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An engraving by W.T. Fry (based on a painting) of Mary Stuart, also known as Mary Queen of Scots, circa 1587. An international trio of codebreakers discovered and decrypted letters she wrote during her years in captivity in England. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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3 amateur codebreakers set out to decrypt old letters. They uncovered royal history

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The Library of Congress has acquired the life's work of radio producer Jim Metzner, who has spent decades traveling the world to capture rich soundscapes. While he's honored that they will be archived, he says he wants to make sure people actually listen to them. Library of Congress hide caption

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He spent decades recording soundscapes. Now they're going to the Library of Congress

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