One Remarkable Find Shows a Man Who Survived Prehistoric Brain Surgery

Medicine has made giant strides, particularly in recent years. From major surgeries requiring only a one-inch incision to bionic prosthetic limbs that function almost as well as the originals, many ailments that were once considered highly debilitating or even deadly are now treated routinely and safely thanks to modern medical advances. But what was medicine…

The First Church in New Netherland Territory was (Ironically) Built Thanks to Drunken Wedding- goers

The year was 1633. New Netherland was a fledgling territory, the Dutch Republic’s first attempt at colonization in the New World. Decades earlier, explorer Henry Hudson was hired by the Dutch East India Company to find a northern passage to Asia, but he inadvertently encountered much more. On his return voyage, he brushed the coast…