The strange history of the man-eating lions of Tsavo
April 20, 2017, 12:05 p.m. by John Platt
The lions reportedly killed up to 135 people in 1898, but does the truth live up to the myth?
The 1919 Boston Molasses Flood: The forgotten tragedy too bizarre for the history books
November 28, 2016, 1:05 p.m. by John Platt
A 30-foot wave of molasses claimed the lives of 21 people and injured 150 more.
Meet the man who invented the emoticon ... in 1879
September 25, 2014, 5:29 p.m. by John Platt
Walter C. Phillips invented a code to help speed telegraph transmissions. 88 = Love.
EPA: Proposed Pebble Mine could destroy Alaskan salmon fishery
July 18, 2014, 3:48 p.m. by John Platt
The mining project, one of the largest ever conceived, could hold $500 billion in gold and copper.
How your old cellphone could help stop illegal logging and poaching
July 2, 2014, 5:53 p.m. by John Platt
Repurposed Android phones will be deployed to protect rain forests.
We could visit another star system in just 69 years
Bradford watermelons were so juicy and delicious, people literally used to die for them
Tiny Oregon 'ghost town' may be reborn as a permaculture school
How to get rid of crabgrass
5 fascinating facts about coral reefs
Should you worry about cellphone radiation?