The transcontinental railroad's construction touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Some desired it, some built it, and some did everything in their power to stop it. Browse a photo gallery of settlers, Native Americans, and workers whose lives were affected by the railroad as it traversed the West.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.