History

Soldiers returning from war once turned to quilting to express themselves.

In 'The Prince and the Assassin', author Steve Harris shines a spotlight on the time Prince Alfred was gunned down by a would-be priest in Sydney. It’s a gripping, action-packed yarn – and we have some copies to give away.

Taken over 30 years ago, these photos show the New York train system in all its grimy, graffiti-clad glory.

Introducing the Jungle Yacht

Tuesday July 25, 2017

In the 1930s, an Indiana Jones type looking to travel in decadent luxury had one option: the "deluxe apartment on wheels" known as the "Jungle Yacht". 

The discovery of this ‘prehistoric’ prosthesis shows just how skilled the ancient Egyptians were at making stuff.

In 1986, the city of Cleveland released 1.5 million balloons into the air. What could go wrong? A lot, it turns out.

How a robot-wielding nuclear scientist at NASA accidentally invented the world's best water pistol.

The Hill’s Hoist. The black box. The bionic ear. It’s a hallowed list of Australian inventions, but it’s missing something big: WiFi.

From the skate rinks of California to the halls of Ridgemont High, we take a look back at the slacker shoe that could. 

War. (Huh. Good god.) What is it good for? According to the publishers of this WWI-era book, teaching kids the alphabet.