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Dealing With Grief: Japanese Phone Booth Connects The Living And The Dead

Dealing With Grief: Japanese Phone Booth Connects The Living And The Dead

Called "the phone of the wind," this device allows Japanese mourners to leave messages for those who died in the 2011 earthquake.
Humans Have More In Common With Monkeys Than Previously Thought, New Research Shows

Humans Have More In Common With Monkeys Than Previously Thought, New Research Shows

Researchers long believed that only humans can know when their memory's off.
Inside Japan’s World War II-Era Reign Of Terror

Inside Japan’s World War II-Era Reign Of Terror

During World War II, Japan fought with such brutality that even today Japanese scholars and diplomats have a hard time admitting these atrocities actually happened.
The Worst War Crimes The U.S. Committed During World War II

The Worst War Crimes The U.S. Committed During World War II

From Operation Teardrop to the Biscari massacre, these are the atrocities that the U.S. would rather forget.
Gorgeous Photos Of The Last Samurai

Gorgeous Photos Of The Last Samurai

These unique images depict a way of life about to disappear forever.
Inside Ubasute, The Legend Of Abandoning Elderly In The Woods

Inside Ubasute, The Legend Of Abandoning Elderly In The Woods

Legend has it that in times of persistent hardship, Japanese families would abandon their elderly in the woods. Here's how it happened — that is, if it did at all.
Enormous Sinkhole Swallows Up Street In Japan

Enormous Sinkhole Swallows Up Street In Japan

Underground construction to extend a train line has created a 98-foot-wide sinkhole.
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.
What We Loved This Week, Aug. 21 – 27

What We Loved This Week, Aug. 21 – 27

You'll wish these films were actually real.
The Atomic Bombing Of Nagaski Almost Didn’t Happen

The Atomic Bombing Of Nagaski Almost Didn’t Happen

Discover the seldom-heard story of the Nagasaki bombing -- how it happened and why it came very close to not happening at all.
What We Loved This Week, Jun. 26 – Jul. 2

What We Loved This Week, Jun. 26 – Jul. 2

Nothing in history has ever needed to be this manly.