AUTHOR: Sarah Pruitt
Archaeologists Find New Clues to “Lost Colony” Mystery
August 10, 2015

Ongoing excavations at two sites in North Carolina have yielded new clues about what may have happened to the English settlers who vanished from Roanoke Island around 1590. Read More

NASA Displays Challenger and Columbia Wreckage
August 3, 2015

For the first time, the public can now view debris from the Challenger and Columbia space shuttles, along with poignant personal mementoes representing the astronauts. Read More

Archaeologists Excavate Graves of Jamestown’s Leaders
July 30, 2015

Inside the ruins of a church built in 1608, archaeologists have uncovered the remains of four men who helped found the first permanent English settlement in the New World. Read More

Peru Plans First Contact with Isolated Amazonian Tribe
July 28, 2015

In a controversial decision, the Peruvian government is planning to make contact for the first time with the Mashco Piro, a tribe living in the Amazon jungle. Read More

NASA Space Probe Makes Historic Pluto Flyby
July 15, 2015

After a journey of nine years and some 3 billion miles, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by the dwarf planet Pluto and its five moons yesterday morning. Read More

The French Revolution: Fact or Fiction?
July 14, 2015

In honor of Bastille Day, explore some well-known “facts” about the French Revolution—some of which may not be so factual after all. Read More

Who was Stand Watie?
July 13, 2015

One hundred fifty years ago, the controversial Native American chief Stand Watie—the last remaining Confederate general in the field during the Civil War—surrendered his army. Read More

Treasures From Spanish Galleon Sunk in 1622 Set For Auction
July 13, 2015

Part of the large cache of treasure recovered from the wreck of a 400-year-old Spanish galleon near the Florida Keys will go on auction early next month. Read More

Harper Lee Publishes First Novel in 55 Years
July 13, 2015

Amid heated controversy, Harper Lee’s much-anticipated second novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” is being released tomorrow, 55 years after “To Kill a Mockingbird” became a sensation. Read More

One Mystery of a Famous Kiss is Solved…Thanks to Physics
July 9, 2015

A physicist and his colleagues used scientific analysis to pinpoint exactly when photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt snapped his iconic photo “V-J Day in Times Square.” Read More