Scientific discoveries usually involve many people working over long periods of time. But they are generally worth the wait.
The faces of Soviet-era prisoners in a famous sculpture speak volumes about the brutal circumstances that millions experienced under Joseph Stalin. But what of prisoners today in the U.S.?
Sometimes objects in museum collections lead to a lot of conflict. In the best cases, though, they give rise to mutual respect and gratitude.
Growth rings in wood can be used to date some surprising objects—even stringed instruments.
History has produced a lot of famous war machines, but only a few of them have become icons.
What object would you choose to send into space?