Sugar long had a bad reputation because of its connection to slavery in the New World.
Leonardo was the first scientific illustrator.
Stuck in a book for centuries, strands of Copernicus's hair helped identify his body in 2005.
A short history of the literal interpretation of the Book of Genesis reveals it's largely a modern dogma.
The 100th anniversary of Pancho Villa's invasion of the U.S. raises the question of why he did it.
Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, who passed away this year at the age of 92, played a significant role in shaping our understanding of the print revolution.
In 1993, divers discovered a shipwreck from the Hellenistic period off the coast of Turkey. It held marble columns from the Temple of Apollo.
How did some of the most illustrious names of fin de siècle French literature end up in a newspaper battle over witchcraft and evil spirits?
The famous "Iron Curtain" speech that propelled us into the Cold War highlights Churchill's near roguish fight to challenge the U.S.S.R.
Mary Somerville, one of the first women scientists and science writers, came to be known after her death as the "queen of 19th century science."