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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 — 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.
Wife Selling: The 19th Century Alternative To Divorce

Wife Selling: The 19th Century Alternative To Divorce

Marriages are first and foremost an economic arrangement, and the 19th century practice of wife selling only bolsters that argument.
Wojtek The Bear: World War Two’s Unlikeliest Hero

Wojtek The Bear: World War Two’s Unlikeliest Hero

How an orphaned Syrian bear became a Polish army unit's poster boy.
When Heroin Was “God’s Own Medicine”

When Heroin Was “God’s Own Medicine”

We call it an epidemic today, but for centuries medical experts encouraged the use of heroin.
The Woman Who Gave Birth To Bunnies

The Woman Who Gave Birth To Bunnies

Was this the greatest hoax of all time?
The Snowman’s Oddly Political History

The Snowman’s Oddly Political History

Turns out the winter sculpture has served more than just aesthetic purposes.
The Biggest School Massacre America Forgot

The Biggest School Massacre America Forgot

The United States hasn't seen a school massacre of this scale since — which makes it all the more surprising that most of us know nothing about it.
How Catherine The Great Shook Up Europe’s Male Power Structure — And Was Punished For It

How Catherine The Great Shook Up Europe’s Male Power Structure — And Was Punished For It

It was sexism, not a horse -- as one infamous rumor goes -- that brought down the powerful Russian empress.
This Bee-Decapitating Hornet Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

This Bee-Decapitating Hornet Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

A literally heartless hornet that can sting you repeatedly and land you in the hospital? It's not a nightmare — it's real.
How Bunny Rabbits Took Over Australia — And What The Government Is Doing About It

How Bunny Rabbits Took Over Australia — And What The Government Is Doing About It

Thanks to one bored 19th century hunter, Australia has a massive rabbit problem.