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What Do Chechens Have Against Russia?

The Week

The Boston Marathon bombing suspects are ethnic Chechens. Did their homeland's plight help radicalize them?

Weekend Links: Llama Lovin’

Roma Panganiban

Champa: The Bear Who Got Brain Surgery

Jill Harness

While brain surgery has become a fairly common procedure with humans, it is still very rarely used on animal patients, who have drastically different anatomies than we do.

Bill DeMain Remembers George Jones

Bill DeMain

Weekend Links: Straight from the Photographer’s Mouth

Roma Panganiban

Vintage Photos of Female Sword Swallowers

Jill Harness

The Late Movies: Bill Cosby's Jell-O Pudding Commercials

Erica Palan

7 Facts About Hairballs

Amanda Green

April 26 is National Hairball Awareness Day. To celebrate, we've hacked up a few facts about everyone's least favorite cat treat.

The Missing Links: Don't Press That Button

Colin Patrick

Music History #23: "The Late Great Johnny Ace"

Bill DeMain

16 Amazing Stories About Trees

the mag

In honor of Arbor Day, we bring you lifesaving wood, the truth about cork, and a refuge for swamped spiders.

Pop Song Titles are Losing the Love

Arika Okrent

Love. It's the drug, and a battlefield, and a many splendored thing. It takes time, it will lead you back, and it don't cost a thing.

How Not to Blow Up Your Computer (in 1993)

Chris Higgins

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

8 Rare Books That Cost a Fortune

Danny Gallagher

Digital advancements such as the Internet, e-book readers and even your phone may have put a crimp in the sales of traditional book publishers, but they haven't been able to slow down the rare bo