How to Actually Hunt a Ghost. Joe Nickell rejects fancy equipment in favor of old-fashioned investigation tools.

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A Fully Functioning Rubik’s Cube Made from Real Ice. No matter which way you twist it, the colors all match!

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Awake Under Anesthesia. Anesthetics cause paralysis, block pain, and suppress consciousness—except when they don't.

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Paper Scraps Recovered From Blackbeard's Cannon Reveal What Pirates Were Reading. Or, at least the ones who were literate.

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How Douglas Engelbart Invented the Future. His ideas were so far ahead, other engineers couldn't imagine how they'd use them.

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The Victorian Dinosaur Park that Survived National Ridicule. When science and history collide, which one do we preserve?

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How One Man is Preserving the Dying World of Carousel Horses. Sculptor Bob Yorburg lovingly carves wooden animals to restore historical carnival rides.

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The Heroic Tale of Jesús García. The young railroad brakeman risked his life to prevent an enormous disaster.