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Mary Somerville: The Woman For Whom The Word “Scientist” Was Made

Mary Somerville: The Woman For Whom The Word “Scientist” Was Made

Before Mary Sommerville came around, the word "scientist" didn't even exist.
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.
The Woman Who Gave Birth To Bunnies

The Woman Who Gave Birth To Bunnies

Was this the greatest hoax of all time?
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.
Mansa Musa Of Mali May Have Been The Richest Person In History

Mansa Musa Of Mali May Have Been The Richest Person In History

Forget Rockefeller and Gates — this 14th century Malian emperor is likely the richest man ever.
Sawney Bean Remains Scotland’s Most Famous Cannibal

Sawney Bean Remains Scotland’s Most Famous Cannibal

One of the most terrifying figures in English folklore may be a product of anti-Scot propaganda.
Carrie Fisher: A Life In Photos

Carrie Fisher: A Life In Photos

The actress and writer died at age 60.
The Time Trump Mistook An Actor For The President Of Russia

The Time Trump Mistook An Actor For The President Of Russia

In 1988, Donald Trump had a meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev. The problem was that, well, he actually didn't.
Americans Choose The Ten Most Important Historical Events Of Their Lifetime

Americans Choose The Ten Most Important Historical Events Of Their Lifetime

How do your rankings match up?
Who Betrayed Anne Frank? New Research Might Surprise You

Who Betrayed Anne Frank? New Research Might Surprise You

New research shows that Nazis could have discovered Anne Frank simply by accident.
16 Things To Know About Vladimir Putin

16 Things To Know About Vladimir Putin

Fascinating facts about the world's most powerful man.