10 Words and Phrases Popularized by Presidents
February 12, 2016

On Presidents' Day, check out 10 common words and phrases you may be surprised to learn were coined or popularized by U.S. presidents. Read More

The Birth of Lincoln Logs
February 12, 2016

Learn how the iconic children’s toy bearing the Great Emancipator’s name was born. Read More

7 Historical Figures Posthumously Diagnosed with Illnesses
February 11, 2016

From Michelangelo’s arthritis to Abraham Lincoln’s depression, learn the stories behind seven historical figures who may have suffered from undiagnosed physical ailments. Read More

Remembering “Roots”
February 11, 2016

Nearly 40 years after the premiere of “Roots” captivated the nation, take a look back at the cultural phenomenon and its lasting legacy. Read More

1,500-Year-Old “Little Ice Age” May Have Altered the Course of History
February 10, 2016

A new study has proposed a link between a 1,500-year-old global cooling event and a period of prolonged social strife that included plagues, famine and the collapse of empires. Read More

Wyoming’s Cold War-Era Nuclear Missile Site to Become Tourist Attraction
February 9, 2016

Visitors will soon be able to tour a former missile alert facility in Wyoming that housed the nation’s most powerful nuclear weapons during the Cold War. Read More

Archaeologists Uncover Rare Egyptian Funerary Boat Near Pyramid
February 8, 2016

A team of Czech archaeologists has discovered a well-preserved Egyptian funerary boat dating back some 4,500 years buried in the sand near the Abusir pyramids. Read More

New DNA Techniques Help Scientists Find Origins of African Slaves
February 5, 2016

Thanks to advances in genetic technology, scientists are using DNA from long-buried human remains to trace the origins of African slaves brought to the New World. Read More

2,000-Year-Old Roman Pyramid Gets a Makeover
February 4, 2016

Archaeologists hope the Pyramid of Cestius, built in Rome early in the first century B.C., will attract more visitors after an extensive restoration partially funded by a Japanese clothing tycoon. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the First Super Bowl
February 4, 2016

The first Super Bowl wasn’t exactly super. Explore 10 ways in which the hastily arranged first Super Bowl differed from today’s modern-day sporting spectacle. Read More