily transferred to eugenics and nativism.
With its huge windows framing the corpses on display, the morgue bore an uncomfortable resemblance to a department store.