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The Mysterious Deaths of 9 Soviet Hikers in 1959

Bess Lovejoy

In February 1959, a group of students went on a camping expedition in the Ural mountains. They never returned.

The Original Viral Cat Photographer

Lauren Hansen The Week

Way before the Lil' Bubs and the Grumpy Cats of the world came along, Walter Chandoha was capturing adorable cats.

Grave Sightings: Calamity Jane

Stacy Conradt

The legend's final resting place may have been a prank on her fellow gunslinger, Wild Bill Hickok.

16 Geeky Coasters to Keep Your Coffee Table Safe

Alvin Ward

Avoid unsightly ring stains on your coffee table with this delightful selection of coasters.

Architect Creates a Living, Breathing Wall Full of Frogs

Kate Horowitz

The ecosystem encased in a glass wall gives off air, light, and weirdness.

Facebook Will Test "Yay," "Haha," "Sad" Buttons

Shaunacy Ferro

The company is going to start offering more than just a "like" or "dislike" option for some users.

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Roman Mosaic in Tuscan Village

Anna Green

The mosaics date back to the fourth and fifth centuries

Watch a Brief History of Pee in Chemistry

Kate Horowitz

Medieval alchemists were obsessed with gold—and anything gold-colored.

16 Out-of-this-World Facts About 'Roswell'

Roger Cormier

Like a high school version of 'The X-Files,' the series developed a large cult following during its three-season run.

Why Do Prunes Make You Poop?

Kate Horowitz

A closer look at America’s most maligned fruit.

This Proposed Superhighway Would Let You Drive From New York to London

Kirstin Fawcett

Russian officials have proposed a massive road that would connect three continents.

9 Linguistic ‘Ignorantisms’ Even Sticklers Got Used To

Arika Okrent

Not even the strictest sticklers seem to care anymore.

Look Up Tonight! The Draconid Meteor Shower Is Here

Shaunacy Ferro

Earth is passing through the orbit of Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner this week.

Watch This Surrealism-Inspired Nature Documentary From the 1960s

Anna Green

"Science is Fiction"

A Smart Fridge That Tells You When to Buy More Beer

Andrew LaSane

A beer fridge that syncs with your smartphone.