Researchers have succeeded in interpreting a 1,300-year-old handbook full of invocations and spells.
A region at the mouth of a river in Venezuela sees more lightning strikes than anywhere else on Earth.
A notebook belonging to a member of Robert Scott's Antarctic expedition team has been found in the ice.
French physician Pierre-Jean du Monchaux wrote about the case in a book almost 300 years ago.
The 1,200-year-old wooden notebook and tool was the ancient equivalent of a modern tablet computer.
Experts have uncovered a series of strange weapon diagrams in a warfare manual dating back to 1530.
A young woman in Australia was so engrossed with Facebook on her phone that she walked off a pier.
A photograph of a woman with a ghostly extra in the background has been circulating the Internet.
The discovery of ancient coins on an uninhabited Australian island could soon rewrite the history books.
A new book based on extensive research claims that the famous shroud is not a medieval forgery.
A strange photograph of an unidentified creature has been gaining popularity since appearing on Facebook.
Long before the invention of the computer, Italian academics had their own version of Facebook.
Curiosity's chief scientist John Grotzinger has described the find as 'one for the history books'.
A Great Dane called Zeus has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the tallest dog ever recorded.
Bookmakers have been accepting some rather unusual bets for the upcoming London Olympic Games.
Ancient papyrus fragments belonging to the book have been found in Australia's Queensland Museum.
Air Aroma have released a bizarre perfume that smells like a new Apple product being opened.
A new book chronicles how a USAF pilot witnessed a Roswell-like crash near the Rio Grande in 1955.
A newly translated tablet from ancient Mesopotamia has provided a unique look at early humour.
A new book has challenged the idea that Hitler killed himself in Berlin and that he'd fled to Argentina.