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5 Surprising Ways the Age of Exploration Shaped Modern Civilization
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A Field of LEGO Daffodils Is "Blooming" in England
The spring-inspired installation celebrates Hull's designation as the UK City of Culture for 2017.... READ ON
Technology
A Historic Graveyard in Slovenia Is Now Home to a Digital Tombstone
The gravestone has an interactive screen capable of displaying pictures, video, and other types of digital odes to the deceased.... READ ON
News
Upcoming Exhibition Will Explore a Year in the Artistic Life of Pablo Picasso
Held in Paris and London, "Picasso 1932" features more than 100 works from the period often referred to as the artist's "year of wonders."... READ ON
Design
Explore London's Literary Side With This Gorgeous Map
From Charles Dickens to Bridget Jones, see where your favorite fictional characters hang around in London Town.... READ ON
Medicine
Why Is Measles Surging Across Europe?
Romania and Italy have been hit particularly hard.... READ ON
History
Map Shows How Everyone Blamed Syphilis on Everyone Else
Throughout history, people were quick to point fingers at each other.... READ ON
Art
French Curator Rediscovers 'Lost' Gustave Courbet Painting
For decades, experts believed the work was a forgery.... READ ON
History
English Palace Identifies Marble Garden Planter as Roman Sarcophagus
The artifact is believed to date back to the 2nd century CE.... READ ON
Design
Behind the Scenes With a Master Maze Maker
Adrian Fisher's complex puzzle networks can be found in some 40 countries around the globe.... READ ON
News
Malta's Famous Rock Formation Has Collapsed Into the Ocean
You may remember the rock arch, called the Azure Window, from HBO's "Game of Thrones."... READ ON
Travel
A London Brewery Is Giving Away Free Beer Every Time It Rains
Follow London Pride—the flagship beer made by Fuller's Brewery—on Twitter to score your free pint.... READ ON
Art
French Town Needs Help Restoring Van Gogh's Grave
The artist's headstone was damaged last year after a stormy spring.... READ ON
Quizzes
Where Are These European Landmarks?
Fun
Time Is Running Out to Apply for Cambridge's LEGO Professorship
The professor will research how play affects development and learning.... READ ON
Travel
This Week, Dog Lovers Can Take a London Bus Tour With Their Furry Friends
The 90-minute tour takes riders to the city's best dog parks and canine-themed cultural attractions.... READ ON

Inspired by the events at an outdoor barbecue, “Uncle Milton” Levine modified a clear plastic tissue box into a prototype for the ant farm. Between 1956 and 1966, he sold some 12 million of them (live ants originally included).

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