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The True Origins of Dreadlocks

In this video by Broadly, we talk about the tradition that goes as far back as 2500 BC.
Broadly Staff
21 hours ago
Travel

The True Story of How a Sydney Road Sign Ended Up In Lebanon

What kind of legend steals a sign, flies it across the planet, then bolts it to a power pole in a remote village in Lebanon?
Marty Smiley
2.13.19
history

Ching Shih, the Cantonese Sex Worker Who Became China's Most Feared Pirate

In the early 1800s, Ching Shih was the mastermind behind a floating criminal empire made up of more than 40,000 ships.
Anita Sarkeesian
Ebony Adams
2.6.19
china

Chinese Cave Graffiti Contains 500 Years of Climate Data

For the first time, researchers find a direct link between historical cave inscriptions and geochemical records.
Emiko Jozuka
2.3.19
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How Comfort Women in Indonesia Used Tattoos to Escape Rape

During World War II, a group of local women in the tiny island of Timor heavily tattooed themselves in a bid to avoid sexual slavery
VICE Staff
12.28.18
Culture

Inside an Early 1900s Attempt to Catalogue all of the Information on Earth

The Mundaneum is more than an antiquated indexing system. It's an ahead-of-its-time testament to the power of information.
Justin Caffier
12.28.18
Culture

From Fuzz Boxes to AI

Six decades of psychedelics and music in harmony.
Angus Harrison
12.26.18
Culture

Meet Christmas Goddess Perchta, a Belly-Slitting, Half-Woman Demon

If you were naughty, Perchta would enter your home while you slept, disembowel you, and stuff the cavity with rocks.
Mary McGill
12.26.18
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How to Make Coffee Like One Shop Owner Did In 1940s Vietnam

Skip the milk and reach for the eggs.
VICE Staff
12.19.18
Drugs

The World's First-Ever Acid Trip Actually Kinda Sucked

A deep dive into Albert Hofmann's personal archives sheds startling new light on a signature moment at the dawn of the psychedelic era.
Mike Jay
12.15.18
future

We Asked 105 Experts What Scares and Inspires Them Most About the Future

Climate change, extremism, and artificial intelligence were among the top fears, and young people, technology, and equality were among the top hopes.
Becky Ferreira
12.6.18
history

How South Africa Shaped Gandhi

The revolutionary spark was first ignited far from India.
Adam Bloodworth
12.1.18
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