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U.S. Air Force Closes the Book on UFOs, 45 Years Ago

Forty-five years after the U.S. Air Force terminated its investigation into “Unidentified Flying Objects,” take a look back at the government response to the flying saucer hysteria of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

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8 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of the Bulge

Seventy years after the start of Nazi Germany’s last gasp attack at the Battle of the Bulge, learn eight surprising facts about the fight Winston Churchill called “undoubtedly the greatest American battle” of World War II.

SS City of Rio De Janeiro (Credit: Mystic Seaport)

Found: San Francisco’s Deadliest Shipwreck

The so-called “Titanic of the Golden Gate” has laid covered in mud for over a century.

Officials work to remove the time capsule from the cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House (Credit: Elise Amendola/AP)

Time Capsule Buried by Paul Revere and Sam Adams Discovered in Boston

Workers fixing a leak at the Massachusetts State House in Boston unearthed a time capsule placed in the building’s cornerstone more than two centuries ago.

Artist's interpretation of Aquilops americanus (Credit: Brian Engh/Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology)

Paleontologists Identify North America’s Oldest Horned Dinosaur

According to new research, the oldest horned dinosaur ever found in North America lived around 107 million years ago, in what is now southern Montana.

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Women Also Set Sail on Viking Voyages, Study Shows

Newly released DNA evidence suggests that Norse women also took to the seas to help settle new lands.

Members of the Israel Antiquities Authority investigate damage at the Cave of the Skulls. (Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority)

Gang of Robbers Nabbed While Looting Ancient Cave in Israel

Six men caught looting historical artifacts from an ancient desert cave in Israel last weekend may have been searching for undiscovered Dead Sea Scrolls.

A skeleton uncovered at Roman burial site, with shackle around its neck. (Credit: Frederic Metenier/Inrap)

Shackled Skeletons Unearthed at Roman Necropolis in France

Archaeologists discovered a group of shackled skeletons in an ancient Roman burial ground in southwestern France, near the site of long-ago gladiatorial battles.

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10 Things You May Not Know About George Armstrong Custer

On the 175th anniversary of George Armstrong Custer’s birth, explore 10 surprising facts about the controversial general killed at Little Bighorn.

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Ability to Digest Alcohol Played Key Role in Human Evolution

Researchers have found that human ancestors developed the ability to digest alcohol around 10 million years ago—and it may have been key to their survival.

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New Richard III Mystery Comes to Light

In analyzing the newly found remains of Richard III, geneticists have uncovered evidence of adultery among at least one of his relatives.

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The Truth About Poland’s “Vampire” Burials

A new study finds that men and women buried as vampires in 17th and 18th century Poland were not—as previously believed—immigrants to the region.

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One of Shakespeare’s Rare First Folios Discovered in French Library

Librarians in the town of St.-Omer, France, recently discovered a first folio of William Shakespeare’s plays, which are among the rarest books in the world.