Marie Curie's notebooks are still radioactive.
The way this summer is going, you'll soon run out of ways to say, "It's ridiculously hot." Lucky for us, we have a direct line to Joan H.
The field of robotics, while taking over factories and a lot of other manual labor, is still experimental in many areas.
Installment #24: In the first half of 1912, the small Christian kingdoms of the Balkan Peninsula began plotting an attack on their former oppressor, the weak, declining Ottoman Empire.
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When a droid spills hot nuts and bolts that were supposed to be dinner, dubstep robots respond the only way they know how.
From the outside, the Screamotron3000 might seem like the world's most terrifying photo booth.
To celebrate Independence Day in the US, I've collected fireworks displays from around the world. Can't find a good fireworks show in your neighborhood?
Let's look at each state and discuss the origin of its name.
Researchers at CERN have announced a major finding that, while they're being cautious and cagey because they're conservative people, is clearly the first observation of the Higgs boson, popu
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Ten Tips to Keep Your Cool During a Heatwave.
The National Flag Code was adopted on June 14, 1923, by the National Flag Conference. The representatives from the U.S.
Do you have a song that just pops in your head sometimes? Even if you haven't heard it for weeks or months?
It was the spring of 1971, and the public library in Troy, Mich., was finally getting a permanent home.
Riffing on Rock History
In this video Alex Chadwick of the Chicago Music Exchange flies through 100 iconic guitar riffs in just over 12 minutes. It’s amazing that he can do that.