Humans Are Still Evolving

According to a recent study of the genomes of over 200,000 people from the United Kingdom and United States, human beings are still evolving, albeit rather slowly. Since many people, especially those in wealthy countries, live well beyond their reproductive years, many have come to believe that human evolution had frozen. With medical science now…

Europe’s Forgotten Werewolf Trials

Stories of witch trials throughout history are pretty well-known. During the witch hunts that took place across Europe, but especially in the areas of present-day Germany and France, thousands of innocent people were put on trial for witchcraft. Many of them were put to death. But while this was going on, trials of people accused…

Great Lakes Fish Full of Antidepressants

It seems that fish in America’s Great Lakes don’t have to worry about dealing with depression. A recent study of ten different species in the Lakes have found significant levels of antidepressant drugs in their brains. Though this may sound somewhat funny, it is actually a serious problem. Millions of Americans take these medications every…

Robert, the Haunted Doll

We’ve all heard of haunted houses, but have you ever heard of a haunted toy? Visitors to Key West, Florida’s Fort East Martello Museum can see just that: a reputedly haunted doll by the name of Robert. Gene Otto received the doll (a very expensive one made by the German toy company, Steiff) as a…

Mad King Henry

There are a fair number of cases of madness in the European royal houses throughout history. There was a French king who thought he was made of glass, a Spanish queen who was never allowed to rule due to insanity, and a British king who had to wear a strait jacket to stop him from…