History In The Headlines

Category: Science

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Languages Under Siege

After being spoken for 3,000 years, Aramaic, the language of Jesus, could soon be extinct.

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Prehistoric Beaches Hold Key to Understanding Climate Change

Scientists are studying beaches dating to the mid-Pliocene era, some 3 million years ago, in order to predict how high sea levels might rise in the future.

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Piltdown Man Hoax, 100 Years Ago

On its 100th anniversary, mystery still lingers over one of history’s most spectacular scientific hoaxes.

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7 Things You May Not Know About the Nobel Prizes

The Nobel Prizes, awarded annually on the anniversary of founder Alfred Nobel’s death, remain some of the most prestigious awards in the world.

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First Woman to Circle the Globe Honored at Last

Scientists have finally named a species for botanist Jeanne Baret, who disguised herself as a man to become the first woman to circumnavigate the globe.

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Remembering Marie Curie on Her 144th Birthday

Today’s Google Doodle pays homage to the pioneering scientist Marie Curie, who was born 144 years ago on November 7, 1867.

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Remembering Albert Szent-Györgyi

September 16 marks the 118th birthday of Albert Szent-Györgyi, a Hungarian-born physiologist and biochemist who is honored in today’s Google Doodle.

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This Year in History: 2010

As 2011 prepares to make its arrival, we take a look at some of the most exciting and consequential stories from this year in history.