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Strange Science: Reassessing Viking Burials

A team of scientists has been reassessing Viking burials from the settlement of Birka in east-central Sweden, and in doing so, have determined that one of the Viking warriors buried there was a high-status female warrior. Thanks to osteology and … Continue reading

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Mr. Merkel’s Mug

An essay by Jeff Phillips, as provided by Jarod K. Anderson Art by Luke Spooner Frank Merkel was the CEO, and his coffee mug wasn’t made of ceramic or metal or plastic. I could see the sutures where the bone plates had … Continue reading

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