AUTHOR: Sarah Pruitt
Scientists Say They Could Bring Back Woolly Mammoths Within Two Years
February 17, 2017

A team of scientists working on the “de-extinction” of the woolly mammoth say they are on the brink of resurrecting the prehistoric species, in a revised form. Read More

That Time Winston Churchill Wrote About Aliens
February 16, 2017

How did Winston Churchill distract himself from the impending threat of Nazi Germany in 1939? According to a recently-discovered essay, he wrote about extraterrestrials. Read More

After 60 Years, Archaeologists Find New Dead Sea Scrolls Cave
February 15, 2017

Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a 12th cave associated with the famed ancient Dead Sea Scrolls, the first such site to be excavated since 1956. Read More

George Washington and the Slave Who Got Away
February 8, 2017

In 1796, a 22-year-old slave woman named Ona Judge fled President George Washington’s household for a life of freedom in New Hampshire. Read More

New Book Sheds Light on the Murder of Emmett Till
February 3, 2017

In light of a new revelation about the lynching of Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955, we take a look back at the case and its impact on the growing civil rights movement. Read More

The Man Behind Black History Month
February 2, 2017

Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) dedicated his life to educating African Americans about the achievements and contributions of their ancestors. Read More

Scientists Say Lost Ancient Continent Lies Beneath Island in Indian Ocean
February 1, 2017

A new study suggests the prehistoric continent of Mauritia, once nestled between India and Madagascar, now lies scattered into pieces on the ocean floor. Read More

You’ll Never Guess What Our Oldest Known Ancestor Looked Like
January 31, 2017

Fossils found in China have given scientists a glimpse of what may be the earliest known human ancestor, a microscopic sea creature that lived some 540 million years ago. Read More

Lost Dark Age Kingdom Discovered in Scotland
January 26, 2017

Archaeologists believe they have discovered the early medieval kingdom of Rheged, the location of which has remained a mystery for some 1,400 years. Read More

What Caused the Maya Collapse? Archaeologists Uncover New Clues
January 25, 2017

Archaeologists excavating ruins in Guatemala have unearthed new clues that may help solve the enduring mystery of why the Maya civilization collapsed. Read More