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Find out more about the speech that resuscitated Abraham Lincoln’s political career and launched him towards the presidency, 160 years ago today.
Recent excavations of a ship that sank more than 2,000 years ago near the Greek island of Antikythera have yielded some astonishing new discoveries.
Paintings found on limestone cave walls in Indonesia may date back at least 40,000 years, as long as the earliest art found in caves in Western Europe.
On the 150th anniversary of the birth of Louis Lumière, take a look back at the Lumière brothers and their groundbreaking invention, the Cinématographe.
A new study suggests that melatonin, the hormone that regulates our sleep, may have first evolved hundreds of millions of years ago in tiny ocean creatures.
A pair of caryatids–or pillars made of sculpted female figures–found at the massive Greek burial complex may hint at the identity of the tomb’s occupant.
Archeologists excavating the Chapel of St. Morrell in England have uncovered a pair of skeletons that have been holding hands for the past 700 years.
On September 18, Scottish voters will go to the polls to decide the future of their country.
A long-running survey of the landscape around Stonehenge has detected a subterranean network of monuments lurking beneath the prehistoric stone circle.
A new study claims that markings found etched into the wall of a cave in Gibraltar are the work of Neanderthals, the closest extinct relatives of early modern humans.
As part of the U.S. Open’s third annual Military Appreciation Day, the tennis world remembers Joe Hunt, who won a dramatic victory in the 1943 men’s championship.
After analyzing DNA from 1,000-year-old Peruvian skeletons, scientists claim that seals and sea lions were likely the first to bring TB to the ancient Americas.
In a new study, researchers claim that Neanderthals and humans may have lived alongside each other in Europe for as many as 5,000 years.