This Farmer Was Just Tilling His Field One Day When a Massive Volcano Emerged From Beneath His Feet


  On the afternoon of February 20, 1943, a farmer in rural Mexico named Dionisio Pulido noticed a shallow crevice roughly 40 meters long cutting through one of his cornfields. Unfazed, he continued tending to his crops — until just… Continue Reading

Thousands of Years Before Modern Electricity, Ancient Romans Used Electrotherapy to Effectively Treat Neurological Conditions

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As incredible as recent medical breakthroughs have been, for much of human history, our understanding of our own bodies has sometimes seemed to lag well behind our understanding of pretty much everything else in the universe. (Consider, for instance, that the… Continue Reading