To paint quickly while creating exceptional texture and volume effects, J. M. W. Turner and other English artists of his generation relied on the development of innovative gels. All the rage in the 19th century—and still ...
Every meal you eat now costs the planet 10 kilos in lost topsoil.
Researchers have charted the relationship between carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and GDP, known to scientists as global 'emission intensity'.
New interactive website presents unexamined data on federal programs that aid local governments in the American West
To this day the U.S. government owns almost half of the land in the American West.
Today they are a male fashion accessory, adored by hipsters and spurned by clean-shaven creatives. But in the 19th century, men associated beards and whiskers with manliness, strength and even male beauty.
A dodo skeleton is about to take flight—at least at an auction.
The world's earliest-known stone inscription of the Ten Commandments has sold at auction in Beverly Hills for $850,000.
The Earth is risking a major ecological breakdown that could eventually render it largely uninhabitable.
Since the 18th century, geologists have struggled to explain how big magma chambers form in the Earth's crust. In particular, it has been difficult to explain where the surrounding rock goes when the magma intrudes. Now a ...
Eastern Africa has been a major source of elephant ivory for millennia, with a sharp increase in trade witnessed during the 19th century fuelled by escalating demand from Europe and North America.