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9 Highlights from GQ's Kim Jong Il Expose

The Week

An interview with Kim Jong Il's former sushi chef reveals wild parties, Beijing Big Mac runs, and an obsession with Iron Chef

Culprit of the Irish Potato Famine Identified

Maureen Monahan

For the first time, scientists have used dried herbarium samples to decode the genome of a plant pathogen and its plant host.

20 Regional Names for Woodlice

Virginia C McGuire

The Missing Links: The Longest German Word

Colin Patrick

6 Dictionary Mysteries You Can Help Solve

Arika Okrent

Maybe you can help! Here are six appeals from the OED.

Hairspray: Where Are They Now?

Stacy Conradt

Ah, 1988.

The Last Ice Merchant

Chris Higgins

Rare Full Color Photos From World War II

Jill Harness

Life magazine recently released a gallery of the VIII Bomber Command soldiers working on their planes, many of which were never published up until now.

The Few, The Proud…Bea Arthur? 15 Surprising Celebrity Marines

Jens T Carstensen

You might be surprised to learn these men and women served in the Marines.

Why Do Tornados Frequently Hit Oklahoma City?

Jessica Bloustein Marshall

Oklahoma City holds the dubious distinction of being the unofficial Tornado Capital of the United States. The U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Jägermeister Chicken Tacos

Brian Abrams

This Rescued Squirrel Is Quite The Artist

Jill Harness

Plight of the Living Dead: 10 Case Reports of Cotard’s Syndrome

Matt Soniak

First reported in the 1700s, the disorder that's also called "Walking Corpse Syndrome" is still a mystery.

Weekend Links: Super Sand Sculptures

Roma Panganiban

Carl Sagan Puts Human History in Context

Chris Higgins