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Greek flags fly beside those of the European Union in Athens. Many people chalk the phrase up to Shakespeare, but its origins likely date back much earlier than that --€” to medieval monks eager for a cop-out. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase

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An untouched chalkboard from 1917 was found behind a classroom wall at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City. Jacob McCleland/KGOU hide caption

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School Scrambles To Preserve Newly Discovered Chalkboards From 1917

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Reverend Jeff Moore blesses a biker at the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club rally in San Jose, Calif. Leila Day/KALW hide caption

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On Steel Horses They Ride — To Honor 19th-Century Cavalries

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The 'Math Guy' Presents 5 Facts About 3.14

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Coins from the Thomas Lockwood Collection were recently found to be rare and priceless. From a description by the University at Buffalo, from top to bottom: A gold aureus of the Roman emperor Otho; a tetradrachm of Athens; a tetradrachm of Alexander the Great; a silver tetradrachm of Syracuse (Sicily); a gold aureus of the emperor Nero; and a gold octodrachm of Arsinoe II." Douglas Levere/University at Buffalo hide caption

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Russian soldiers guard the entrance to the Ukrainian military base in Perevalne, Crimea, last March. Russia was criticized widely internationally after seizing the region. Now Russian lawmakers are considering a bill that says Crimea was illegally given to Ukraine in 1954 and should have been part of Russia all along. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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Until about 30,000 years ago — around the same time these animals were drawn on the walls of France's Chauvet Cave — there were at least five other species of humans on the planet. Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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We Went From Hunter-Gatherers To Space Explorers, But Are We Happier?

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Employees of the U.S. Radium Corp. paint numbers on the faces of wristwatches using dangerous radioactive paint. Dozens of women, known as "radium girls," later died of radium poisoning. One of the last radium girls died this year at 107. Argonne National Laboratory hide caption

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Mae Keane, One Of The Last 'Radium Girls,' Dies At 107

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Mary Mallon, known as "Typhoid Mary," was immune to the typhoid she carried. Working as a cook, she spread the disease in New York and ended up quarantined on Brother Island (above) for more than two decades. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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