The beloved children's author was deterred from a career as a mycologist.
These 10 accomplished women led countries, wrote poetry, chronicled history, and made their own.
Examine the past with these monuments to history.
The Allies went from a panicked retreat to a surprising triumph.
Helen Duncan claimed she had learned classified military information through her psychic powers.
Not yet familiar with the plague, her entourage underestimated its severity.
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The scam caused the French queen's reputation to further deteriorate.
A mysterious dark-skinned warrior rose to prominence in 16th-century Japan.
One man's mutilation instigated a major conflict between Britain and Spain.
The Russian tsar had a fearsome reputation.
The French Revolution left fertile ground for a new approach to religion.
This combined unit is the most decorated for its size in U.S. military history.
Often demonized as patriarchal torture devices, these garments were seen as a practicality in their day.
The remains were found with moccasins, a rabbit-skin blanket, and many other artifacts.
Cleopatra the Alchemist dabbled in an early branch of science.
New research reveals that the Space Race wasn't quite as embittered as we were led to believe.
These natural disasters have had a surprising influence on art, music, and literature.
Each of these so-called cures is stranger than the last.
These satirical drawings reveal the debates that dominated bygone eras.