Article, History

A Brief History of Sick People Tampering With Halloween Candy

Ethan Trex

When kids start wolfing down their Halloween treats, there’s always one grim specter lurking in the back of parents' minds: what if some madman had filled their candy with poison, razor blades, n

Rosalind Franklin and the Search for DNA

Miss Cellania

Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer

Miss Cellania

Ada Lovelace has been called the world's first computer programmer. What she did was write the world’s first machine algorithm for an early computing machine that existed only on paper.

There’s Poop on the Moon

Matt Soniak

Twelve astronauts have been on the surface of the Moon.

Those Magnificent Ladies in Their Flying Machines

Miss Cellania

Lesser-Known Weapons of World War II

Jill Harness

How the Indianapolis Neighborhood Venerable Flackville Got Its Name

Matt Soniak

Who put the Flack in Flackville? That would be brick manufacturer Mr. Joseph F. Flack.

The Bizarre History of White House Pets

Ethan Trex

There's a new Portuguese water dog roaming the White House grounds. Now that Sunny has joined Bo, let's look back at some of our favorite White House pets.

80 Years of Drive-in Theaters

Bryan Dugan

The outdoor movie theater, born in 1933 in Pennsauken, N.J., turned 80 on June 6.

The Lethal Soviet “Night Witches” of the 588th Night Bomber Unit

Maureen Monahan

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