So much has happened in the past decade alone, but what got us here? Humanity has evolved in so many ways in the modern era. From the Industrial Revolution to the invention of the iPhone, from the Space Race to SpaceX, from last century's influenza pandemic to Covid-19, there’s a lot to cover. These stories attempt to recount how we’ve gotten to where we are and the rapid change that took place within the last few centuries.
The infamous agency got its start protecting corpses from professional body snatchers.
By Corey Recko
Step inside the Cross Bones Graveyard, London's mass burial ground for prostitutes, beggars, and thieves.
Fire brought down the ship—but was it an accident, or arson?
Total solar eclipses are a rare and auspicious event.
By Orrin Grey
His houseguest was convicted of the murder. But evidence against the doctor’s wife tells another story.