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Scientists Discover a Rare Genome in an Incan Child Mummy

Jen Pinkowski

The boy was only 7 when he died more than 500 years ago, chosen for his beauty and health to be sacrificed in an Incan ritual.

15 Empowering Quotes From Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Caitlin Schneider

The suffragist, social activist, abolitionist and all around pioneer had a lot to say, and said it well.

Name 5 Characters These Famous Actors Played

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When the World's Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises Tried to Sue George W. Bush

Anna Green

“Cetacean Community v. Bush”

Rare Blue Diamond Sells for $48.5 Million—and Is Now Owned By a 7-Year-Old

Kirstin Fawcett

It's the most expensive jewel ever sold at auction.

Turn It Up, Man! Remembering 'Freedom Rock'

Jake Rossen

How two twitchy burnouts moved a ton of classic rock from the back of their van.

Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" Monologue, Animated

Shaunacy Ferro

Because you can never have enough Sagan.

The Kyshtym Disaster: The Largest Nuclear Disaster You've Never Heard Of

Miss Cellania

The Soviets covered up this nuclear explosion for decades.

This Tool Lets You Search the Internet by Font

Michele Debczak

See where your favorite fonts rank.

10 of the World’s Most Expensive Ingredients

Claire Cock-Starkey

Got some extra thousands burning a hole in your wallet? Why not spend them on these fancy foodstuffs.

The American Dentist Who Drilled a Secret Message on Tojo's Dentures

Nick Greene

A prank that left "Remember Pearl Harbor" at the tip of the former prime minister's tongue.

The 19th Century Love Letter That Went Viral

Shaunacy Ferro

"A ‘Stunning’ Love Letter" was reprinted by some 60 newspapers in the 1800s.

Watch a Dutch Team Build and Ride the World’s Longest Bicycle

Kate Horowitz

The bike is fully functional, with one exception: it can’t turn corners.

Morning Cup of Links: Pyramid Conspiracy Theories

Miss Cellania

Great links to start your day!

Why Don't You Have to Put "WWW" Before URLs?

Rebecca OConnell

In 1991 the World Wide Web became open to the public and ushered in a new era of consumer Internet use.

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