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Remembering Richie Havens: Ten Things You May Not Know About Woodstock

As we remember this music legend, check out some surprising facts about this iconic event.

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Dinosaur Egg Study Suggests New Evolutionary Link With Birds

A new study of fossilized dinosaur eggs provides evidence of similarities between the nesting behaviors of dinosaurs and their closest living relatives – birds.

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New Super-Earths May Support Life

NASA announces the discovery of seven new distant planets, three of which may be able to support life.

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The Court-Martial of Paul Revere

Four years after Paul Revere’s midnight ride, a military disaster left the famous patriot under arrest and facing charges of insubordination and cowardice.

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Ancient Ritual Bath Unearthed in Jerusalem

Archaeologists in Jerusalem recently uncovered a 2,000-year-old ritual bath during a road excavation project.

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King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, 50 Years Later

On its 50th anniversary, take a look back at a seminal text of the Civil Rights Movement.

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What You Need to Know About North Korea

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

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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.

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Dinosaurs Were Strong Swimmers, Study Suggests

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

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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.

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Remembering Margaret Thatcher: Slideshow

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

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

Explore 10 surprising facts about the civil rights leader.

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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.