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British scientists have uncovered a secret at the heart of ancient Egypt’s large cache of animal mummies—many of them contain no animal remains at all.
On the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, we take a look back at how five different countries greeted the end of World War II in Europe.
With the nation reeling in the days after Abraham Lincoln’s death, a massive manhunt went into effect for John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators.
At 2:13 p.m. on April 11, 1970, Apollo 13 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, embarking on what was supposed to be the third space mission to land on the Moon.
As Washington celebrated the expected end to the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln delivered what would be his last public address from a White House balcony.
The remains of six Japanese soldiers killed during battle on the island of Peleliu in 1944 have been discovered after being sealed in a cave for 70 years.
An Italian researcher has concluded that a painting some have called the ancient Egyptian equivalent of DaVinci’s “Mona Lisa” is probably a fake.
British researchers report that a 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections may hold the key to wiping out the antibiotic-resistant superbug MRSA.
Shards of Egyptian-style ceramic vessels used to brew beer some 5,000 years ago have been discovered buried under a construction site in the heart of Tel Aviv.
In the past week, scientists have announced the discovery of a human-sized salamander and a giant “butcher” crocodile, both of which lived some 230 million years ago.
Discovered more than a century ago in a Swedish grave, a ring bearing an Arabic inscription confirms contact between the Vikings and the Islamic world.
A team of Spanish researchers believes it has found the long-lost remains of Miguel de Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote,” beneath a Madrid convent.