Because the milk was thin and had an unnatural, bluish tint, vendors stirred in additives such as chalk, flour, eggs, and Plaster-of-Paris.
Still, the author's main argument wasn't totally discredited.
"Conceptual isolation" offers an agreeable solution.
Though over three billion people speak an Indo-European language, researchers are not sure where the language family originated.
A history of othering, experimentation, and mystery.
It is easy to mock Nobel Laureates who go astray, but eccentricity often accompanies brilliance. We should have some sympathy.
Jung thought these autonomous entities live in your unconscious mind — often at a cost.
Throw away your history books — here’s what life in ancient Rome was really like, according to Cambridge scholar Mary Beard.
The design was as intricate as that of modern-day, factory-fabricated denim jeans, and just as durable. The ancients had fashion.
Philosopher Lee McIntyre discusses the dangers of disinformation, how such falsehoods spread, and what we can do about it.
Pure cinema is about removing redundancy so that even the smallest detail serves a purpose in relation to the bigger picture.
The region of Catalonia has been at odds with greater Spain for over 300 years. The prospect of autonomy remains a distant and fading dream.
A clock, designed and built in Europe, ran hopelessly at the wrong rate when brought to America. The physics of gravity explains why.
In the 1960s, politicians and bureaucrats were formulating the Central Arizona Project. Citizens fought back.
The polymath used science to elevate his art.
Nero’s reputation as one of the most malevolent emperors in Roman history might be partly slander.
Six hundred years in the history of trousers.
According to bushido, your life is of secondary importance to key virtues, like honor, loyalty, and justice.
The history of cartography might have been very different if the Latin version of Muhammad al-Idrisi's atlas had survived instead of the Arabic one.
Ideal models of family life have been broken by societal, technological, and cultural shifts — and we need to rethink our options.
The author of Frankenstein had an obsession with the cemetery and saw love and death as connected.
As the Manhattan Project headed for completion, German attempts to build a nuclear weapon had already been dismantled.
Explore how belief shapes destiny, from Oedipus Rex to modern geopolitics.
A 1.5-million-year-old hominin bone shows signs that the victim was eaten by lions — and humans.