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A Spiky History of the Mohawk

Humans have sported eccentric hairstyles for millennia, and mohawks have almost always been one of them. Case in point: In 2003, numerous 2,300-year-old bodies were…

Two Pittsburgh Tough Guys Made MMA Safe for Everyone But Themselves

To hear the media talk about it today, MMA was born when the first UFC tournament was held in 1993 and came of age after…

How Good Is 1,000-Year-Old Coke?

A new research paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that archaeologists working in Bolivia recently found a “ritual bundle”…

The Machiavellian Matriarch Who Shadow-Ruled France Through Her Husband, Sons and a Flying Squadron of Spies

Welcome to Bad Moms. This Mother’s Day, as we celebrate the beautiful angels kind enough to raise our sorry asses, we’re profiling five of the most…