How the Galapagos Islands Changed the World
He was both a brutal warrior and a symbol of African unity, inviting comparisons to the bloodthirsty but brilliant military leaders of ancient Sparta.
He was a latecomer to the Age of Exploration, but James Cook still managed to put his mark on world history.
Ancient hunters painted the sections of their cave dwellings where singing, humming and music sounded best, a new study suggests.
Fans of Celtic mythology will recognize Prince Nuada in Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
Sugar: The sweet stuff once played a major role in one of the sourest eras in modern times.
Gutenberg didn't invent printing. He didn't even invent movable type.
Pepper was once so valuable that it could be used to pay the rent.
Like a medieval ATM, one family bankrolled the cultural movement that dragged Europe out of the Dark Ages and into modernity.
Scientists studied the effects of altitude to help Allied pilots survive.
Today's Christianity is a result of the Council of Nicea.
An epic showdown in 31 B.C. marked the end of the Roman Republic.
What went on at the agora went beyond the simple market transactions.