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This Map Charts the Complex Landscape of an Artist's Face
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This Map Charts the Complex Landscape of an Artist's Face

In 1973, the Israeli artist Michael Druks created an unconventional self-portrait.
March 13, 2017
A Centuries-Old Malaysian Puppet Show Puts a New Spin on Star Wars
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A Centuries-Old Malaysian Puppet Show Puts a New Spin on Star Wars

A long time ago in a theater far, far away...
March 13, 2017
In 1971, Stanford Students Did an Interpretive Dance to Demonstrate Protein Synthesis
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In 1971, Stanford Students Did an Interpretive Dance to Demonstrate Protein Synthesis

"tRNA!"
March 10, 2017
When Batgirl Saved the Day and Demanded Equal Pay
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When Batgirl Saved the Day and Demanded Equal Pay

"Holy act of Congress!"
March 08, 2017
A Visual Guide to the Fake Fleets and Inflatable Armies of World War II
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A Visual Guide to the Fake Fleets and Inflatable Armies of World War II

Military units in both the Allied and Axis powers used air-filled tanks and straw airplanes to deceive enemies.
March 06, 2017
Painted Characters Step From Their Walls and Wander the Streets of San Francisco
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Painted Characters Step From Their Walls and Wander the Streets of San Francisco

Artist Alexa Meade can change any three-dimensional object into 2-D art.
March 06, 2017
When Bowling Was a Sport Reserved for Royalty
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When Bowling Was a Sport Reserved for Royalty

King Henry VIII famously banned commoners from participating.
March 02, 2017
The Animal Soldiers of World War I
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The Animal Soldiers of World War I

A diverse array of creatures provided comfort and combat.
February 28, 2017
In 1959, British Scientists Carefully Perfected the Pickled Onion
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In 1959, British Scientists Carefully Perfected the Pickled Onion

It was all for the "notoriously fickle pickle-fancying public."
February 24, 2017
Japanese Street Vendors and Their Spongy Fish Pancakes
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Japanese Street Vendors and Their Spongy Fish Pancakes

Yum.
February 23, 2017
Lady Jane Franklin, the Woman Who Fueled 19th-Century Polar Exploration
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Lady Jane Franklin, the Woman Who Fueled 19th-Century Polar Exploration

Determined and dedicated to the sciences, she dispatched many a vessel to the Arctic.
February 23, 2017
George Washington's Own 1793 Map of Mount Vernon
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George Washington's Own 1793 Map of Mount Vernon

Before he was the first U.S. president, Washington surveyed the lands of colonial America.
February 20, 2017
What It's Like to Hold Your Own Heart
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What It's Like to Hold Your Own Heart

Baylor University Medical Center in Texas is encouraging transplant patients to meet their former organs.
February 17, 2017
Using a Motor to Make Two Hearts Fuse
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Using a Motor to Make Two Hearts Fuse

Try it today!
February 16, 2017
Remembering Nüshu, the 19th-Century Chinese Script Only Women Could Write
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Remembering Nüshu, the 19th-Century Chinese Script Only Women Could Write

This gender-specific practice continues to fade with time.
February 16, 2017
Watch Lights in Madison Square Park Pulse to Heartbeats
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Watch Lights in Madison Square Park Pulse to Heartbeats

Artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer creates art installations with heart rate monitors.
February 14, 2017
Between the Folds of This Silk Fan Is a 19th-Century Horse Racing Program
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Between the Folds of This Silk Fan Is a 19th-Century Horse Racing Program

Stop sweating, start betting.
February 14, 2017
The Enduring Mystery of the 'Fool's Cap Map of the World'
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The Enduring Mystery of the 'Fool's Cap Map of the World'

The full meaning of this 16th-century illustration may never be understood.
February 13, 2017
Watch a Mesmerizing Display of Fire Spirals on Loop
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Watch a Mesmerizing Display of Fire Spirals on Loop

Oh sweet flames.
February 09, 2017
Watch a German Motorcycle Gymnastics Show From 1934
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Watch a German Motorcycle Gymnastics Show From 1934

The performance includes a "crazy scientist."
February 08, 2017
The Powerful 1940 Map That Depicts America as a Nation of Immigrants
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The Powerful 1940 Map That Depicts America as a Nation of Immigrants

It was produced by the Council Against Intolerance in the lead up to World War II.
February 06, 2017
Earthships, the Ultimate in Off-Grid Architecture
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Earthships, the Ultimate in Off-Grid Architecture

A new spin on a ‘70s sustainability movement.
February 06, 2017
Watch a Massive Swirling Tornado of Tuna
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Watch a Massive Swirling Tornado of Tuna

They're mating in there.
February 02, 2017
Marie Duval, the Pioneering 19th-Century Cartoonist That History Forgot
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Marie Duval, the Pioneering 19th-Century Cartoonist That History Forgot

She's responsible for developing the world of Ally Sloper, one of England's most iconic comic characters.
February 01, 2017