France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.
Kryptos photo via Wikimedia Commons
Kryptos is an encrypted sculpture installed at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
Hurricane Sandy is making its presence known across the Eastern Seaboard, with powerful winds beginning to lash the coast and rain starting to pour down from North Carolina to New York.
It’s a reliable movie trope: Our heroes are lost in the woods, and in their valiant effort to make a beeline out of the forest or back to camp or civilization, they inevitably get turned around and wi
Best wishes to our East Coast readers as they brace for a nasty bit of weather.
If there is any doubt as to how serious the National Weather Service is taking Frankenstorm, read the warning they gave for New Jersey residents.
FlickrIf you spill coffee anywhere near as often as I do, you may have noticed something peculiar: When a puddle of coffee is allowed to dry undisturbed, the brown sediment collects almost entirely on
New Madrid seismic zone. Red circles identify earthquakes that occurred between 1974 and 2002 with magnitudes 2.5 and larger. Green circles denote earthquakes that occurred before 1974.
Coat patterns such as a zebra’s stripes afford animals the ability to blend into their environment and among other individuals with the same patterns.
Naming a dinosaur is no easy task.
Today's balloon animals—those mainstays of carnivals and country fairs—all begin as flat, 60-inch-long "worms." Air gives the worm structure, and twists give it
Picture this: You’re sitting on your couch in the dark alone, watching a scary movie. The killer is walking toward an unsuspecting victim, then suddenly jumps out at her.
These characters had their own fairy tales and books and, later, Disney movies. They were also the basis for psychological disorders and personality types.
Some might believe that scientists stay holed up in their laboratories wearing white coats, mixing chemicals, and hanging out with lab animals, but the truth is that we do get out occasionally.
Wikimedia Commons"Happy as a clam" is one of those expressions that makes you wonder: Does this phrase come from an actual measurement of the happiness of
Stereoscopy—the illusion of depth created by showing a separate image to each eye—is at least as old as photography itself.