Cave art left behind by ancient humans has created many scientific mysteries. Who drew what when—the answers can tell us a lot about the early movement and the lives of humans and our ancient relatives. Sometimes cave art records human-ness such as handprints, or activities such as hunting. Sometimes the designs discovered painted in caves or carved into rocks are geometric in nature.
Over the 100 years that have passed since his birth, Hachikō has become a symbol of loyalty.
A middle school student from Ontario has just proven that the mythical heat ray by Greek mathematician Archimedes could be...
Old footage is a priceless gift that allows us to travel back in time and get a glimpse of the past. The one real caveat is the grainy, low quality of these colorless images. The low level of definition can also make it harder for some people to relate to the subjects of the film. Building a sturdier bridge between past and present, YouTube channel NASS restores vintage videos with the help of contemporary software.
What do you know about the history of mapmaking?
Cartographers—or map makers—shape how we perceive our world.
Many cultures around the world mark the harvest season with unique celebrations. In Kerala, India there is a festival called Onam that takes place in August or September with a large array of events. On the fourth day of the festivities, hundreds of dancers paint their bodies and dress up as tigers.
When Sara Rivers Cofield picked up a vintage 19th-century dress in 2014, she didn't expect to find a mystery along...
These days, when you go out to the beach or the pool, you'll see a variety of swimsuits.
Coin collecting is a passionate hobby shared by many. From early American gold coins to silver memories trapped in time capsules, the variety is endless. The values are deeply diverse too, ranging from only a couple times their face value to in the millions, historic coins can be worth a penny or a pittance.
Winston Churchill Had a Doctor’s Note To Drink Unlimited Alcohol While Visiting the U.S. During Prohibition
Winston Churchill is best remembered for leading the UK through World War II.
Before the internet, the New York Public Library was one of the largest repositories of human knowledge in the world.