The Nazi racial doctrine found a homeland in the fictional Lost Continent
And how Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed hero is connected to Sigmund Freud
When Czar Nicholas II was overthrown, in 1917, he and his family were held in a place in Tsarkoye Selo, the village later renamed for Alexander Pushkin, the man who brought Russian literature and arts into the modern age, even as that age kept fantasizing about survival of members of the ancien regime
'His Pen Was My Prick': The Incredible Secret Life of Author Alice B. Sheldon, Aka James Tiptree Jr.
She always felt deeply alienated – a woman born at the wrong time and in the wrong gender. Her intimate correspondence sheds light on the secret life of Alice B. Sheldon, who wrote science fiction in the mid-1900s under the pen name James Tiptree, Jr., and was compared to Hemingway
Physicians once believed its removal helps avert hysteria, and the inventor of corn flakes suggested smearing it with acid. With 8,000 nerve ends – twice as many as the phallus – the clitoris is apparently the only human organ whose purpose is to cause pleasure
What KKK members wore before the white hoods came along, and how Hollywood boosted the hate group's popularity
Much more than a plaything, the kite has a history replete with calamity and misfortune
Why are religion and science so closely linked, and what do Muslim kids in Brussels have to do with ultra-Orthodox youngsters in Jerusalem? An interview with science historian Lorraine Daston
Will lifelike sex dolls be the solution for the loneliness of millions – or an extreme manifestation of the objectification of women?
For Jews around the world, the haggadah wasn't only a source of inspiration and an expression of hope, but a text that seemed to document their suffering
The kids who were sacrificed for our beloved children's books
Albert Einstein’s refusal to contain himself within the confines of science enabled him to become not just a pioneering physicist, but a cultural phenomenon crossing genres and mediums.
Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' tells the story of Moses, whom many consider the founder of monotheism. But its real pioneer was an Egyptian pharaoh called Akhenaten.