Monday, September 5, 2016

Staff Picks: Our Favorite Stories of 2016 (So Far)

 
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How Tuberculosis Shaped Victorian Fashion
 
How Tuberculosis Shaped Victorian Fashion
 
 
A Photographic Tour of the Wonders That World's Fairs Leave Behind
 
A Photographic Tour of the Wonders That World's Fairs Leave Behind
 
 
Inside America's Auschwitz
 
Inside America’s Auschwitz
 
 
How You Wound Up Playing <em>The Oregon Trail</em> in Computer Class
 
How You Wound Up Playing The Oregon Trail in Computer Class
 
 
Inventing the Beach: The Unnatural History of a Natural Place
 
Inventing the Beach: The Unnatural History of a Natural Place
 
 
The Secret History of the Girl Detective
 
The Secret History of the Girl Detective
 
 
Mysterious Martian "Cauliflower" May Be the Latest Hint of Alien Life
 
Mysterious Martian "Cauliflower" May Be the Latest Hint of Alien Life
 
 
How 43 Giant, Crumbling Presidential Heads Ended Up in a Virginia Field
 
How 43 Giant, Crumbling Presidential Heads Ended Up in a Virginia Field
 
 
When Shirley Chisholm Ran for President, Few Would Say: "I'm With Her"
 
When Shirley Chisholm Ran for President, Few Would Say: "I'm With Her"
 
 
The Unusual Origins of Pink Lemonade
 
The Unusual Origins of Pink Lemonade
 
 
The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower. Twice.
 
The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower. Twice.
 
 
A Long-Lost Manuscript Contains a Searing Eyewitness Account of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921
 
A Long-Lost Manuscript Contains a Searing Eyewitness Account of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921
 
 
The History of the United States' First Refugee Crisis
 
The History of the United States’ First Refugee Crisis
 
 
A Radioactive Cold War Military Base Will Soon Emerge From Greenland's Melting Ice
 
A Radioactive Cold War Military Base Will Soon Emerge From Greenland’s Melting Ice
 
 
The Sleepy Japanese Town Built Inside an Active Volcano
 
The Sleepy Japanese Town Built Inside an Active Volcano
 
 
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In 1698, Peter the Great imposed a beard tax in an effort to westernize Russian nobility. The Russian ruler wasn't the first to implement such a task—records indicate Henry VIII taxed beards in the 16th century, as well. Find out why a British barber is calling for a new tax on face fuzz today.
 
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