The recent Apple patent decision was a big one, but here are some historical patent wars you might not have heard of
The race for the tallest structure in the world has been with us since humans built structures, and today it is going strong. But where's the limit?
The number of people in slavery is estimated to be upwards of 27 million — 2x the number of slaves taken from Africa during the transatlantic slave trade
Archaeologists are excavating hundreds of skeletons from the boggy swamps, and the remains belong to men who all sacrificed around the time of Christ
The U.S. Census Bureau announced yesterday that our population has hit one of math's favorite landmarks
Flooding fueled by heavy rains brought down a 36 meter long stretch of the Great Wall of China
Unearthed from a site near modern day St. Louis, Missouri, archaeologists found tea residue in pottery beakers that dates back to as early as 1050 A.D.
On a wooden raft two kittens (and three sailors) traveled from Canada to Cornwall
This silent film footage was taken in 1909 by Thomas Edison at Mark Twain's estate
In one click, the drifting lines and changing colors take you through 170 years of history.
In 1936 Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics, throwing the idea of Aryan supremacy back into Hitler's face
London's Natural History Museum is challenging adults to channel their inner child in an upcoming grown ups-only slumber party
Clendenin's photos evoke the feeling that for all the changes seen by the modern Olympic games, the athletes themselves could be transposed across time
From the ancient Romans to the Tudor Queen, everyone likes dressing up and pretending to be something else
Underneath a rock slab which rests on dozens of narrow stilts researchers have found the world's oldest stone axe, and a vast collection of painted artwork
A few highlights of death on New York City's subways over the years
No one knows exactly what's hidden in a giant warehouse in Sweden, but everyone agrees that it's really, really valuable
A few highlights of coverage celebrating Amelia Earhart's 115th birthday
July 24th marks double jackpot for the intrepid explorers of years past as well for as fans of the latest photographic trend, "ruin porn."
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