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World War I Centennial: France Passes Three-Year Service Law

Erik Sass

August 7, 1913: France Passes Three-Year Service Law Beneath all the diplomatic maneuvering and bellicose blustering, Franco-German relations in the pre-war period were dominated by a single, inescapa

What does a Hamburger Grown from Stem Cells Taste Like?

The Week

One word: "Crunchy."

5 Computers From the Days Before Computers

Clay Wirestone

Everyone knows what a computer is, right? It's electronic, high-tech and digital. It's only existed for the last 50 or 60 years.

Attention Bay Area Flossers!

Jason English

We're coming your way, San Francisco!

The Missing Links: Just Add Sharks

Colin Patrick

10 Other Illegal Animals on a Plane

Amanda Green

Animal smugglers have some serious baggage.

Meet the Wasp that Turns Spiders into Zombie Construction Workers

Matt Soniak

Wednesday is New Comics Day

Rich Barrett

Every Wednesday, I highlight the five most exciting comic releases of the week. The list may include comic books, graphic novels, digital comics and webcomics.

What’s the Longest Prison Sentence Ever Received?

Matt Soniak

How does Ariel Castro's prison sentence—a millennium and then some—stack up against other stints in the clink?

7 Civil War Stories You Didn't Learn in High School

Eric Johnson

Some things you might not know about the War Between the States.

Morning Cup of Links: Andrew Jackson's Presidential Shindig

The Late Movies: Best I Love Lucy Moments

Erica Palan

9 Other Times Museum Patrons Mangled Works of Art

Ethan Trex

A 55-year-old from Missouri reportedly broke the finger off a 600-year-old statue in Florence. Incidents like this are more common that you'd think.

4 Unusual Bible Translations

Chris Stokel-Walker

In addition to the Chinese, French, and Swahili versions, you can find unusual translations into other languages, from real-life tongues to fictional ones.

The Missing Links: Beware of The Grinning Fish* (*Working Title)

Colin Patrick

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