Rachel Pagels

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The Unsolvable Mysteries of the Voynich Manuscript

The word “ink” is a child of the Latin <i>incaustum</i>, which means “having been burned.” In the Middle Ages, people thought that ink burned its way into parchment, because iron-gall inks go onto the page pale, then darken. This is not what’s happening, physically, but it makes sense as a metaphor: a …

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FACT CHECK: Did John F. Kennedy Predict His Own Assassination?

CLAIM<p>President John F. Kennedy proclaimed that "nobody can stop an assassination" just before he was shot and killed in 1963. See Example( s )<p>EXAMPLES<p>…

Read the Original Pitch for Thanksgiving, From the Editress Who Created the Holiday

Sarah Josepha Hale imagined a day of Christian celebration.<p>By the time she started pitching Thanksgiving to America, Sarah Josepha Hale knew her …

Intelligence May Stem From a Basic Algorithm in the Human Brain

Theory of Connectivity<p>The human brain is the most sophisticated organ in the human body. The things that the brain can do, and how it does them, have …

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

Unsealing of Christ's Reputed Tomb Turns Up New Revelations

For just 60 hours, researchers had the opportunity to examine the holiest site in Christianity. Here's what they found.<p>Researchers have continued their investigation into the site where the body of Jesus Christ is traditionally believed to have been buried, and their preliminary findings appear to …

How One Man’s Rescue Mission Really Did Change the Course of World War II

This Puppy And Cheetah Cub Are Going To Be Raised As Brothers

Interspecies friends are the best friends.<p>Cullen's role as "companion puppy is to "help Emmett to be more confident and calm as cheetahs are naturally skittish animals," zoo representatives said.<p>This isn't the first time dogs have been used to assist in cheetah conservation. The San Diego Zoo first …

Chicago reporter leaks secret KFC recipe he found in an old Colonel Sanders scrapbook

If the fast food industry had a Wikileaks, this would be it.<p>An intrepid reporter named Jay Jones has found the so-called secret recipe for KFC fried …

DNA Analysis Reveals What Ötzi the Iceman Wore to His Grave

Since 1991, when the 5,300-year-old mummy commonly known as Ötzi was discovered atop a mountain in the Italian Alps, researchers have studied every …

9 Weird Things Your Penis Does

First Poo-Powered Bus Hits the Road in United Kingdom

<b>London:</b> The UK's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into service between Bristol and Bath.<p>Engineers believe the bus could …