Given its close proximity to Plymouth Rock, it’s hardly surprising that the city of Boston is home to many American “firsts.” From anti-smoking laws to UFO sightings, here are 24 things that originated in Beantown.... READ ON
During WWII, the U.S. government was scared that Japan might take all of Hawaii's money. Here's what they did to stop it.... READ ON
Some of China's modern pollution problems started long ago with the invading Mongols.... READ ON
Anandabai Gopal Joshee was not only the first Indian woman to receive a Western medical degree, but also the first known Hindu woman to travel to America. ... READ ON
Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti’s names are associated with one of the most infamous double homicides in American history. But were they guilty? Albert Einstein and a host of other great thinkers didn’t believe so.... READ ON
150 years after his assassination, Cooperstown's Fenimore Art Museum is debuting a new exhibit, "Autopsy for a Nation: The Death of Abraham Lincoln."... READ ON
The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.