Crop circles: Myth, mystery and history

Crop circles — strange patterns that appear mysteriously overnight in farmers’ fields and often attributed to aliens or UFOs — are not simply the wild fantasies of Hollywood directors. No, Crop circles are real. This phenomena provokes puzzlement, delight and intrigue among the press and public alike.  The circles are mostly found in the United […]

All About History 123: Eleanor of Aquitaine

At one time the medieval Crusader Queen of France, Eleanor of Aquitaine escaped kidnapping plots and assassination attempts to become the Queen of England after marrying the future Henry II. This would prove to be a pivotal moment in history, as she helped to forge the legendary Plantagenet dynasty. However, Eleanor has also been wrongly […]

The deadliest viruses in history

Humans have been fighting viruses since the species has existed. For some viral diseases, vaccines and antiviral drugs have prevented widespread infection or helped people recover. And we’ve even been able to eradicate one disease — smallpox.  Some viruses pose a bigger threat than others. The viral strain that drove the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in […]