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HITH- North Korea

What You Need to Know About North Korea

Get a primer on the enigmatic nation and why it’s causing a global crisis.

Taxes Facts

6 Things You May Not Know About Taxes

As the IRS filing deadline approaches, take a closer look at the history of U.S. taxes.

Swimming Dinosaur

Dinosaurs Were Strong Swimmers, Study Suggests

Theropod dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus rex held their own in the water, according to new evidence.

Pablo Picasso

8 Things You May Not Know About Picasso

On the 40th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s death, here’s a look at eight surprising facts about the prolific and influential artist.

Thatcher in 2007

Remembering Margaret Thatcher: Slideshow

Explore key events in the life and career of Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday at age 87.

Martin Luther King Jr.

10 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr.

Explore 10 surprising facts about the civil rights leader.

Juan Ponce de León

The Myth of Ponce de León and the Fountain of Youth

On the 500th anniversary of his landing in Florida, find out how Ponce de León’s name became inextricably linked with the Fountain of Youth.

April Fools' Hoaxes

8 Zany April Fools’ Day Hoaxes

From spaghetti trees to a Nixon comeback, check out some of history’s most elaborate April Fools’ Day pranks.

First Family and Visiting Children Roll Eggs in 2009

The White House Easter Egg Roll Turns 135: Slideshow

Find out about the history of the White House Easter Egg Roll and check out photos from its early years to today.

shroud-of-turin-age

Shroud of Turin Not a Medieval Forgery, According to New Book

A scientific analysis has yielded a new age for the Shroud of Turin, contradicting claims that the relic is a fake.

Mummification

Ancient Egyptian Mummification Practices Revisited by New Study

A new study casts doubt on ancient historians’ descriptions of the mummification process.

Great Flood

The Superstorm That Flooded America 100 Years Ago

On the 100th anniversary of the Great Flood of 1913, take a look back at the most widespread disaster in American history.

Gettysburg Address Facts

Seven Score and 10 Years Ago: The Gettysburg Address

As the speech’s 150th anniversary approaches, here’s a look at eight surprising facts about the Gettysburg Address.