What’s the Real History of Black Friday?
November 24, 2015

The retail bonanza known as Black Friday is now an integral part of many Thanksgiving celebrations, but this holiday tradition has darker roots than you might imagine. Read More

Did Florida Host the First Thanksgiving?
November 23, 2015

More than 50 years before the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Spanish colonists in Florida feasted with Native Americans in what some call the first Thanksgiving. Read More

Remembering the Apollo 8 Christmas Eve Broadcast
November 23, 2015

On Christmas Eve 1968, Apollo 8’s astronauts captivated the world with a live broadcast from lunar orbit. Read More

Relatives Bid to Finish Ill-Fated Shackleton Expedition
November 20, 2015

A century after Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated expedition, descendants of one crewmember hope to complete the family’s “unfinished business” and trek to the South Pole. Read More

Historians Examine Treasure Trove of 17th-Century Letters
November 19, 2015

Thousands of letters, many still unopened, have been discovered packed into a leather trunk in the Netherlands, where they had remained for more than 300 years. Read More

DNA in Tooth Yields New Insight Into Ancient Human Cousin
November 18, 2015

DNA analysis of a single fossilized tooth found in a Siberian cave has given scientists new insight into a recently discovered hominid group, known as the Denisovans. Read More

Anne Frank’s Diary Now Has Co-Author, Extended Copyright
November 17, 2015

A decision to add Anne Frank’s father as a co-author on her famous diary in order to extend its European copyright is stirring considerable controversy. Read More

DNA From Inca Child Mummy Reveals Early Genetic Diversity
November 16, 2015

By analyzing the DNA of an Inca boy sacrificed to the gods more than 500 years ago, researchers have found evidence of the genetic diversity that predated the Spanish conquest. Read More

How South America Became a Nazi Haven
November 13, 2015

Find out how and why South America became a safe haven for thousands of former Nazi party members and SS officers after World War II. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About Elizabeth Cady Stanton
November 12, 2015

Brash, uncompromising and fiercely intelligent, Elizabeth Cady Stanton spent more than 50 years as one of the leading voices of the American women’s rights movement. On the bicentennial of her birth, learn nine fascinating facts about the woman Susan B. Anthony called “the philosopher and statesman of our movement.” Read More