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These Photos Show the Harsh Reality of Life in a Japanese-American Internment Camp

In February of 1942, just 10 weeks after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government issued Executive Order 9066, ...
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550 million years of human evolution

Via stints as reptiles, rodents and fish with feet, the evolution of humans is as meandering as it is extraordinary ...
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Islam after Salman

The Satanic Verses would not be written or published today. What’s changed since Salman Rushdie’s notorious novel?By Bruce FudgeRead at ...
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9 Black Inventors Who Made Daily Life Easier

Most people have heard about famous inventions like the light bulb, the cotton gin and the iPhone. But there are ...
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What Made Stonehenge’s Builders Collect Massive Stones from 180 Miles Away?

After 5,000 years, scholars are beginning to unlock one of the greatest mysteries surrounding Stonehenge. Geologists long ago traced dozens ...
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The Ongoing Mystery of Jesus’s Face

For centuries, the most common image of Jesus Christ, at least in Western cultures, has been that of a bearded, ...
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Trumpets Found in King Tut’s Tomb Were Nearly Wrecked in a 1939 Publicity Stunt

The trumpeter held the silver instrument to his lips. This was no ordinary trumpet: It had been retrieved 17 years ...
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British Pathé Releases Gems from Its Irish Collection

We’ve scoured our archive for the best content related to the island of Ireland and we’ve made three vintage nuggets ...
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Speak to the shoemaker

Philosophy need not be arcane, argued Aristotle, as he led by example, writing treatises for peers and public alikeBy Edith ...
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African art in Western museums: it’s patrimony not heritage

Museums with colonial-era collections have always known about the brutal parts of their biographies. But, through acts of purification via ...
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