Thuggee or tuggee refers to the acts of thugs, an organized gang of professional assassins.
A spintria (plural, spintriae) is a small bronze or brass Roman token, possibly for use in brothels, usually depicting sexual acts or symbols.
Operation Haudegen was the name of a German operation during the Second World War to establish meteorological stations on Svalbard.
In 1929, the German physicist Hermann Oberth developed plans for a space station from which a 100 metre-wide concave mirror could be used to reflect
Rhaphanidosis is the act of inserting the root of a plant of the raphanus genus (commonly known as a radish) into the anus. It is
The Alþingi (anglicised as Althing or Althingi) is the national parliament (literally: "[the] all-thing", or general assembly) of Iceland. It is one of the oldest
The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan
Project Habakkuk or Habbakuk (spelling varies; see below) was a plan by the British in World War II to construct an aircraft carrier out of
The earliest use of adhesives was discovered in Italy. At this site, two stone flakes partially covered with birch-bark-tar and a third uncovered stone from
Plague was used during the Second Sino-Japanese War as a bacteriological weapon by the Imperial Japanese Army. These weapons were provided by Shirō Ishii's units
This machine has the oldest known complex gear mechanism and is sometimes called the first known analog computer, although the quality of its manufacture suggests
Ancient Greek lead sling bullets with a winged thunderbolt engraved on one side and the inscription "ΔΕΞΑΙ" (Dexai) meaning "take that" or "catch" on the
Ancient Roman coins dating to the 3rd century have been found in Iceland, but it is unknown whether they were brought there at that time
Lemon juice may have contributed to mass extinction
Scientific models of life's origins almost always look to minerals
Iron may play a role in preserving ancient tissues
Evidence of a structure at the birthplace of the Buddha
Underwater robot, U-CAT
Sink hole from neolithic site reveals past
Early humans had a selection advantage
3,700 year-old store room held 2,000 liters of strong, sweet wine
A new species of carnivorous dinosaur