Thursday at 2:08 PM
No longer weird, possibly still desperate and approaching normal, online dating?s been around almost as long as the Internet itself. So what exactly is the best way to find love online if one were so inclined to do so? Josh and Chuck hook you up.
Tuesday at 9:37 AM
The idea of pious monks imbued with unbridled power and with a penchant for dealing torture and death is a scary one indeed, and one both Spain and the Catholic Church have tried to reconcile since the Spanish Inquisition ended in the 19th century.
Thu February 27, 2014 at 1:25 PM
On May 4, 1970, four days of anti-war protests at Kent State University in Ohio culminated in the unthinkable when Ohio guardsmen opened fire on protesters, killing four students. How could this tragedy take place?
Tue February 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Their soft white bodies look creepy and, to be sure, they are, but termites are pretty amazing bugs. They build ventilation systems into their mounds, poop on their enemies and grow mushrooms. Learn all the neat stuff you didn?t know about termites here.
Thu February 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Amputation is one of the oldest surgeries and an even older punishment for crime, but it wasn?t until the American Civil War and its 50,000 amputations that the procedure began to hit its stride. Learn about amputation and who it attracts in this episode.
Tue February 18, 2014 at 6:01 PM
A Roman senator once said, Mankind can live without gold, but not without salt. Right he was. The human body needs salt so much we have developed a taste for it specifically. But too much salt can be toxic. Learn about salt?s role in human history and how we get it from the Earth in this episode.
Thu February 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM
You know the cavemen, a race of human cousins who lived exclusively in caves? They didn?t exist. Sure prehistoric hominids used caves sometimes but they lived in other places too. Luckily the time they spent in caves has given us a glance at their culture thanks to the protective environments of caves.
Tue February 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Since Sartre classified things that make us happy into the categories of having and doing, science took up the investigation into materialism and experientialism. The results have been in for a while: experiences win by a wide margin, but why exactly?
Thu February 6, 2014 at 9:59 PM
It wasn?t until the 19th century that America?s dominant sign language was developed and despite its co-existence alongside English, a user would be hard-pressed to sign with a British person. Find out about the independent evolution of sign language in the U.S. and how intuitively sensible it is.
Tue February 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM
With savvy and health-conscious people taking control of their wellbeing through apps and sites, technology is meeting the desire for individuals? responsibility for their health. But is the day coming soon when doctors will be obsolete, replaced by computers that read our health-related data to treat us?