The Most Vicious Rivalry In All of Paleontology
Paleontologists O.C. Marsh and E.D. Cope gave us some of the most beloved dinosaurs of all time, but they destroyed each other in the process. Read more.
Paul Du Chaillu vs. The Proud Ignorance of the Evolution Debate
Early accounts of the gorilla demonized it as a monster, but these portrayals were nothing compared the demonization of the man who found it. Read more.
How A Pair of Unlikely Valentines Defined Human Origins
Mary and Louis Leakey almost single-handedly identified Africa as the birthplace of humanity, but their relationship is as fraught and fascinating a story as our evolution. Read more.
The Cyclops and the Griffin: Ancient Animals?
The discovery of dinosaur bones and fossilized animal remains didn't begin with paleontology as we know it. Today we explore the impact of fossils on ancient cultures. Read more.
The Goats and the Darkness
Museum of Natural Mystery traces the Goat Sucker back to it's beginning. Read more.
The Story of Paleontology's Original Boss Woman
Some consider Mary Anning "the greatest fossilist the world ever knew." So why haven't you heard of her? Read more.
In 1914, Europe thought WW1 would end within weeks. What happened?
In August 1914, WWI consumed Europe. Each side thought the war would be won in a matter of weeks. How could they have been so wrong? Read more.
Ed and Lorraine Warren: Demonologists. Legendary Ghost Hunters. Liars?
Annabelle. The Amityville Horror. The Conjuring. The Haunting in Connecticut. Four films based on true events. But are the real villains in these stories actually the ghost hunters? Today we take a skeptical look at famous demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. Read more.
The Ghost and The Darkness: Man-Eating Lions of Tsavo
We humans consider ourselves removed from the food chain. We’ve moved past the days when “Here be monsters” was relevant on our maps. But nature abhors a vacuum, and when there are no monsters left to give us nightmares, sometimes an otherwise ordinary animal steps up to the challenge. Read more.