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Seeing a Medieval Viking Ulfberht Sword Get Made Today Is So Damn Awesome

Medieval Viking Ulfberht swords are some of the most famous swords in history because they were so obscenely strong that it’s almost unbelievable …

Horror Meets Narnia in Ursula Vernon's New Novel -- and She's Serializing it Online

When Baba Yaga offers to give you your heart’s desire, you should really think twice about accepting. Summer, the absurdly sheltered protagonist of …

The 8 Most Bad-Ass Women Of World War II

Heroism — especially in times of war — tends to produce gendered associations. We think of men fighting (and dying) valiantly, while women wait …

How to Make Metal Coins Magically Float on Water

Coins are supposed to sink. When you toss ‘em in a fountain, they drop right down to the bottom, right? Not always. There’s a trick that can actually …

Tea, Pride, Mystery: For One Family That Fled The Nazis, A Tin Canister Held It All

<i>Last month, the Two-Way reported on a discovery at Auschwitz: a mug that held a gold ring and necklace, painstakingly hidden from the Nazis and concealed for 70 years. The museum was unable to determine the owner of the jewelry.</i><p><i>A reader emailed soon after.</i><p><i>"I want to share a story of a similar</i> …

A number of things to know about Pi

<b>(CNN) —</b> Math enthusiasts know all about it, and the rest of the population is probably hoping for cherry pie.<p>But March 14 is Pi Day. While last year stretched the symbolic celebration out a little longer -- to 3.1415 -- each year presents ample opportunity for learning.<p>To 31 decimal places, the …

Mathematics

These Portraits of Southern Blues Musicians Prove That Blues Is Not Dead

Freeman Vines, Luthier, Wilson, NC, 2015. Platinum print.<br>Wet Plate Collodion Photographs by Tim Duffy<p>1 of 10<p>Ironing Board Sam began playing the pump …

Real-Life Murders That Inspired Spooky Ghost Stories

They say that truth is stranger than fiction, so is it any wonder that our scariest ghost stories were inspired by real events? Well, the ghosts may …

A Visual Explanation of How Color Grading Allows Filmmakers to Manipulate Human Emotions

“How filmmakers manipulate our emotions using color” by The Verge is a visual explanation of the process of color grading and how it allows …

Time Capsule Found at 1950s Mental Hospital, Contains Film With Message For the Future

Construction crews in Indiana were shocked to discover a time capsule from 1958 at a former mental hospital. The most exciting part? It contains a …

A Backcountry Recovery in Yellowstone: Tracked by a Curious Bison (Part 4 of 5)

Adventure<p>Rain and cold were our companions as we rode our horses and mules north along the eastern edge of Yellowstone Lake, North America’s largest lake above 7,000 feet. Muddy trails made travel slow and spirits sink. We had a massive 30-mile day ahead of us. The wind intensified and chilled us …

An Explanation of Why Space Is an Illusion and a Few Possible Explanations of What Exactly Space Might Be

“Why space is an illusion” is a video in the New Scientist series Explanimator that looks at how human perception of space is skewed and gives two …

This Year Looks Just Like 1997's Insanely Terrible El Niño

This year’s winter “will definitely not be normal,” NASA has said. It is, however, awfully familiar.<p>It’s not just the sea surface heights, like those …

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BN DeStem maakt gebruik van cookies<p>BN DeStem en Krant.nl gebruiken cookies en vergelijkbare technologieën (‘cookies’) onder andere om je een optimale …

20 Straight Movie and TV Characters You Wouldn’t Believe Are Gay in Real Life

Surprisingly, gay thespians played all of these 20 super-hetero characters – including a protagonist in The Hobbit, a beloved Games of Thrones …

You can take pro-quality photos with your smartphone, but it still doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that your DSLR has. Most notably, there’s no light meter! The Luxi is a mobile light meter...

You can take pro-quality photos with your smartphone, but it still doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that your DSLR has. Most notably, there’s …

Californium: The Element That Kickstarts Nuclear Reactors

This element is one of many first made at UC Berkeley in the 1950s. Unlike most manufactured elements, though, this one is actually useful. This is …

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

The beard is having a renaissance these days, but there’s some people out there who take it far more seriously than that uncle of yours who’s merely stopped buying razors. This past weekend, over 300...

The beard is having a renaissance these days, but there’s some people out there who take it far more seriously than that uncle of yours who’s merely …

Men's Fashion

The Fascinating Life and Tragic End of the Polish Countess Who Became a Heroic British Spy

Krystyna Skarbek was said to be “Winston Churchill’s favorite spy;” she led an extraordinary life that peaked with clandestine acts of heroism during …

See How Refugees Use Selfies to Document Their Journey

Refugees take a selfie after arriving on the island of Lesbos in Greece.<br>Patrick Witty for TIME<p>1 of 16<p>Refugees fleeing war-torn territory have come to …

Explore 100 years of general relativity

<i>(Image: Quibe)</i><p>ALBERT EINSTEIN’S contributions to modern physics are unmatched, but his stellar reputation rests above all on a theory he presented to …

The Five Basic Pieces of Equipment That Make Landscape Shoots Go Smoothly

Landscape photography is both great fun, inspiring and hard work. It can be both physically and mentally demanding, carrying your gear to the ideal …

13 Annoying Email Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Top executives reveal their chief complaints about the email they receive.<p>How good are you at email? We all complain about getting too much of it, and we all try to cut down the time we spend on it. Yet in our email-driven business world, it remains a primary form of communication, something we …

The Highs and Lows of Hard Apple Cider History

The Plate<p>Chances are that our ancestors wouldn’t recognize the cider sold in supermarkets today as anything worthy of the name. The lily-livered sweet cider that we like to sip this crispy time of year (hot, with cinnamon sticks) was considered next to undrinkable by our forebears. The colonial …

New England

littleBits' Newest Kit Lets Young Inventors Build Fully-Functional Gadgets

Wooden building blocks have inspired the architects of tomorrow for years now, but littleBits wants to instead inspire future engineers. And with its …

Six people reported killed in Gaza clashes

<b>(CNN) —</b> Six people were killed in clashes Friday across Gaza and 30 others were injured, according to Gaza medical sources, as tensions between Israelis and Palestinians continued to grow.<p>Five of those injured are in critical condition, the sources said.<p>The clashes in Gaza follow what has appeared …

Israel

Flight Attendants Daily Life Photography

Photographer Brian Finke spend nearly two years, from 2004 to 2006, with fight attendants from famous airlines like Delta and Hawaiian Air, Hooters …

Wildlife thriving around Chernobyl nuclear plant despite radiation

High numbers of elk, deer, boar and wolves show long-term effect of world’s worst nuclear accident is less damaging than everyday human activity, say scientists<p>Wildlife is abundant around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear plant, despite the presence of radiation released by the world’s most …