Remedies from the Dark Ages certainly don't sound like trustworthy things. After all, they are from a time when healers slapped leeches on their patients and walked around warding off "evil smells," which were thought to be the root of infection. However, one potion has survived that may even help patients today, even overcoming resilient superbugs that antibiotics can no longer handle.
Minnesota's Grand Portage National Monument (GPNM) is a homage to the state's rich fur-trading past. However, researchers are now finding that this history does not come without consequence, as the monument and areas around it now boast a stunningly high rate of toxic mercury contamination.
Famous American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon, apparently kept some mementos from this historic trip for himself, and they were only just recently discovered hidden in his closet.
It's no secret that scientists and the general public don't always see eye-to-eye about things. Animal testing, GMOs, and climate change are all hot-button topics for debate. But at least in the case of MSG, maybe it's time to listen to the experts. The American Chemical Society (ACS) recently released a video attempting to put the egregiously wrong rumors about this common ingredient down for good.
Researchers have developed a new way to analyze DNA found in ancient parchments, allowing them to learn more about the domesticated plants and animals they were made from.
Sixty years ago the cropland that once dominated the South Carolina longleaf pine woodlands was finally left untilled. Now, the woodlands appear to have recovered to their former glory, showing little evidence that they were once ever wide and empty fields. However, while it may not be obvious, local plant and animal life seems to still know what happened to their home not too long ago.
It is commonly believed that the carrot can give humans better night vision - a myth started by WWII propaganda and perpetuated by the discovery that high concentrations of vitamin A are good for eye health. Now, while the carrot won't actually help you see in the dark, new research investigates if the blueberry will.
If landers could dance, the Rosetta Spacecraft's Philae lander would be doing a touchdown boogie in the "end zone" of a massive comet right now. That's because the lander just made history as the first man-made craft to ever make a soft landing on the surface of a comet as it continues to hurtle through space.
Monday was the anniversary of the launch that put the space-faring dog named Laika into orbit. The launch made this dog the first animal ever to orbit the Earth, but it also eventually condemned the intrepid canine to death.
A team of experts believe they have found strong evidence indicating where intrepid aviator Amelia Earhart spent her final days after getting lost in the vast Pacific Ocean.
Behind the beautiful and iconic golden death mask he was buried in, ancient Egypt's "boy king" Tutankhamun was an ugly and ailing human being, according to new 3-D modeling based on his remains.
The origins of the AIDS global pandemic has been traced to the 1920s in a small city called Kinshasa. Now an international team of scientists are saying that this information can help us better understand the history of the deadly disease.
It has long been suspected that some of the world most remote islands, like the iconic Easter Island, were first colonized by wayward sailors at the start of the Middle Ages. However, modern understanding of the ocean's wind patterns disputes this claim. Now a new study is arguing that these seemingly impossible colonizations could have been possible with the help of rogue winds.
Researchers have long suspected that the 'Year Without Summer' was caused by the combination of two massive volcanic eruptions, whose far-reaching clouds of smoke and soot literally blacked out the Sun. However, only one of these volcanic eruptions was ever found on record... until now.