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DNA could unlock ‘Elephant Man’ mystery

Scientists are planning to extract DNA from Joseph Merrick’s skeleton in an attempt to diagnose him. It has been over a century since Merrick died age…

10 Non–Rock Stars Who Died at the Tragically Young Age of 27

© Laurence Baker/Corbis On Saturday, Amy Winehouse passed away and became the latest member of Club 27—an exclusive club you don’t want to be in. Club 27 is headlined by musicians Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Brian Jones, who all died of a drug overdose, suicide, or accident at that young age. [...]