Ancient people came up with a number of creative ways to store leftovers.
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Istanbul has had many names, including Byzantium, New Rome and Constantinople. It didn't officially become Istanbul until 1930.
As men age, their testosterone levels stay high until age 70 or so, prompting their eyebrows — and ear and nose hair, too — to grow longer and longer.
In the fourth century B.C., a little-known Greek mariner visited the British Isles. When he returned, he wrote a book about his travels, called "On the Ocean," which was read for centuries.
The asteroid that crashed into Earth 66 million years ago unleashed a catastrophic series of events.
It's often assumed that birds are the only animals that sing. But these other divas of the animal kingdom prove otherwise.
Humans are getting better at staving off death our technological and medical advances. But could humans ever become immortal?
About 4.5 billion years ago, the solar system was just a giant, spinning cloud of gas and dust. Today, it's flat. Here's how that happened.