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New Research Finally Does Away With HIV/AIDS Patient Zero Myth

New Research Finally Does Away With HIV/AIDS Patient Zero Myth

No, so-called "patient zero" Gaetan Dugas didn't introduce HIV/AIDS to the United States.
The Japanese Monks Who Mummified Themselves While Still Alive

The Japanese Monks Who Mummified Themselves While Still Alive

This may be self-discipline at its most extreme.
21 Of The Biggest Misconceptions About World War II

21 Of The Biggest Misconceptions About World War II

There's a lot we don't know about "the Good War."
33 Striking Portraits Of Native American Culture In The Early 20th Century

33 Striking Portraits Of Native American Culture In The Early 20th Century

Over the course of 30 years, Edward Curtis took 40,000 photos of 100 indigenous American tribes.
21 Theodore Roosevelt Quotes That’ll Teach You How To Truly Live Your Life

21 Theodore Roosevelt Quotes That’ll Teach You How To Truly Live Your Life

These words will make anyone feel fearless.
What We Loved This Week, Oct. 16 – 22

What We Loved This Week, Oct. 16 – 22

Hitler's favorite little girl, Robin Williams' high school days, Siberia's mammoth hunters, stunning microphotography, 19th century mental asylum portraits.
Back From The Brink: 1990s New York In 51 Intense Photos

Back From The Brink: 1990s New York In 51 Intense Photos

As the 1990s began, New York looked like it was about to collapse. And then it didn't.
Inside Oregon’s “White Utopia” Origins

Inside Oregon’s “White Utopia” Origins

The state is considered a hub for progressive thought, but does history back up this claim?
The 23 Craziest Superweapons Only The Nazis Could Have Dreamed Up

The 23 Craziest Superweapons Only The Nazis Could Have Dreamed Up

From the Sun Gun to Thor to Fire Lilly, Allied powers (and the world) can be thankful that things didn't work out so well — or quickly — in Nazi labs.
How The U.S. Government Has Supported The Deaths Of Hundreds Of Thousands

How The U.S. Government Has Supported The Deaths Of Hundreds Of Thousands

The U.S. has aligned itself with some truly brutal regimes in order to promote and protect its own interests. For thousands around the world, that alliance has proven fatal.
37 Haunting Portraits Of 19th Century Mental Asylum Patients

37 Haunting Portraits Of 19th Century Mental Asylum Patients

In the 19th century, mental asylums in England housed the ill, the poor, and the criminal under one roof.