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Machu Picchu Facts: The History Of Peru’s Lost City

Machu Picchu Facts: The History Of Peru’s Lost City

Machu Picchu was rediscovered by an American explorer 105 years ago today. Here's what we know about the mysterious spot.
How Far Are We From Time Travel?

How Far Are We From Time Travel?

Time travel has long-been invoked in works of science fiction. But how close is it to becoming a reality?
This Tiny Region In Spain Keeps Getting Hit By Falling Space Junk

This Tiny Region In Spain Keeps Getting Hit By Falling Space Junk

One tiny region of Spain has had some unexpected -- and slightly concerning -- guests over the past several months: falling space junk.
In Spain, A Criminal Ring Of Nuns And Doctors Stole Hundreds Of Thousands Of Babies

In Spain, A Criminal Ring Of Nuns And Doctors Stole Hundreds Of Thousands Of Babies

It started in the time of Hitler and didn't end until the 1990s.
The Sad Story Of Laika, The First Animal To Orbit The Earth

The Sad Story Of Laika, The First Animal To Orbit The Earth

The Soviet mutt named Laika would make history in 1957 when she entered space on Sputnik II, but sadly she would not return.
What Maps Get Wrong About The World — And How It Happened

What Maps Get Wrong About The World — And How It Happened

Most of the world maps we use on a daily basis bear little relation to reality. Here's why.
6 Brilliant Women Scientists Who Didn’t Get The Recognition They Deserved

6 Brilliant Women Scientists Who Didn’t Get The Recognition They Deserved

From DNA to the atomic bomb, these six women were responsible for incredible discoveries, but received no recognition.
What Are Baby Hatches?

What Are Baby Hatches?

Last month, Switzerland opened its eighth baby hatch. Here's what it is, and why it's so controversial.
Zaqistan, The “Country” You’ve Never Heard Of, Exists In The Middle Of Utah

Zaqistan, The “Country” You’ve Never Heard Of, Exists In The Middle Of Utah

Who knew the 21st century nation state could start on an auction site?
Shocking Labor Practices That Were Legal In Charles Dickens’ Age

Shocking Labor Practices That Were Legal In Charles Dickens’ Age

While he's known for fiction, Dickens lived at a time when poverty could land you in jail.
5 Historical Examples Of Why “One Man, One Woman” Has Never Been The Only Option

5 Historical Examples Of Why “One Man, One Woman” Has Never Been The Only Option

Neither history nor the world is as "straight" as you would think.