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Miracle on Ice: The Chilling Promise of Cryonics

David Casarett the mag

It's impossible to resuscitate a frozen corpse. But that doesn't bother the small legion of cryonauts who are betting that an outlaw science will let them live forever.

As German Bombs Fell on Paris, Marie Curie Decided to Go to War

Erin Blakemore

First, Marie Curie tried to donate her Nobel Prize medals. When bank officials refused to melt them down, she donated her prize money to purchase war bonds instead.

On the Scene at the Absolutely Insane Barkley Marathons

the mag

Inspired by a flubbed prison escape, the Barkley Marathon is a ludicrously challenging 100-mile race only a handful of runners have completed. Finishing it twice? That's next to impossible.

11 Facts About the Bone-Eating Bearded Vulture

Rebecca OConnell

Brain Game: Artificial

Sandy Wood

Math's Top Prize Given to a Woman for the First Time

Erin McCarthy

The International Mathematical Union awarded the Fields Medal to Maryam Mirzakhani, a 37-year-old professor at Stanford.

The Missing Links: Interviewing Mr. Mayor

Colin Patrick

15 Things You May Not Have Known About 'Scream'

Sean Hutchinson

We won’t spoil the big reveal, but even if you know the ending of Wes Craven’s horror masterpiece, these facts may be able to shock you.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

9 Unfamiliar Things You’d See in a Hospital in 1900

Hospital technology has come a long way since the beginning of the 20th century.

Humphrey Bogart Writing to Lauren Bacall

Alvin Ward

"You'll soon be here, Baby, and when you come you'll bring everything that's important to me in this world with you."

9 Tips for Avoiding London Pickpockets from a 19th Century Guide

Erin McCarthy

There's a Hexagonal Hurricane on Saturn

Chris Higgins

Morning Cup of Links: Remembering Lauren Bacall

Hannah Keyser

7 International Names for American Products

Rudie Obias

American products are available around the world—but they're not always called by the name they've been given in the U.S.

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