Was slavery in the Americas as bad as it has been historically portrayed? What other types of labor did slaves perform other than picking cotton on Georgia's huge antebellum plantations? This article examines some other common slave duties on some of the most famous early slave plantations in the...
The history of totem poles around the Pacific Rim and Subpolar regions is many centuries old. In-depth research and interviewing from AD1700 to the present have revealed a global phenomenon previously unknown.
Spider silk is a precious commodity with diverse medical applications. Turning goat milk into spider silk sounds like science fiction. How do they accomplish this? Has bioengineering gone too far?
Native Americans made significant contributions during the American Civil War. There is one famous painting with a native American in the company of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses Grant during the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse .
After a trip to the UK, I realised there are a lot of cultural habits British people have that may seem strange to others. Here are a few cultural quirks you might notice if you visit the UK.
You may have heard of houses being constructed of plastic PET bottles, but if you want to know how to build one, read on.
Nancy Wake was very successful at covert operations during World War II. By 1943, she was the most wanted person by the German Gestapo. She received medals from France, Britain and the United States.
Bathing and showering, washing our hands are part of our routine cleanliness habits. We probably have given little thought to its origins in civilization, customs in society or even to the invention of the running water. Starting with the dawn...
When she died, Evita was the most popular woman in Latin America. Not only immortalized in culture but in body. Mummified shortly after death, the body of Evita has a remarkable story to tell.
North Carolina, home to the Tar Heels, Appalachian Mountains, beautiful beaches and monsters..... lots and lots of monsters. So step right up and take a peek inside. Get yourself a tiny glimpse of all the delightfully horrid things the great state of North Carolina has to offer.