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Killer Elephants: When Pachyderms Carried Out Capital Punishment

Killer Elephants: When Pachyderms Carried Out Capital Punishment

Humanity has conjured a constellation of ways to conduct executions, and this may be one of the wildest methods of them all.
How Do Governments Around The World View Abortion?

How Do Governments Around The World View Abortion?

Abortion remains a hot topic around the world — here's how governments outside the U.S. view the issue.
China’s New “Social Credit System” Is Science Fiction Come To Life

China’s New “Social Credit System” Is Science Fiction Come To Life

We use social media stats to "rank" ourselves, but what happens when the government does it to citizens?
New York Has Made A Big Step Toward Tuition-Free College

New York Has Made A Big Step Toward Tuition-Free College

Is New York paving the road for "free college"? Not really, but it's a step in the right direction.
Stunning Native American Masks Of The Early 20th Century

Stunning Native American Masks Of The Early 20th Century

See the masks indigenous American tribes donned at the turn of the 20th century.
How Martha Graham Transformed Dance

How Martha Graham Transformed Dance

This is the human body as you've never seen it before.
The Worst Witch Trial in History Took Place in Spain, Not Salem

The Worst Witch Trial in History Took Place in Spain, Not Salem

If you thought the Salem witch trials were bad, wait until you learn about what went down in Spain.
Carrie Fisher: A Life In Photos

Carrie Fisher: A Life In Photos

The actress and writer died at age 60.
How War, Gender Stereotypes, And The Economy Gave Birth To “G.I. Joe”

How War, Gender Stereotypes, And The Economy Gave Birth To “G.I. Joe”

Turns out the real patriotic pursuit in the U.S. is turning a profit.
What We Loved This Week, Dec. 11 – 17

What We Loved This Week, Dec. 11 – 17

"Hysterical" women of the 1870s, humanity's weirdest collections, Kenya's wildlife, light festivals around the world, history's most extravagant funerals.
What We Loved This Week, Dec. 4 – 10

What We Loved This Week, Dec. 4 – 10

One of Brazil's last uncontacted tribes, gangs of pre-gentrification Brooklyn, Nat Geo photos of the year, Ohio's forgotten class, New York during the Great Depression.