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The Stories Behind 8 "Witch" Graves

Stacy Conradt

When supposed spell-casters died, the stories about them lived on.

The Strength of Spider Web Glue Is Affected by UV Light

Autumn Spanne

No one has yet made an adhesive based on the spider’s glue. Now we're learning how it's affected by UV light.

40 Fascinating Facts About Your Favorite Horror Movies

Time to bone up on your horror knowledge.

10 Operatic Facts About “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Kara Kovalchik

Queen’s classic “mock opera”—a favorite of Wayne and Garth’s—was released 40 years ago today.

How Anesthetic Works to Knock You Out

Shaunacy Ferro

It's more of a scientific mystery than you might imagine.

Watch Vincent Price on 'The Muppet Show,' 1977

Chris Higgins

Who know Kermit had fangs?

Why Do Cats (Usually) Land on Their Feet?

Chris Higgins

Slow-motion video and physics answer the age-old question.

This Czech Church Holds a Chandelier Made With Every Bone in the Human Body

Bess Lovejoy

The Sedlec ossuary owes it all to a handful of dirt.

Taxi Company in Peru Outfits Cabs With Video Games

Andrew LaSane

Because every taxi should have Mario Kart.

WWI Centennial: Italians Defeated At Third Isonzo

Erik Sass

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that shaped our modern world. Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened.

A Scientific Analysis of Civil War Beards

Shaunacy Ferro

How Civil War commanders wore their facial hair, in one chart.

12 Directors Who Started Out Making Horror Movies

Andrew LaSane

The genre has helped launch the careers of some of Hollywood's finest.

Looking for a New Career? Try Being a Panda Nanny

Kirstin Fawcett

The caretaker position has been described as "the happiest job in the world."

Living Clothing That Responds To Your Sweat

Anna Green

The beautifully designed clothing features special flaps that curl open as sweat and humidity increase.

26 Hauntingly Beautiful Photos of Abandoned Homes Across America

Jennifer M Wood

Photographer Seph Lawless' new book captures America's most haunting houses.

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