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From Child Star to Diplomat: Remembering Shirley Temple Black

After becoming history’s most famous child movie star during the Depression era, Shirley Temple Black (1928-2014) reinvented herself as an accomplished diplomat.

Slides from the US 1918 Flu Pandemic (Credit: Karen Kasmauski/Science Faction/Corbis)

China Epicenter of 1918 Flu Pandemic, Historian Says

According to new research by a Canadian historian, the 1918 flu outbreak that killed 50 million people originated in China.

The Beatles arrive at New York's JFK airport on February 7, 1964. (Credit: Getty Images)

Beatlemania Sweeps the United States, 50 Years Ago

As we mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first visit to the United States, take a look back at how the Fab Four conquered American pop culture.

Illustration of ski jumping event at 1924 Winter Olympics (Credit: Getty Images)

The First Winter Olympics

As the XXII Winter Olympics open in Sochi, Russia, look back at the humble origins of the Winter Games 90 years ago.

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Pompeii-like Eruptions Killed Animals in Ancient China

Scientists think animals buried in a 120 million-year-old Chinese graveyard were killed instantly by volcanic eruptions similar to the one that destroyed Pompeii.

Phytosaur skull discovered by Texas Tech University in 2001. (Credit: Texas Tech University/Bill Mueller)

Prehistoric Crocodile-Like Species Discovered in Texas

Texas Tech University scientists have unearthed evidence of a previously unknown species of ancient crocodile-like creatures.

One of the Land's End "archaeobunnies" (Credit: David Chapman Photography for Land's End Landmark)

Rabbits Unearth Ancient Treasures at English Landmark

Look out Indiana Jones. A family of burrowing rabbits, not a team of archaeologists, has discovered a trove of Bronze Age artifacts in England.

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11 Things You May Not Know About Jackie Robinson

On the 95th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s birth, explore little-known facts about the man who integrated baseball.

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Ancient Teeth Help Scientists Decode Plague

Though caused by the same pathogen, the deadly Plague of Justinian appears to have emerged separately from later plagues such as the Black Death.

Ferdinand Porsche's P1 model car.

Ferdinand Porsche’s First Car Was Electric

The first car designed and built by Ferdinand Porsche—an electric vehicle from 1898—was recently uncovered in an Austrian garage after more than a century.

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How Old is the Grand Canyon? That Depends, Scientists Say

New research published this weekend provides the latest fodder for a long-standing debate over when the majestic Grand Canyon was actually formed.

Recently discovered pictures adorn the tombs the Abydos Dynasty.

Unknown Pharaoh’s Remains Identified in Egypt

The remains of a previously unidentified pharaoh dating back some 3,600 years provides valuable new evidence of a forgotten Egyptian dynasty.

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Probable Royal Pelvic Bone Found in Museum Storage

British researchers have uncovered what may be King Alfred the Great’s pelvic bone.