Okunoshima Island, located in Japan’s Inland Sea between the islands of Honshu and Shikoku, boasts something that not many other places in the world can - herds of adorable rabbits that are tame enough to approach humans. The island...
Up to 10,000 years ago, all humans lived as hunter-gatherers, a semi-nomadic lifestyle involving a combination of hunting and gathering food from the land.   Searching for food requires a lot of walking, not to mention skill and patience. A...
One day in September of 1991, a couple of German tourists hiking in the Alps almost literally stumbled upon something amazing - the remains of what turned out to be Europe’s oldest mummy. The figure’s lower body was partially...
Have you heard of Lassie? And Rin Tin Tin? How about Red Dog? All of these dogs have gained international fame through written stories and cinema, but only one of these pups inspired the legend around him. While Lassie...
The lost city of Atlantis is one of the oldest and most well-known mysteries of all time. As early as 360 B.C. the ancient philosopher Plato spoke of the lost civilization in several written dialogues. In these writings the...
The 1920s was a decade of luxury for many Americans. People were wealthier than ever, allowing them to buy various household appliances, latest fashions in clothing, and of course, cars. This monstrous new demand for consumer products required an...
At the height of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to document the country in order to gain support for government programs. Several photographers were commissioned, resulting in over 180,000 photos. The catalogue has been maintained by the...
Most people already know the ill-fated story of the Titanic. The year was 1912. The ship was preparing for its first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, from Southampton, England to New York City. Quite a sight to behold, it...
Have you ever wished that you could speak with animals? Language is a unique human trait that connects us to each other and simultaneously separates us from others species. But we all know that some animals seem to understand...
Global Warming has obviously been a prominent and contentious issue in recent years. The advancement of science and the ability to accurately track data has led many of the top environmental scientists to conclude that the planet is undoubtedly...
One of the many benefits of living in modern times is the relative safety of our day-to-day lives. Sure, most of us participate in some activities with the potential for danger, like driving a car or flying in a...