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Not Making Headlines: Major News Stories Lost To The Media Grind

Not Making Headlines: Major News Stories Lost To The Media Grind

Sometimes a big story gets lost only because its unfortunate timing pits it in a competition for our attention with another, much larger story elsewhere.
Colma, California: The City Of The Dead

Colma, California: The City Of The Dead

Why just south of San Francisco there lies a little town where the dead outnumber the living 1,000 to 1.
India Considers A “Fat Tax” For Junk Food

India Considers A “Fat Tax” For Junk Food

And the food and beverage industry is scrambling to stop it.
17 Of The Most Unbelievable Places You’ll Find On Earth

17 Of The Most Unbelievable Places You’ll Find On Earth

It's so easy to get bogged down by day-to-day sameness: here are 17 unbelievable places to remind you of the world's incredible diversity.
Jihad May Be the Most Misunderstood Part of Islam

Jihad May Be the Most Misunderstood Part of Islam

Jihad is a very modern problem, but its roots reach back to the beginnings of Islam. What has this term historically meant, and what does it mean today?
Here’s The Pollution The EPA Had To Contend With When It Started

Here’s The Pollution The EPA Had To Contend With When It Started

31 apocalyptic photos of American pollution in the 1970s.
Bear Plummets To Death As Wildlife Officers Airlift It To Park

Bear Plummets To Death As Wildlife Officers Airlift It To Park

The Asian black bear was on its way back to wildlife when it fell to its death.
Polluted Ghost Towns Created By Appalling Environmental Disasters

Polluted Ghost Towns Created By Appalling Environmental Disasters

Step inside the eerie remnants of America's worst coal fires, toxic waste dumps, nuclear meltdowns, and more.
The Ins And Outs Of Victorian Dating

The Ins And Outs Of Victorian Dating

In spite or perhaps because of the value placed on chastity, the Victorians took flirting to a new level of crazy.
The Mysterious Lives Of 18th Century Garden Hermits

The Mysterious Lives Of 18th Century Garden Hermits

The ceramic garden gnomes we see today have a very human — and very solemn — past.
How “Fake News” Led To The Flour Riot Of 1837

How “Fake News” Led To The Flour Riot Of 1837

If the Flour Riot of 1837 teaches us anything, it's that people often believe what they read — and will act upon it.