California's Humboldt County is known for its towering redwoods. But this region about 200 miles north of San Francisco has another claim to fame. Humboldt is to weed what Napa is to fine wine — it's heart
The letter from the 22-year-old Albert Einstein revealed his delight at fathering a daughter, Lieserl, with his sweetheart, former classmate and future wife, Mileva Marić. How the new mother took the is
A lobster found off the coast of Santa Barbara, California definitely belongs in the upper crust of crustaceans. The giant lobster weighs nearly 12 pounds and is estimated to be a whopping 70 years old.
Short answer: It's flooded with tears Every minute, a person generates about 1 or 2 microliters worth of tears. They are a mix of oil, mucus, and water, secreted from different glands and cells around
A single photograph helped an Australian researcher stumble across what’s thought to be the earliest known engraving by a human ancestor. The simple zigzag pattern, found on a fossilised shell from the
In Xiaolin Zheng's version of the future, installing solar panels could be as simple as applying a sticker. Editor's Note: Xiaolin Zheng is one of National Geographic's 2014 Emerging Explorers, part of
Video footage released by the Norwegian ministry of defence shows a Norwegian F16's close encounter with a Russian MiG in international air space. "What the hell," the Norwegian pilot is heard saying,
Happy hour started way earlier than we thought. Roughly 10 million years ago -- long before humans began to store food harvested by agriculture, and long, long before they intentionally fermented food
From landspeeders to lightsabers The trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be just 88 seconds long, but it still manages to pack a punch. (Some of us have even spent way too long dissecting the
Police in Volusia County, Florida, have arrested a man for allegedly making meth in the bathroom of a local park. Justin Hill, 20, of New Smyrna Beach, was arrested last Tuesday and charged with possession
A bull jumps over the moon, and a crab recalls an ancient explosion this week for stargazers. Overhead in the heavens, the moon hits the celestial bull's-eye this week, while sky-watchers hunt down a crab.
Sometimes you just need to stop everything, close your eyes and dance, dance, dance. Just ask this plumber from Scotland. He knows exactly what we're talking about. Plumber Mark Topen, 52, has become of
The Greek philosopher and scientist wrote extensively about sex, both animal and human. What is life? What is a soul? These are some of the questions Greek philosopher Aristotle asked. And we're still
Why the assumption that everyone is prone to developing the condition after witnessing a traumatic event isn’t the only myth that exists about it. Whatever form it takes, an appalling ordeal like a car
A tail of terror or a nutty lie? Multiple UK publications reported last week that a school playground had to be evacuated earlier this month after an “unusually aggressive” gray squirrel became too much
The anglerfish survived capture and is now being studied in a specially equipped laboratory. With its gaping mouth, needle-sharp teeth, and slightly startled expression, the black sea devil anglerfish