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Moon Formation

Where Does the Moon Come From?

As new research casts doubt on a leading theory about how the moon came into being, explore various lunar formation models.

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Georgian-Era British Sailors Lived on Ample Meat and Beer, Study Shows

Sailors in the British Royal Navy ate better than working-class civilians 200 years ago, research suggests.

Sunken Cities

Sunken Cities

As news breaks that Venice is (still) sinking, explore other cities that have slipped beneath the waves.

Cherry Blossom Festival

The Drama Behind 100 Years of Washington’s Cherry Blossoms

Beginning today, this year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 100th anniversary of the planting of Japanese cherry trees in Washington, D.C.

Vikings and Mice

Vikings Had Mice, Did Travel

The Vikings brought the house mouse species to the areas they settled, including Iceland and Greenland, a new study shows.

St. Patrick's Day Myths

St. Patrick’s Day Myths Debunked

Before you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, get your facts straight by exploring common misconceptions about the holiday.

Julius Caesar Death

Julius Caesar’s Final Moments: Video

What did the Roman ruler experience after a mob of conspiring senators stabbed him 23 times?

Red Deer Cave People

Did a New Human Species Thrive in Stone Age China?

Human remains with both modern and primitive features have been discovered in Chinese caves and might represent a new evolutionary line.

Solar Storm

A Perfect Solar Superstorm: The 1859 Carrington Event

The solar storm that hit Earth last Thursday delivered only a glancing blow, but in 1859 the planet wasn’t so lucky.

Egypt Dig

Egypt Dig Reveals Animal Mummies and Possible Hatshepsut Statue

Archaeologists at an ancient Egyptian holy site have found artifacts and structures used for ritual purposes.

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Romantic-in-Chief: Presidential Love Letters, From Adams to Nixon

New letters reveal that Nixon was as eloquent an admirer as several other famously smitten presidents.

Daylight Saving Time

8 Things You May Not Know About Daylight Saving Time

Explore surprising facts about daylight saving time, which goes into effect early Sunday in most U.S. regions.

Titanic Map

First Map of Entire Titanic Wreck Site Sheds New Light on Disaster

As the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s sinking approaches, experts have joined forces to find out how the ship plunged into the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912.