Lauren Young

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2017/03/04 | Lauren Young

When Bowling Was a Sport Reserved for Royalty

King Henry VIII of England in the 1500s famously banned commoners from participating in bowling.

2017/01/21 | Lauren Young

The Female Space Sculptor Who Designed the Earliest Space and Aviation Helmets

Alice King Chatham's name is attached to some of the world's most pivotal aviation and space experiments.

2016/12/17 | Lauren Young

Tokyo's Vibrant, Adorable Taxi Signs Are Disappearing

Neon puppies, cherry blossoms, frogs, and lucky cats.

2016/12/13 | Lauren Young

In 1562, Map-Makers Thought America Was Full of Mermaids, Giants and Dragons

Sea serpents, cannibals and one of the earliest mentions of California are features of this spectacular map.

2016/11/15 | Lauren Young

The Legendary Chinese Poison Made by Forcing Snakes, Scorpions and Centipedes to Fight

‘Gu’ was a mythological substance born from fear, with a dramatic backstory.

2016/11/08 | Lauren Young

What Happens When Crowds Try To Flee For Their Lives

Researchers study past tragedies to try and prevent them in the future.