Pregnancy Plus Another

A woman has recently told her story of becoming pregnant whilst already pregnant, resulting in her giving birth to two children who were not conceived at the same time and had different sets of parents. Full story: Pregnancy Plus Another

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Shugborough Inscription

A monument, known as the Shugborough Inscription, attached to a large manor house in England displays a riddle that has yet to be solved. On the grounds of Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire is a monument depicting a replica of Nicolas Poussin’s masterpiece “The Shepherds of Arcadia.” Learn more: Shugborough Inscription

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Beale Treasure

The Beale ciphers, also referred to as the Beale Papers, are a set of three ciphertexts, one of which allegedly states the location of a buried treasure of gold, silver and jewels estimated to be worth over US$43 million as of January 2017. Comprising three ciphertexts, the first (unsolved) text describes the location, the second […]

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Enormous Boat Containing Bones

Archaeologists believe they might have stumbled across a Viking boat along with some skeletal remains lying beneath a market square in Norway. The discovery was made this week in the coastal city of Trondheim by researchers from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU). While all of the structure’s wood had biodegraded over the […]

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Scott’s Antarctic Expedition

More than a century after it occurred, the tragedy of Robert Scott’s expedition to the South Pole remains Antarctica’s most famous story. It’s sad fate is usually attributed to a combination of bad luck and blundering. However, previously unstudied expedition documents lend weight to a different theory; that Scott and his men died because of […]

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Tomb Of Santa Claus

Spoiler alert to all the kids out there: Santa Claus isn’t real, which is a shame because unlike most imaginary beings, this one gives you presents once a year. He was, however, based on Saint Nicholas, a man that lived during the fourth century who did indeed have a habit of handing out gifts to […]

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500-Year-Old Navigational Instrument

After having sat buried in sand at the bottom of the sea off the Arabian Peninsula for over half a millennium, researchers have revealed what they believe to be one of the oldest navigational tools of its kind. The astonishingly rare mariner’s astrolabe would have once helped legendary Portuguese explorers navigate the treacherous trade route […]

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Scientific Paper Titles

Science is often accused of being quite dry in terms of its language. This makes sense, to be fair – clear text without any purple prose is needed to convey the factual information as precisely and as understandable as possible. Every now and then, however, researchers rebel, and nowhere is this more evident than in […]

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Keep Your Password Safe

Your password shouldn’t be an easy guess, yet the word itself is the most common password used, according to the tech team at online electrical retailer AO.com. It’s vital that we remain careful to help protect personal details like emails, banking information, and personal content. So exactly where are most of us slipping up? Well, […]

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NYC in 2030

As one of the most populous coastal cities on Earth, climate studies attempting to predict the future of New York City are plentiful – and few have anything optimistic to say. The latest, found in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, adopts a similarly dire theme as it reveals that the city will […]

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