Scientific Revolution(1550 - 1700)
In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga
January 28, 2013 | By Mike Dash
Does the evidence against these 44 slaves really stack up?
January 02, 2013 | By Mike Dash
Blanchard was said to be afraid of riding in a carriage, but she became one of the great promoters of human flight
October 18, 2012 | By Gilbert King
Through centuries of human suffering, one vision has sustained: a belief in a terrestrial arcadia that offered justice and plenty to any explorer capable of finding it
August 28, 2012 | By Mike Dash
“Kipper und Wipper”: Rogue Traders, Rogue Princes, Rogue Bishops and the German Financial Meltdown of 1621-23
It is tempting to think of the German hyperinflation of 1923 as a uniquely awful event, but it pales in comparison to what happened in the 17th century.
March 29, 2012 | By Mike Dash
Custom in the Ottoman Empire mandated that a condemned grand vizier could save his neck if he won a sprint against his executioner
March 22, 2012 | By Mike Dash
Renowned for their ruthlessness, these two female pirates challenged the sailors’ adage that a woman’s presence on shipboard invites bad luck
August 09, 2011 | By Karen Abbott
Four hundred years ago, the Italian scientist looked into space and changed our view of the universe
August 2009 | By David Zax
With these various instruments, Galileo Galilei was able to look into space and change our view of the universe.
July 20, 2009 | By Sarah Zielinski
The watercolors that John White produced in 1585 gave England its first startling glimpse of America
December 2008 | By Abigail Tucker