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Machu Picchu Facts: The History Of Peru’s Lost City

Machu Picchu Facts: The History Of Peru’s Lost City

Machu Picchu was rediscovered by an American explorer 105 years ago today. Here's what we know about the mysterious spot.
How Far Are We From Time Travel?

How Far Are We From Time Travel?

Time travel has long-been invoked in works of science fiction. But how close is it to becoming a reality?
This Tiny Region In Spain Keeps Getting Hit By Falling Space Junk

This Tiny Region In Spain Keeps Getting Hit By Falling Space Junk

One tiny region of Spain has had some unexpected -- and slightly concerning -- guests over the past several months: falling space junk.
In Spain, A Criminal Ring Of Nuns And Doctors Stole Hundreds Of Thousands Of Babies

In Spain, A Criminal Ring Of Nuns And Doctors Stole Hundreds Of Thousands Of Babies

Throughout much of 20th century Spain, a criminal network of doctors and nuns stole anywhere from 40,000 to 300,000 babies from their mothers at birth, constituting one of the most horrific yet least known events of the Franco dictatorship.
The Sad Story Of Laika, The First Animal To Orbit The Earth

The Sad Story Of Laika, The First Animal To Orbit The Earth

The Soviet mutt named Laika would make history in 1957 when she entered space on Sputnik II, but sadly she would not return.
What Maps Get Wrong About The World — And How It Happened

What Maps Get Wrong About The World — And How It Happened

Most people believe that maps show the "truth" of the physical world. But how much are we really getting wrong?
6 Brilliant Female Scientists Who Didn’t Get The Recognition They Deserved

6 Brilliant Female Scientists Who Didn’t Get The Recognition They Deserved

Despite contributing so much to the world, many female scientists have failed to receive the acclaim that should have been theirs. Here are just some of the most important.
What Are Baby Hatches?

What Are Baby Hatches?

Last month, Switzerland opened its eighth baby hatch. Here's what it is, and why it's so controversial.
Zaqistan, The “Country” You’ve Never Heard Of That Exists In The Middle Of Utah

Zaqistan, The “Country” You’ve Never Heard Of That Exists In The Middle Of Utah

Angered at then-President Bush's foreign policy in Iraq, one artist decided to buy a plot of land on eBay...and found his own country called Zaqistan.
Shocking Labor Practices That Were Legal In Charles Dickens’ Age

Shocking Labor Practices That Were Legal In Charles Dickens’ Age

While he's known for fiction, Dickens lived at a time when poverty could land you in jail.
5 Historical Examples Of Why “One Man, One Woman” Has Never Been The Only Option

5 Historical Examples Of Why “One Man, One Woman” Has Never Been The Only Option

Neither history nor the world is as "straight" as you would think.