Picture this scenario. You are taking your dog for a short walk at the end of your yard that leads onto a canal. It’s dark..
Policeman Alexander Kosolapov has been hailed as a hero for his instinctive bravery last week on the Abakan to Ak-Dovurak highway, in Southern Siberia. On..
In 2003 something quite extraordinary happened that raises an intriguing question: are elephants capable of empathy? The incident took place in Empangeni, South Africa. Famed..
In 2009, rampaging floods in the Philippines left nearly half a million people homeless, as tropical storm Ketsana swept across the islands bringing with it..
There is much about Christopher Columbus’ voyage in history that is often retold inaccurately or is left out, leaving us with an incomplete picture. Columbus..
In 1988 NOAA scientists predicted a section of the Pacific Ocean would contain plastic marine pollution drawn there by converging ocean currents. It was later..
The 1943 eruption of Parícutin near the town of the same name in Mexico was the first time scientists have been able to study the..
The United States Food and Drug Administration has a clear set of guidelines that states what the acceptable contamination levels are for our food. Small..
In 2012, the winner of the 30th National Hero Dog award by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals LA, went to a..
The mosquito, due to the diseases it carries, is the deadliest animal on Earth for humans. People fear many animals of all varieties and sizes..
Stanford PhD student Joan Ginther is either the luckiest women in the world or has a secret she has not revealed. Ginther has won multi-million..
Frederick Graff Sr., Chief Engineer of the Philadelphia Water Works is credited with the first patent of a fire hydrant system resembling what we have..
Shortly before John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln his brother, Edwin Booth, saved the life of Abraham’s son, Robert Lincoln. Booth didn’t know the..
On August 17, 1896 Bridget Driscoll stepped off a curb and into the path of one of the few vehicles in the country. She became..
With 365 potential birthdays per year, how many people do you have to put in a room at random until there are two or more..