France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.
Evolution is a marvelous thing. When Archaeopteryx was first discovered, it put a major feather in Darwin’s cap.
Arthur Chu captured national attention for becoming an 11-time Jeopardy! champion and is now shamelessly extending his presence in the national spotlight by all available means.
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A clear and fascinating way to get in touch with the linguistic history of our continent.
Today's map uses data from Sporcle's popular "Name the Countries of the World" quiz.
While Brain Candy is a cult classic, it lost a bunch of money and marked the beginning of a four-year hiatus (read: breakup) for The Kids in the Hall.
When British explorers happened upon Kangaroo Island—a Puerto Rico-sized drop of land south of what today is the city of Adelaide—the animals took them by surprise.
The brain, of course, is split into two hemispheres. But is there such a thing as being right-brained or left-brained?
Brain and brawn have never been enemies; in fact, some of the most gifted scientists of all time were also dedicated athletes.
New York City's American Museum of Natural History recently launched an online image database, Digital Special Collections, which features more than 7000 images from the institution's histor
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