AUTHOR: Elizabeth Nix
The World’s First Web Site
August 4, 2016

On August 6, 1991, without fanfare, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee published the first-ever website while working at CERN, the huge particle physics lab in Switzerland. Read More

The Black Tom Explosion
July 29, 2016

An explosion that initially looked like an accident, turned out to be an act of sabotage. Read More

The Life of Lou Gehrig
May 31, 2016

Find out more about the legendary first baseman. Read More

8 Things You Might Not Know about Mary I
February 16, 2016

Get the facts on the turbulent life of this Tudor monarch—England's first queen regnant. Read More

9 Things You Might Not Know About “Peanuts”
October 2, 2015

Get the facts about the famous comic strip Peanuts and its creator. Read More

7 Things You May Not Know About Vincent Van Gogh
July 8, 2015

Find out more about the Dutch-born painter, including what he did before becoming an artist, the unusual place where he painted some of his best-known works and why he might not have been responsible for cutting off his own ear. Read More

7 Fascinating Facts About the Panama Canal
August 15, 2014

On the 100th anniversary of its opening, find out more about the famous waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Read More

7 Fascinating Facts About Elvis Presley
July 1, 2014

Check out seven facts about the iconic entertainer that might surprise you. Read More

Will Paper Money Go the Way of the Dinosaur?
December 19, 2013

A number of nations are giving up paper currency. Could America be next? Read More

A Million-Dollar Picasso Could Be Yours—For Just $135
December 10, 2013

This month, a painting by Picasso is being raffled off, for the first time ever online, in order to help a group working to save an ancient city. Read More