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22 Vintage Popular Science Covers That Outlined the Future

Lucas Reilly

Since 1872, Popular Science has been on the cutting edge. From the fanciful to the dead-on, here are some of their most enjoyable covers.

Monkeys Use Mosquito Repellent, Too

Matt Soniak

scientists working with capuchin monkeys in South America had often seen the monkeys grabbing certain types of millipedes, crushing them and then massaging the dead insects into their fur.

Ochre Jelly's LEGO Memes

Miss Cellania

The Globemaker

Chris Higgins

Telecommunications in the 1990s, According to 1969

Adrienne Crezo

In the 1960s, much effort was made to predict technologies of the future. They weren't always this accurate.

10 Magnificent European Museums

Jill Harness

We previously looked at beautiful libraries from across the globe, but if you’re looking to expand your travels to educational locales with beautiful architecture, you may also consider traveling to t

What's the Origin of the Phrase "Run Amok"?

Daven Hiskey

If you've ever found yourself using the phrase “run amok” and wondered, “What’s an ‘amok’?” look no further, because here’s your answer.

How to Survive Without Water

Stuck in the wilderness with nary a drop of water in your canteen? Don’t worry. You can survive this situation and live to tell an incredibly interesting tale.

The Late Movies: Codefellas

Chris Higgins

World War I Centennial: Peace Palace Opens

Erik Sass

5 Animals Disguised as Other Animals

Jennifer M Wood

I am lion, hear me bark.

16 OED Words That Became Obscure (Including Bransle, the Twerk of 1662)

Arika Okrent

While the OED is respected for enshrining time-tested, respectable words, it also preserves the odd, rare, and obsolete—exactly the category for which “twerk” is likely headed.

The Story Behind Stockholm Syndrome

Stacy Conradt

Many people associate Stockholm Syndrome with Patty Hearst. But the term was actually coined the previous year in Sweden.

The Missing Links: The Life of A Severed Head

Colin Patrick

Grave Sightings: Mother Goose

Stacy Conradt

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