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"The birds and the bees": Meaning and origin of the phrase
By Kim Ann Zimmermann last updated
Reference "The birds and the bees" is a story parents tell their children to deflect the question "Where do babies come from?" The phrase refers to the talk about sex.
What is the 'Hippocratic oath,' and who was Hippocrates?
By Traci Pedersen last updated
Hippocrates was a physician who lived in ancient Greece and is credited with writing a code of ethics called the Hippocratic oath.
20 of the best conspiracy theories
By Stephanie Pappas, Benjamin Radford last updated
Conspiracy theories that have taken hold range from a faked moon landing to Barack Obama's birthplace to chemtrails.
'Short-term memory illusions' can warp human recollections just seconds after events, study suggests
By Ben Turner published
A new study suggests that people can misremember events mere seconds, or even fractions of a second after they happen.
Most methods for squashing conspiracy theories don't work, study finds. Here's what does.
By Anna Demming published
A systematic review of conspiracy theory interventions shows that most traditional approaches have little impact, but certain alternatives show promise.
Why does the date of Easter change every year?
By Tom Metcalfe published
Easter can fall on any Sunday between March 22 and April 25. The date took millennia to standardize for surprisingly complex reasons.
What Is Passover?
By Natalie Wolchover last updated
Passover is one of the most important Jewish holidays, celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. In 2023, it begins the evening of April 5.
Why are some people always late?
By Sascha Pare published
Being late is a tendency that some people cannot seem to shake. Many factors contribute to perpetual lateness, including time perception, time management and personality.
Inside the gory world of Victorian Medicine in All About History 128
By Jonathan Gordon published
Inside All About History 128: From bloody surgery to strange medical theories, uncover the evolving world of Victorian medicine.
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