AUTHOR: Sarah Pruitt
The First Foreign-Born First Lady: Louisa Catherine Adams
January 13, 2017

Fluent in French and favored by the grandest courts in Europe, the London-born Louisa Catherine Adams played a key role in the election of her husband, John Quincy Adams, in 1824. Read More

800-Year-Old Skeleton Yields Genome of Deadly Infection
January 11, 2017

Researchers have mapped the DNA of an ancient bacterial infection that killed a pregnant woman living outside the ancient city of Troy in the final years of the Byzantine Empire. Read More

A History of the Presidential Farewell Address
January 10, 2017

Take a look back at the history of presidential goodbyes over the years. Read More

Experts Stunned By CT Scan of Tiny Mummy
January 9, 2017

When medical experts recently scanned a tiny Egyptian mummy—thought to contain the remains of a hawk—they were shocked to discover it was actually a mummified human baby. Read More

The History of the Electoral College Debate
December 13, 2016

Debate over the system used to choose the president and vice president of the United States is as old as the U.S. Constitution itself. Read More

Archaeologists Identify Mummified Legs as Queen Nefertari’s
December 8, 2016

Archaeologists say a pair of dismembered, mummified legs found inside an ancient Egyptian tomb are most likely those of the famed Queen Nefertari, consort of King Ramses II. Read More

The Birth of SEAL Team Six
December 2, 2016

Explore the (mostly) secret history of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, aka SEAL Team Six. Read More

After Pearl Harbor: The Race to Save the U.S. Fleet
December 1, 2016

The Japanese attack caught the U.S. Navy off guard but ultimately failed to cripple its war effort at sea, thanks to a massive salvage effort that began almost as soon as the smoke cleared. Read More

Heroes of Pearl Harbor: George Welch and Kenneth Taylor
November 28, 2016

During the attack on Pearl Harbor, U.S. pilots George Welch and Kenneth Taylor managed to get airborne under fire—twice—and shot down at least six Japanese planes between them. Read More

Inside the Drug Use That Fueled Nazi Germany
November 21, 2016

An explosive bestseller mined the records of Adolf Hitler’s personal doctor, among other sources, to uncover details of the long-rumored drug use by many in the Nazi regime. Read More