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Every summer, groups of hunters head to the remote, uninhabited New Siberian islands in search of the elusive “white gold”—a perfectly formed tusk of a woolly mammoth—hidden in the thawing Arctic permafrost. They are not only exploring the furthest reaches of the Arctic Ocean, ...read more
When picturing medieval European warfare, we usually focus on the knights—glamorous aristocratic warriors fighting with sword and lance. But while these weapons were important, medieval warriors thrashed their opponents with an array of brutal instruments. A weapon’s popularity ...read more
“And now ladies and gentlemen, here’s one of the great legends of Hollywood. She’s back with us tonight—Miss Snow White!” It was 1989 and the Oscars were just getting started. Instead of being greeted by a host, an unknown actress dressed as Snow White kicked off an 11-minute ...read more