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The Elephant’s Foot, The Lethal Mass Of Radioactive Material In Chernobyl’s Basement

The Elephant’s Foot, The Lethal Mass Of Radioactive Material In Chernobyl’s Basement

The lava-like blob of radioactive materials known as the Elephant's Foot was left behind after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster near Pripyat, Ukraine in 1986.
27 Possible Graves Found At Florida All-Boys School With History Of Abuse And Disaster

27 Possible Graves Found At Florida All-Boys School With History Of Abuse And Disaster

While cleaning the former school's grounds, 27 "anomalies" consistent with the characteristics of unmarked graves were discovered.
Woman Learns The ‘Fake’ Renaissance Painting She Kept Over Her Stove Was Actually A 700-Year-Old Masterpiece

Woman Learns The ‘Fake’ Renaissance Painting She Kept Over Her Stove Was Actually A 700-Year-Old Masterpiece

"I immediately thought it was a work of Italian primitivism. But I didn't imagine it was a Cimabue," said the auctioneer who was first to examine the painting.
Archaeologists Just Uncovered An Ancient Germanic Tomb With Six Women Buried Around A Cauldron

Archaeologists Just Uncovered An Ancient Germanic Tomb With Six Women Buried Around A Cauldron

The elaborate burial complex, which also contains animal sacrifices and valuable gold artifacts, appears to be the tomb of an ancient lord.
Researchers Have Traced The Ancestral Homeland Of Modern Humans To Botswana

Researchers Have Traced The Ancestral Homeland Of Modern Humans To Botswana

"We've known for a long time that modern humans originated in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago... but what we hadn't known until the study was where exactly this homeland was."
Unsuspecting Tennessee Man Turns Out To Be Living Descendant Of ‘Extinct’ Indigenous Group

Unsuspecting Tennessee Man Turns Out To Be Living Descendant Of ‘Extinct’ Indigenous Group

Until this study, it was believed that the last member of the Beothuk died in 1829.
34 Unforgettable Photos Of China’s Uninhabited Ghost Cities

34 Unforgettable Photos Of China’s Uninhabited Ghost Cities

The country's ambitious plans for urban growth have led to more than 50 abandoned cities whose empty buildings paint a dystopian landscape.
Inside The 18th-Century ‘Compendium Of Demonology And Magic,’ An Illustrated Guide To Hell

Inside The 18th-Century ‘Compendium Of Demonology And Magic,’ An Illustrated Guide To Hell

Whether it's ghastly demons or grisly execution scenes, this occultists' tome and witchcraft manual remains as haunting today as it was in 1775.
How Did Frida Kahlo Die? Why The Renowned Artist’s Death Remains Shrouded In Mystery

How Did Frida Kahlo Die? Why The Renowned Artist’s Death Remains Shrouded In Mystery

On July 13, 1954, Frida Kahlo died at her home in Mexico City, but certain details have some convinced that her real cause of death was covered up.
Inside The Tragic Death Of Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter Who Faced Down Nature’s Fiercest Creatures

Inside The Tragic Death Of Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter Who Faced Down Nature’s Fiercest Creatures

In September 2006, Steve Irwin was filming in Australia's Great Barrier Reef when a stingray suddenly pierced his chest. Within minutes, he was dead.
Yolanda Saldívar Was Selena’s ‘Number One Fan’ — Then She Killed Her In Cold Blood

Yolanda Saldívar Was Selena’s ‘Number One Fan’ — Then She Killed Her In Cold Blood

Yolanda Saldívar was the president of Selena's fan club, but after she was fired for embezzlement, she murdered the "Queen of Tejano Music" on March 31, 1995.