Foot binding, a tradition that persisted for about a thousand years in China, went from being a source of pride to a hidden shame. For centuries, millions chased the “golden lotus”, three-inch feet that’s considered the most desirable for women.
Nearly 300 years ago, Daniel Defoe wrote a novel about the fictional Robinson Crusoe’s adventures as a seafarer and castaway. Wildly imaginative and new at the time it was published, the novel prompted people to be curious about the inspiration behind the titular character.
Explorers have reportedly discovered the world’s deepest underwater cave found in the eastern Czech Republic. Found near the town of Hranice, the Hranice Abyss or the Hranicka Propast goes at least 404 meters or 1,325 feet deep.
The legendary Skyros ponies, who have been running wild in Greece for 2,000 years and was even believed to have pulled Achilles’ chariot, is nearing extinction. The rare creature’s numbers have dwindled to 200 remaining individuals left on the planet.
Archaeologists in Japan have made an exciting and not to mention baffling discovery. In the ruins of Katsuren Castle located in Uruma, Okinawa, ancient Roman coins dating back to the 17th century have been uncovered. Does this discovery show a link between the Japanese and the Romans?
Technology has greatly advanced in just a few years. Before, self-driving cars were simply an imagination but now it has become a reality. With Uber already a step ahead with its self-driving cars, is this technology the new norm which will inevitably become the future of travel?
Besides traveling to space, Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, has also toyed with the idea of high-tech, affordable travel in the future through a different mode of transportation that's not a plane or a train. Now, several companies are intent on making Musk's Hyperloop idea a reality.
The Salem witch trials remain one of the darkest examples of paranoia and injustice throughout history. Now, 325 years after this tragic period, here’s a look back at what happened and the political, religious and environmental factors that created a perfect storm for the accusations and death that followed.
Right now, the only option one has to travel to space is become an astronaut at either NASA or the European Space Agency (ESA). However, an Arizona-based company is on the verge of creating a space capsule that would make space travel possible for just $75,000.
Heavy rains and animal sacrifices in Bangladesh turned the streets into a river of blood.
Cars as a source of water? Ford makes this possible with a new technology that recycles water from vehicle air conditioning and turns it into potable water.
Everest, the highest mountain in the planet, is on every adventurer’s bucket list. However, the elusive summit isn’t just characterized by the triumph of successful climbers, but also by the dead bodies scattered throughout by the ones who lost their lives chasing the dream.
There are little places as unforgiving as the Siberian wilderness with its freezing cold (save for the handful summer months), jagged terrain and sleeping predators. Unexpectedly, the Lykovs – a Russian Old Believer family who retreated from civilization to avoid persecution – survived this environment for 40 long years before they were discovered.
The Great Wall of China needs our help. A crowdfunding campaign has been held to restore the Great Wall of China to prevent its further damage. This campaign is run by the China Foundation for Cultural Heritage Conservation, an organization that is semi-supported by the government. To be able to restore the Great Wall, the campaign needs $1.6 million (11 million yuan).