Some legends are ancient, but others have risen more recently. Read the history and inspiration of one of America’s first–and most enduring–ghost stories, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Often, the best way to deal with a fear is to confront it directly. That is why so many cultures have holidays dealing with the idea of our mortality. Learn more about the Mexican Day of the Dead festival–el Día de los Muertos–that takes place every November 1st and 2nd.
William Shakespeare is widely considered to be the greatest writer in the English language and now, thanks to modern technology, you can explore some of the most iconic places from the playwright’s life, and the locations said to have inspired him, from the comfort of your own home.
Think everything on Earth has already been thoroughly explored? Think again. From uncontacted tribes to massive underground caves, this list catalogs some of the least explored places still remaining on Earth.
Every year in America, nearly 30 million people visit haunted houses and horror movies bring in over half a billion dollars at the theater. Why do people like to be scared? Watch this video with Margee Kerr about the biology and psychology of being scared—and why being scared can be a good thing.
Every culture has used myths and legends to explain the natural world around them. Watch this short video on the story early Irish residents used to explain a particularly strange rock formation on the northern coast of the island.
As China’s space program heats up, they aim to launch 60 missions in 2022 alone, breaking the world record of 55 missions set just last year.
How far did the stories of ancient gods and heroes spread? New evidence suggests that many ancient cultures may have overlapped even more than we realized.