Columbus Totally Gave Everyone Syphilis

Researchers initially doubted the theory that Columbus and his crew brought syphilis back to Europe from the New World, because 50 European skeletons allegedly dating back to before Columbus's first voyage showed signs of the disease. But now biologist George Armelagos and his team have reexamined the skeletons, and… » 12/29/11 5:35pm 12/29/11 5:35pm

Should Columbus Day Go Away?

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. And then he got lost, you guys, and ended up in the Bahamas, which he referred to as San Salvador, when he was supposed to be sailing to the East Indies. Whoops! Without even realizing it, Columbus had made a discovery that would open up North America to the rest of the world,… » 10/12/08 5:00pm 10/12/08 5:00pm