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Bald Men Are Targets Of Ritualistic Murder, Police In Mozambique Warn

Bald Men Are Targets Of Ritualistic Murder, Police In Mozambique Warn

At least five people have been murdered for their baldness, police say.
Inside Australia’s Hapless Campaign Against Emus, The Great Emu War Of 1932

Inside Australia’s Hapless Campaign Against Emus, The Great Emu War Of 1932

In 1932, Australia went to war against an enemy like none it had ever faced before: the emu.
33 Vintage Photos Of Antarctica’s Frozen Hellscape

33 Vintage Photos Of Antarctica’s Frozen Hellscape

Early 20th century images of the first people to ever venture into this frozen land.
Why The World’s Cushiest Prison Is Also Among Its Most Effective

Why The World’s Cushiest Prison Is Also Among Its Most Effective

This photo tour of Norway's Bastoy Prison reveals why this facility is called "the world's nicest prison" and why its methods work so well.
29 Ancient Maps That Show How Our Ancestors Saw The World

29 Ancient Maps That Show How Our Ancestors Saw The World

Watch human understanding of Earth evolve from 500 BC to 1800 AD.
This Village Was Abandoned Overnight And No One Knows Why

This Village Was Abandoned Overnight And No One Knows Why

Why would residents of an entire town flee one night under the cover of darkness?
These Japanese Islands Are Completely Dominated By Feral Cats

These Japanese Islands Are Completely Dominated By Feral Cats

On the island of Aoshima, Japan -- better known as "cat island" -- wild cats outnumber humans six to one.
California City: California’s Biggest, Emptiest Town

California City: California’s Biggest, Emptiest Town

California's third-largest city – the 34th-largest in the country – is a near-ghost town. Where did California City come from, why is it so empty, and what lies in store for this odd collection of paved roads in the desert?
$3.1 Million-Worth Of Rhino Horns Seized In Malaysia Airport

$3.1 Million-Worth Of Rhino Horns Seized In Malaysia Airport

A similarly large horn confiscation took place just a month ago in Thailand.
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 called Colma where the dead outnumber the living 1,000 to 1.