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We uncover some of the biggest falsehoods in technology
It turns out that fossils have preserved much more than just bone structure Most of us have been captivated by the idea of dinosaurs since childhood. Among their numbers stood veracious hunters, towering...
Since 1921 the poppy has been used to commemorate the fallen of WWI
Brain Dump: your curious questions answered!
From brutal torture devices to bizarre medical treatments, these terrifying contraptions reveal a darker side of innovation From the wheel to the World Wide Web, we have invented some truly ground-breaking things during our...
Being a surgeon or patient in the late 1800s was not for the faint-hearted The Victorian era has been romanticised surgeon would often perform the procedure in a packed operating theatre, full of students...
Discover how scamming spiritualists could not escape the escapologist
The Carnotaurus once stalked across the land with its bright, beady eyes, box-shaped head and distinctive bull-like horns. The Carnotaurus’ most distinctive feature, however, is its comical – and probably useless – tiny arms.
Graphene, scurvy, and the general theory of relativity – How it Works investigates 12 experiments that changed the world