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No Kiddin': Iceland Really Has a Penis Museum

Bob Schulman | Posted 12.06.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Some visitors try to keep a straight face, some giggle and some aren't sure how to act as they browse around a museum in Iceland displaying hundreds o...

The Vikings' Magnificent Flying Machine

Petra Perkins | Posted 08.17.2016 | Science
Petra Perkins

Like the medieval Vikings, these were curious explorers and capable conquerors, but mostly they were inventors. They were "imagineers" - designers of gadgets, experiments, solutions. They invented the Viking spaceship to sail and land in unknown realms.

Tiny Pet Fish Gets Epic Viking Send-Off

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.08.2016 | Weird News

A tiny fish recently got a big funeral -- an elaborate Viking send-off, complete with wooden ship and burning pyre. Laura Psutka’s pet fish was tru...

Possible Viking Find Could Rewrite North American History

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.05.2016 | Science

A team of archaeologists say they’ve made a potentially “seismic” discovery in Canada that could “rewrite the history of Vikings in the New Wo...

It's Time To Quit The Rat Race And Become A Freakin' Viking

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 12.19.2015 | Weird News

Are you beginning to deeply resent your boring job and annoying family? Are you drawn to the call of the open ocean? Do you have absolutely nothing go...

The Muse and Her Director: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sanjay Gupta Talk 'Jazbaa'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.08.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In Cannes this year, the actress was there to promote her upcoming film Jazbaa, the feature directorial debut for Bollywood mega producer Sanjay Gupta, and her return to acting after a five-year hiatus.

Don't Throw Momma From the Boat: How I Survived a Danube River Cruise

Natalie Compagno | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

I am watching the season finale of "Downton Abbey" when my Mom calls to say that she wants to go on a Danube river cruise. Of course she does. It's Pavlovian, the Viking Cruises ad runs before each episode and the bells ring for the servants to attend to the aristocrats of the manor.

The Best of the Best Books Lists

Carole DeSanti | Posted 03.02.2014 | Books
Carole DeSanti

Every year, as an editor, reader and writer, I wish for a cool hand, or the hand of history, to lay alongside these best-ofs and favorites.

Medieval 'Thing' Site Discovered Beneath Parking Lot

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 10.24.2013 | Science

A Viking parliamentary site that dates to the 11th century has been found beneath a parking lot in Scotland. The site, located in the town of Dingwal...

Dirty 'Nose Ring' Turns Out To Be Rare Viking Treasure

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.12.2013 | Science

Sometimes it's better not to listen to your wife -- at least when she tells you to throw away that dirt-encrusted thingy you found outside. A silv...

Women's History Month Spotlight: Advice From the 19th Century, on Loneliness and Doubt, Horses, Vacuum Cleaners and the Nature of Time

Carole DeSanti | Posted 05.28.2013 | Books
Carole DeSanti

In honor of women's history month and to celebrate the paperback publication of The Unruly Passions of Eugénie R., I arranged an interview with Eugénie R. herself (heretofore known only as my fictional character) to find out how this 19th century woman feels about our 21st century world.

PHOTOS: Exploring The Viking World

Posted 03.13.2013 | Travel

With the recent discovery of the supposedly mythical sunstone that may have helped them navigate the northern waters of the Atlantic Ocean, a major vi...

WATCH: Eating Rotten Shark With A Viking

Richard Wiese | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel
Richard Wiese

I'm no food critic, but imagine eating the contents of a bait box left out in the sun for days. That's what it tasted like.

New Study Reveals Who Brought Mice To America

| Posted 03.19.2012 | Science

Four-legged stowaways hitched a ride aboard the wooden 10th- and 11th-century Viking ships that braved the northern seas. The probably numerous passen...

Easy Reader: Kellow's Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark Throws Radiant Light on the Renowned Movie Critic

David Finkle | Posted 12.28.2011 | Books
David Finkle

The only fan letter I ever wrote to a public figure -- other than to child star Bobby Driscoll when I was a child -- went to the then New Yorker movie critic Pauline Kael.

"Three Cups Of Tea" Publisher Questioning Book's Accuracy Too? | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books

Viking, the publisher of “Three Cups of Tea,” said in a statement on Monday that it would review the book and its contents with the author, Greg M...

Mortenson's 'Three Cups Of Tea' Under fire from ‘60 Minutes': Author Denies Allegations

Los Angeles Times | Mortenson Under Fire From ‘60 Minutes’ — Bozeman Philanthropist Denies Allegations | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books

Bestselling author Greg Mortenson has issued a written response to a "60 Minutes" report calling into question his philanthropic practices and his exp...

2010 NFL Week 16 Picks

Elizabeth Engel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elizabeth Engel

Home stretch! Literally. The Eagles play their last two games at the Linc, hosting the Vikings this week and the Cowboys next. So now we're on to wil...

So You Thought the Vikings Were Gone?

Judie Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

In the bosom of a fjord, under a sky of cotton ball clouds, 500 authentically Viking-clad reenactors from 20 nations bring the Vikings back to life.

Le Carré Moves to Viking

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bestselling author John le Carré has switched houses....