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How Did Early Sailors Navigate the Globe?

Today's sea captains rely on sophisticated navigation tools, but how did the courageous ancient mariners do it? They relied their ancestral knowledge, meticulous observational skills, and environmental aides to cross thousands of miles on the open ocean. ...

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Why Is Boston Called "Beantown"?

Boston has many nicknames, but arguably the most widely known is "Beantown." While not altogether popular among Bostonians, it’s one that has stuck, especially with tourists. Here’s the story behind how Boston came to be called "Beantown."...

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