Rubik's Cube: Puzzle Extraordinaire This toy spawned contests of both speed and intelligence. Yes, a simple-looking cube dressed in primary-colored tiles was all the rage in the early 1980’s—everyone had to have one—the Rubik’s Cube. Learn more about this pop-culture phenomenon.
The Legend of Nessie Is the Loch Ness Monster real or simply an age-old urban legend? Learn about sightings, scientific investigations and other details on the legendary Nessie and decide for yourself.
From Fashion to Kevlar: Stephanie Kwolek Stephanie Kwolek had several ambitions. She loved sewing and had the patience and skills to be a famous fashion designer. Later, she became determined to save lives as a doctor. The war came and went and Stephanie did save lives but as the result of her being a chemist—and the creator of Kevlar.
The Habsburg Dynasty: Dominating Europe by Monarch Call them “Hapsburg" or “Habsburg," this family controlled vast European regions from 1273 to 1918. They were a monarchy (hereditary head of state), an empire (a group of states ruled by an emperor), a dynasty (a sequence of rulers from one family) and one of Europe’s oldest leading ruling houses.
Inside an Airport If you have never flown on a commercial airliner, you may wonder what goes on at the airport. Learn the basics of preparing to take a trip via plane.
Atlantis According to Edgar Cayce For over 2,000 years, the idea of a civilization lost somewhere beneath the deep, dark sea has inspired philosophers, writers and mystics. Learn what one so-called psychic had to say about the lost city of Atlantis.