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Why Cavemen’s Teeth Were Healthier Than Ours

Why Cavemen’s Teeth Were Healthier Than Ours

Turns out cavemen cared about dental hygiene β€” and may have something to teach us about the ways we care for our teeth.
The Story Of Hypatia, An Ancient Greek Intellectual Killed For Her Beliefs

The Story Of Hypatia, An Ancient Greek Intellectual Killed For Her Beliefs

One of the few women in Ancient Greek academe, Hypatia of Alexandria was a true sight to behold. And she was killed because of it.
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 Did People Wake Up Before Alarm Clocks?

How Did People Wake Up Before Alarm Clocks?

Even though it's the least enjoyable event of the day, humans sure have come up with a lot of ways to summon it.
The 5 Most Disastrous Presidential Inaugurations In U.S. History

The 5 Most Disastrous Presidential Inaugurations In U.S. History

Even if Trump's inauguration goes badly, it still may be better than these disastrous inaugurations of years past.
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?
Why Einstein Turned Down The Presidency Of Israel

Why Einstein Turned Down The Presidency Of Israel

Had he so desired, the "Father of Relativity" could have been Israel's second president.
R. Budd Dwyer And The Death Of An “Honest Man”

R. Budd Dwyer And The Death Of An “Honest Man”

Convicted politician R. Budd Dwyer's televised suicide haunts us not because he was guilty of his crimes, but because he was innocent.
The Ancient Moon-Eyed People Of North Carolina: Fact Or Fiction?

The Ancient Moon-Eyed People Of North Carolina: Fact Or Fiction?

Is the legend of the Moon-Eyed people proof that Welsh explorers landed in America more than 300 years before Columbus?
Sherlock Holmes, A Hoax, And The Missing Link

Sherlock Holmes, A Hoax, And The Missing Link

Discovering the connection between man and ape is of colossal scientific value β€” which is why some have tried to fake it.
10 Things To Know About Stephen Hawking, The World’s Coolest Scientist

10 Things To Know About Stephen Hawking, The World’s Coolest Scientist

Stephen Hawking is well known for his work in theoretical physics. In honor of his 75th birthday, here are ten fun facts you might not know.