According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, about 36.3% of active physicians in the U.S. are women. And while this number is far from ideal parity, it still means that we’ve come a long way—and all thanks to trailblazers who defied social roles and pursued a medical degree in the early days of modern medicine.
A set of stairs known as the Survivors’ Staircase are part of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in...
Exploring the unknown can be a risky business.
In the early days of aviation, there were groups of daredevils who performed incredible stunts at high altitudes. One of the most well-known groups was the 13 Flying Black Cats. Founded in Los Angeles in the mid-1920s, this professional aerobatic team performed at air shows and for Hollywood and didn't use parachutes regularly until they became required by law in 1927.
Prior to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE, and consequently being buried under volcanic ash, the ancient Roman...
The World’s Oldest Cat Door Has Been Letting Working Cats Enter the Cathedral Since the 14th Century
In medieval days, cathedrals would have been overrun with mice and rats without a feline prowling the premises.
In the early 19th century, most blind children and adults were unable to attend school. Two Bostonians set out to change this. Dr. John Dix Fisher and Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe joined with other reform-minded members of Boston's upper classes to found what is now The Perkins School for the Blind.
Are you a descendant of one of the passengers who crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower over 400 years ago?
Singer Sinéad O'Connor has passed away at age 56.
There are many modern conveniences that we often take for granted today. Some of them are so prevalent that it's hard to imagine a time when they didn't exist. The dishwasher, for instance, is an appliance that revolutionized the home by freeing up a time-consuming chore. While it was not popularized until the 1970s, the invention has been around for over 100 years.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Stefan Mandel turned playing the lottery into an art form.
In 1992, farmers near the village of Shiyan Beicun in Zhejiang province, China, were considering several ponds on their lane.