In 1846 Vienna, childbed fever caused death among many pregnant patients. Consequently, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis began an experiment where his doctors washed their hands. Learn more about this experiment on the Science Channel's "100 Greatest Discoveries."
Engineers are testing an experimental train that floats on a magnetic field, called Maglev, for magnetic levitation. Learn more about this speedy vehicle on Discovery Channel's series, "Extreme Engineering."
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been accused of everything from collusion with energy companies to attempting "back-door gun control." Join Matt and Ben to learn about the conspiracies surrounding the EPA.
The coelacanth is an order of bottom-dwelling, carnivorous ocean fish that grow up to 6 and a half feet long and weigh up to 200 pounds. But they’re not just huge and crazy ugly – they’re also one of the most interesting animals in all of biology.
It's no secret that inequality is skyrocketing - but according to various international institutions, extreme poverty is also diminishing. So what's the future of poverty - and why don't some critics trust the organizations created to fight it?
For almost 2,000 years a belief in angels was a crucial part of Christianity. In the fifth century, a Christian mystic named Dionysius the Areopagite claimed he learned the hierarchy of angelic beings through visions and meditation.
11/12/2015: Chronic itching is no joke, and now a new study from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies brings us one-step closer to understanding the responsible neurons, all via the creation of super-itchy lab mice.