Letter Written By A “Possessed” Nun

Over 340 years later, scientists have finally deciphered this rambling message using a decryption program they came across on the deep web. The letter was supposedly written by Sister Maria Crocifissa della Concezione at the Monastery of Palma di Montechiaro in the early hours of August 11, 1676. Learn more: Letter Written By A “Possessed” […]

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Science Museum vs The Natural History Museum

London has two of the most glorious and wonderful museums the world has ever seen: the Natural History Museum – full of dinosaurs and volcanoes – and the Science Museum, full of bright lights, rockets and shiny things. It’s difficult to say which is best, but a Twitter user @Bednarz decided to ask them anyway. […]

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Three Family Members Die After Falling Into Acid-Belching Volcanic Crater

When it comes to volcanoes, most people worry about a pyroclastic flow from a supereruption, or an outpouring of lava, taking them out. Unfortunately, it’s the more subtle elements of a volcanic system, like mobile gases and vapors, that many more people should be wary of. As a particularly grim case in point, three members […]

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4,300-Year-Old Statue Head Depicts Mystery Pharaoh

This sculpture of an Egyptian pharaoh was found in the ancient city of Hazor in Israel. It was constructed around 4,300 years ago, at a time when pyramids were being built in Egypt, and was smashed apart when Hazor was destroyed around 3,300 years ago. Discover more: 4,300-Year-Old Statue Head Depicts Mystery Pharaoh

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Ancient Action Figures

Military brats of ancient Rome probably played soldier to pass the time. That’s according to new evidence from Vindolanda, a fort found just south of Hadrian’s Wall. Discover more: Ancient Action Figures

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Scientist Slams Climate Change Deniers In Brilliant Viral Post

The overwhelming consensus on climate change in the scientific community is that it’s real, and it’s man-made. The most commonly-cited figure is that 97.1 percent of scientific studies support the view that climate change is caused by humans. Even though this is an overwhelming consensus, it has still left room for climate-change deniers to claim […]

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Buried Viking Warrior Was Actually A Woman

The recent study set out to confirm the sex of the body found near the village of Birka in Sweden. The individual was buried in a warrior grave that dated back to the Viking age, around mid-10th century, and contained a wealth of relics related to war, such as a sword, an axe, a spear, […]

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Ancient Mummy Has Oldest Known Case Of Liver Parasites

Most of the time, doctors know what’s best for you. But nearly 400 years ago, this may not have been quite so clear cut. An autopsy of a 17th-century mummy discovered in a tomb in South Korea has revealed the earliest known case of liver parasites in a human, and he may well have been […]

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Dr. HH Holmes

Dr HH Holmes was perhaps one of America’s first ever serial killers. Around the 1890s, this rogue pharmacist lured dozens of people to his “Murder Castle”, toyed around with them like the guy from Saw, killed them, then toyed around with their bodies some more. What a charmer. Like most serial killers, his life and […]

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The Maximum Human Lifespan

If you’re after eternal life, you better start searching for the philosopher’s stone because science says we’ve hit our natural limit. New research led by Dutch statisticians backs up previous research that puts the maximum human lifespan at 115 years. Learn more: The Maximum Human Lifespan

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