Posts in: history

VIDEO: Urban Oasis

VIDEO: Urban Oasis

How a band of renegades created New York’s first community garden

By | Posted March 13, 2018

Urban Oasis

Urban Oasis

How a band of renegades created New York’s first community garden

By | Posted February 16, 2018

Tonsil guillotine

Tonsil guillotine

The Russell Museum chronicles decades of medical care

By | Posted July 26, 2017

Follow the glow

Follow the glow

Wind your way through the west on this atomic road trip

By | Posted June 18, 2017

I got drunk off of absinthe and didn’t hallucinate. What gives?

I got drunk off of absinthe and didn’t hallucinate. What gives?

Historical reports of “absinthism” probably just described severe alcoholism

By | Posted March 29, 2017

The surprising history of π

The surprising history of π

Actually, it’s not all that Greek to me

By | Posted March 14, 2016

Putting names to bones

Putting names to bones

The art and science of identifying famous people from the past

By | Posted March 7, 2016

Fusing the Manhattan Project into a national park

Fusing the Manhattan Project into a national park

A newly authorized park hopes to make the forgotten history of the atomic bomb public knowledge

By | Posted January 2, 2015

Whatever happened to balloon jumping?

Whatever happened to balloon jumping?

It was all the rage back in the roaring 1920s, but this high-flying hobby has since faded into obscurity.

By | Posted June 9, 2014

A rich life among the dead

A rich life among the dead

Robert Hicks wants to show you his tumors, his bones and his jars of fetuses

By | Posted January 6, 2013