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Vatican Facts

10 Things You May Not Know About the Vatican

As cardinals begin their conclave at the Vatican to elect a new pope, explore 10 things you may not know about the seat of the Catholic Church.

Papal Conclave

8 Things You May Not Know About the Papal Conclave

As cardinals gather in Rome to elect a new pontiff, take a glimpse inside the famously secretive papal conclave.

Viking Sunstone

Evidence of Fabled Viking Navigational Tool Found

A discovery from the wreckage of a 16th-century ship may finally prove that the Vikings’ legendary “sunstones” really existed.

Newspapers Announcing the Death of Hugo Chávez

The Life of Hugo Chávez: Slideshow

As Venezuela prepares for his state funeral on Friday, find out more about Hugo Chávez’s rise to power and 14 years in office.

Arctic Camel

Giant Ancient Camel Roamed the Arctic

A cold-weather camel that lived 3.5 million years ago has been discovered in Canada’s High Arctic.

Neanderthals and Rabbits

Did Rabbits Kill the Neanderthals?

Neanderthals’ fate was sealed when they passed on a rabbit-rich diet, according to new research.

Texas Facts

9 Things You May Not Know About Texas

Celebrate Texas Independence Day with a look at some of the state’s quirks.

Richard I

Richard the Lionheart’s Mummified Heart Gets a Forensic Workup

Researchers have conducted a biomedical analysis of King Richard I’s embalmed heart.

Waco

Waco, 20 Years Later: Where Are They Now?

Find out what happened to the key players in the siege of the Branch Davidian cult compound on February 28, 1993.

1993 World Trade Center Bombing

Remembering the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

A bombing of the World Trade Center 20 years ago proved to be a frightening prelude to future acts of terrorism.

U.S. Currency

8 Things You May Not Know About American Money

On the 150th anniversary of the law creating a single national currency, explore eight surprising facts about American money.

Egyptian Blue

Ancient Egyptian Pigments Gets a Second Chance to Shine

Once used to decorate pharaohs’ tombs, Egyptian blue might have modern applications in cutting-edge telecommunication technologies.

Alexander II

5 Romanovs You Should Know

On the anniversary of the Romanov dynasty’s founding, meet five lesser-known but memorable family members.