10 Things We Owe To The French Revolution

The American Revolution may have guaranteed our inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But for better or worse, America and the rest of the world still owes a great deal to the French Revolution. Many of the ideas and ideals on which our societies are based were born in the rebellious […]

Top 10 Fascinating Facts About Nicaragua

Nicaragua, or “Nica-wah-wah” if you’re a member of the upper class, is the largest Central American nation. Sandwiched between Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south, Nicaragua is known as “the land of lakes and volcanoes.” Since becoming an independent republic in 1838, the nation has certainly seen its fair share of […]

10 Cryptocurrency Alternatives To Bitcoin

At this stage, you’d need to have been living under a rock to have not heard of Bitcoin. With the market price having recently exceeded US $18,000, media attention is at an all-time high. What most people are a little uncertain on is what exactly Bitcoin is. Terms like “cryptocurrency” and “blockchain technology” get thrown […]

10 Little-Known Facts About Reindeer

In North America, the word “reindeer” refers to one deer species used as livestock by humans (and Santa Claus). The word “caribou” is used for a kind of wild Arctic and subarctic deer. However, the two are actually the same species, Rangifer tarandus. Those who live outside the natural range of reindeer may think of […]

Top 10 Fresh Facts About The Great Barrier Reef

Visible from space, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest animal-made structure in the world. Across half a million years, it grew in layers and now displays over 3,800 individual reefs. Despite the reef’s popularity, some of most fascinating facts surrounding it are not well-known. Its remotest corners still deliver unexpected surprises big and small. […]

Top 10 Fascinating Finds About Ancient Trade

In the past, trading meant the difference between growth and power or remaining a struggling village. The reward ensured that ancient trading became remarkably sophisticated. Even so, missing pieces remain about merchants, their networks, and what changed hands. Recent finds plugged a few gaps but only made the entire phenomenon more fascinating. Researchers discovered the […]

10 Amazing Viking Inventions And Innovations

Today, Vikings are known mostly for their ferocity as barbaric raiders who lived to loot, pillage, and burn. They were formidable adversaries whose merciless forays into Europe gave rise to a special prayer for deliverance among their victims. They not only plundered and murdered victims, but they also raped and enslaved survivors. The Vikings were […]

10 Incredible Animal Facts We Discovered In 2017

With another year almost gone, we have taken a look back at some of the biggest stories from archaeology and space science. Now it is time to see what kind of interesting discoveries we have made in the animal kingdom. Our understanding of the natural world around us is continually evolving, as new ideas and […]