MTV and the Birth of the Music Video

Can you remember a time without MTV? Can you remember a time when MTV only played music videos? These questions may seem to be digging into ancient history, but...

The Life and Times of Freddy Mercury

One of the greatest rock vocalists of all time, Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the glam rock band Queen, is back in the spotlight. The smash hit film Bohem...

The Dark History of Artificial Hearts

The heart is a vital organ that pumps blood through blood vessels throughout the human body, and is considered arguably the most important organ we possess. But despite its vital role in the everyday lives of humans, the heart can and does still get ...

A Short History of 80s Glam Metal

Mötley Crüe. Ratt. Whitesnake. Bon Jovi. These bands rocked the MTV generation more than any other, and helped make the Glam Metal of the 1980s indivisib...

The US History of The Drug RU-486

The abortion pill was an amazing discovery that eventually gave women a new power over their reproductive systems. But the path between its discovery and widesp...

Whatever Happened to Macaulay Culkin?

If you're an 80s or 90s kid, you can almost certainly visualize the iconic, Edvard Munch "Scream" face of Macaulay Culkin after trying his Dad's aftershave. Cute as a button, sly as a fox, Culkin stole a lot of hearts in Home Alone, and even received...