Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
Due to unusual record-keeping practices or because of months that were eliminated over the centuries, there are a few days you’ll never see on your joke-a-day calendar.
Arguably Wilde’s most famous and well-known work, the play The Importance of Being Earnest, has spawned plenty of big screen adaptations (and more than a few versions have gone the radio, television,
Here are some of the best places to watch the sun’s late-night lightshow.
Geckos and shrubs and sharks, oh my! 2013 was a big year for new species. Scientists found hundreds of them this year. Here are some of our favorites.
Although the news often focuses on doom and gloom, there is plenty of good news around the world: we are making tremendous advances in life expectancy, disease prevention, poverty, and hunger.
Let's remember a few significant or inspiring people who left this mortal plane this year—people whose deaths (or whose lives) might not have been on your radar.
William Wordsworth is a famous poet. Usain Bolt broke the record for fastest human being.
Of pea soup and pig squeals.
Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest skyscraper in the world, rising 2,717 feet. That’s twice as high as the Empire State Building. How can buildings stretch so high without toppling over?
Listen to our new best friend LeVar Burton read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" from the Reading Rainbow iPad app.