Exploring bleeding edge experiments, oddities, new and bizarre dicoveries, and fact-checking conspiracy theories since 2008. No question is out of bounds and no topic is too strange for a deep dive.
Many of us are taught that civilization started around 5,000 years ago, even though we know it’s actually much older. But just how old is it really?
While today's nationalists try to elevate borders to almost sacred status, the truth of the matter is that borders change frequently, and our definition of nations is still very fresh.
Conspiracy theories are still looking for frozen Nazis in a fabled underground base.
Plague doctors have been wrongly put in the pantheon of quacks. In reality, they created the biohazard suit as we know it.
Without cultural appropriation, we wouldn't have any surviving cultures in the first place.
In American history, conspiracy theorists taking out their frustrations at the ballot box are far from an anomaly.
If Darwin never published his treatise, we'd still have a theory of evolution almost identical to the one we have today thanks to his contemporaries.
Secret and occult societies make easy targets for conspiracy theorists. But there's a good reason why so many seem to exist at any given point, and it has nothing to do with world conquest.
It's not a revelation that people like creationist "just-so" stories. Pundits need to stop insisting that scientists make up some of their own.
Ignore the manufactured acrimony and bloviators preaching how to properly celebrate Christmas. Just enjoy the holiday.