Stacks of paper at a recycling plant.

What Happens to All Of Our Garbage?

Depending on the material being discarded and the type of material, some of the places our waste can end up include the landfill, the recycling facility, the incinerator, etc.

September 10, 2019 12:08

A religious alter in Brazil that mixes elements of many different world religions.

What is Syncretism?

Syncretism refers to the blending of two or more elements to create something new in the realm of religion, culture, food, etc.

September 10, 2019 11:40

A flamingo walks through the Andes.

Why are Flamingos Pink?

Do flamingos really become pink through their diet, or are they born that way?

September 3, 2019 15:15

A building in Arcosanti, Arizona. Arcosanti experiments with many elements of arcology. Editorial credit: DBSOCAL / Shutterstock.com.

What is Arcology?

Arcology is a mostly hypothetical type of architecture that seeks to have a low-impact on the human environment.

September 3, 2019 14:14

British soldiers in a trench during World War I.

What Was World War I Trench Warfare Like?

The life of a soldier in the trenches of the First World War was not easy. Learn more about the deplorable conditions and coping mechanisms that were deployed.

July 18, 2019 17:04

Denver International Airport is the world's second largest in terms of land area. Editorial credit: Bob Pool / Shutterstock.com.

The Denver Airport Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theorists have considered the Denver International Airport (DIA) to be the home of alien lizard people and a stronghold for the New World Order.

June 28, 2019 16:22

An old factory in the Soviet Union showing slogans from "perestroika".

The Soviet Policy of Perestroika

Perestroika was an attempt at reconstructing and democratizing the economic and political framework of the Communist party of Soviet Russia.

June 28, 2019 15:39

Stamps designed in honor of Eva Perón, circa 2002. Editorial credit: neftali / Shutterstock.com.

Eva Perón Biography

Eva Perón was known for being the First Lady of Argentina, as well as her attention to social issues.

June 3, 2019 16:27

A stamp bearing Althea Gibson's image, circa 2013. Editorial credit: catwalker / Shutterstock.com.

Althea Gibson Biography

Althea Gibson was the first African-American tennis player to win in a major competition.

June 3, 2019 16:16

George Washington Carver in 1906.

George Washington Carver Biography

George Washington Carver was an African-American researcher and scientists who is best-known for his advancements in crop rotation and soil research.

June 3, 2019 14:56

"Dr. Sue". Photo Source: Smithsonian Institution (Public Domain).

Who Was Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte?

Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte was the first Native American to graduate from medical school in the United States. She worked as a doctor and campaigned for social rights.

May 30, 2019 12:08

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