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As German Bombs Fell on Paris, Marie Curie Decided to Go to War

Erin Blakemore

First, Marie Curie tried to donate her Nobel Prize medals. When bank officials refused to melt them down, she donated her prize money to purchase war bonds instead.

On the Scene at the Absolutely Insane Barkley Marathons

the mag

Inspired by a flubbed prison escape, the Barkley Marathon is a ludicrously challenging 100-mile race only a handful of runners have completed. Finishing it twice? That's next to impossible.

11 Facts About the Bone-Eating Bearded Vulture

Rebecca OConnell

Brain Game: Artificial

Sandy Wood

Math's Top Prize Given to a Woman for the First Time

Erin McCarthy

The International Mathematical Union awarded the Fields Medal to Maryam Mirzakhani, a 37-year-old professor at Stanford.

The Missing Links: Interviewing Mr. Mayor

Colin Patrick

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

9 Unfamiliar Things You’d See in a Hospital in 1900

Hospital technology has come a long way since the beginning of the 20th century.

Humphrey Bogart Writing to Lauren Bacall

Alvin Ward

"You'll soon be here, Baby, and when you come you'll bring everything that's important to me in this world with you."

9 Tips for Avoiding London Pickpockets from a 19th Century Guide

Erin McCarthy

There's a Hexagonal Hurricane on Saturn

Chris Higgins

Morning Cup of Links: Remembering Lauren Bacall

Hannah Keyser

Is it a Bald-Faced or Bold-Faced Lie?

Kara Kovalchik

When a child with chocolate smeared on his face assures Mom that he didn't steal his brother's candy bar, is he telling a bald-faced or bold-faced lie?

6 Medical Theories From 1900 That Didn't Pan Out

The early years of the 20th century were a crucial time in the history of medicine, as breakthroughs in surgical techniques, sanitation, and scientific rigor helped doctors become far more effective a

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