Natalia Blonska

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This Is What Anne Frank's Arrest Looked Like

The summer of 1944 was full of raised hopes and broken hearts all across Europe. By August, the Americans and Russians were trudging toward Germany. …

What Does That Dangly Thing in the Back of Your Throat Do?

<i>Uvula image via Shutterstock</i><p>The uvula is one of the weirdest looking features of the human body. Yet despite its infamy, scientists have spent …

15 Odd Things We've Sent to Space for Some Reason

Artifacts, personal and pop cultural totems, and even the dead have made the journey from our planet to the outer reaches of the heavens. We've …

Space Exploration

9 Poems Penned by Presidents

These presidents were more than just politicians—they also tried their hands at poetry.<p>1. "From your bright sparkling Eyes, I was Undone" — George …

Literature

The Time the U.S. Tried to Buy Greenland

Had a Cold War sales pitch worked out differently, Greenland just might have become an American territory.<p>In 1946, this Arctic island looked like …

Crime

Does One Bad Apple Really Spoil the Whole Bunch?

We’ve all heard the saying "one bad apple spoils the whole bunch," and have probably seen instances where it does apply to people, but does it …

Canada

9 Terrifying Medical Treatments from 1900 and Their Safer Modern Versions

The next time you have to endure a boring stay in a doctor’s waiting room, be thankful you don’t live in the early 20th century. Even as medicine was …

13 Scientific Terms Even Smart People Misuse

When scientists use these words, they typically mean something completely different than what they do when non-scientists use them. Sometimes our …

University of Cambridge

Get ready for virtual reality — here's why it will soon be our norm

Unless you’ve been living in a cave this past year, you’ve probably already heard that Virtual Reality (VR) is coming at us – and fast.<p>Thanks to Facebook’s recent acquisition of VR company, Oculus Rift, for $2 billion there’s no doubt VR technology is going to change the way we work, play, and …

You Can Now Use Google Maps to Explore Mars and the Moon

To mark Curiosity's two-year anniversary on the Red Planet, Google Maps rolls out some extraterrestrial features.<p>Curiosity has now been roving Mars for two (Earth) years, and Google is celebrating with the release of new maps of the moon and Mars. To get there, head anywhere on Earth in Google …