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Archeologists Uncover Utah’s First Mormon Baptistry

Archeologists uncovered the remains of the first Latter-day Saints baptistry in Utah County, build around 1875

Scanned pages from the Oculists’ coded text.

Cracking a German Secret Society’s Centuries-Old Encrypted Code

A secret society with ties to the Freemason's coded text has been cracked

The IDF’s Flickr page is full of images of their generals and tanks.

Israel and Gaza Are Now at War Both Online and in Reality

On the ground and online, the battle between Israel and Gaza are escalating quickly

Is Your Syndrome Named After a Nazi?

Many are probably unaware that their condition has a Nazi's name attached to it

Killer robots storm the Winter Palace.

Australian Students Accidentally Taught That Robots Led the Russian Revolution

Nearly 6,000 Australian students were inadvertently taught this week that giant robots led the Russian Revolution thanks to a sloppy exam staff Google job

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Happy Birthday Rodin, Sculptor And Breaker of Women’s Hearts

Rodin's contribution to society lives on in his artistic works, but he wrecked a few lives in his time

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Brits Have Invaded Nine Out of Ten Countries

At various times, a new study found, the British have invaded almost 90 per cent of the countries around the globe

Napoleon’s Army May Have Suffered From the Greatest Wardrobe Malfunction in History

Historians still puzzle over Napoleon's catastrophic Russian defeat, but materials scientists think the army's buttons may be to blame

Cracking the Code of the World’s Oldest Undeciphered Language

Even Darwin Could Be a Debbie Downer

A few bouts of angst written by Darwin reveal that no one is immune to the blues

Indiana Jones Cat doesn’t mind snakes so much.

Men Chasing Cat Stumble Upon 2,000-Year-Old Roman Treasures

A 2,000-year old burial chamber was discovered with the help of a cat

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1950s Game Show Guest Had a Secret: He Saw Lincoln’s Assassination

A 5-year old Samuel J. Seymour saw Lincoln's assassination, lived to talk about it on a 1956 game show

“Sweaty troops on the beach prepare to move out.”

Never-Before-Seen Photos Taken 50 Years Ago During Preparations for Cuba Invasion

During the dark days of October 1962, Marines trained on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques to train for an amphibious assault on Cuba

Digital Laser Scans of Stonehenge Reveal Ancient Graffiti

The first complete 3D laser scan of Stonehenge's prehistoric stone circle revealed ancient graffiti and alignment with the winter and summer solstice

The Ness of Brodgar is on the largest of the Orkney Islands in northern Scotland.

Archaeologists Uncover Massive Stone Age Complex in Scotland

A 5,000-year old temple complex may have been the centre of Stone Age British culture

The ancient city of Tikal, located near Lady K’abel’s newly discovered tomb.

Maya Holy Snake Queen’s Tomb Unearthed in Guatemala

Are These Two Toes the World’s First Prostheses?

This is probably the world's first prosthetic—a wooden toe that dates back to before 600 BC

This ancient Buddhist statue is thought to have been carved from meteorite roughly 1000 years ago.

Carved From Meteorite, This Thousand-Year-Old Statue Was Taken From Tibet by the Nazi SS

Crafted from a meteorite fragment, Nazis may have taken this early Tibetan relic because it displayed a swastika

Palmyra, Syria

Looters Are Selling Artifacts to Fund War in Syria

War zones are dangerous places, for both people and cultural heritage

How the Record for Hottest Temperature Ever Was Refuted

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