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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.

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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.

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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.

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Remembering the Battle of New Bern on Its 150th Anniversary

After a pivotal Civil War clash took place there, New Bern, North Carolina, became a refuge for escaped slaves.

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Faces of Drowned Civil War Sailors From USS Monitor Reconstructed

Forensic specialists have put faces to the remains of men who went down with the USS Monitor 150 years ago.

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Iceman Frozen for Millennia Had Lyme Disease, Clogged Arteries & Sardinian Relatives

DNA sequencing has shed light on the Tyrolean iceman’s ancestry and health.

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Wilt Chamberlain’s Epic Evening

Fifty years ago today, basketball Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain achieved one of the most incredible feats in sports history: scoring 100 points in a single NBA game.

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9 Things You May Not Know About Dr. Seuss

In honor of Theodore Geisel’s birthday, here are some facts you may not know about the author of “The Cat in the Hat.”

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All About Leap Day

Find out more about the intriguing history of leap year, as well as some fun facts and famous people with leap day birthdays.

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Giant Prehistoric Penguin Reconstructed

Researchers have reconstructed an extinct penguin that might have been the tallest in history.

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Drought May Have Spelled End for Maya

Mexican and British researchers have uncovered a possible reason for the mysterious collapse of one of the Western Hemisphere’s most advanced civilizations.

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Ancient Chinese Forest Found Buried By Volcano

Scientists in northern China are getting a rare glimpse into a prehistoric world, after discovering an ancient forest buried under a thick layer of volcanic ash near the Mongolian district of Wuda.

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Drawing By 10-Year-Old George Washington Found?

If genuine, a sketch of a sailboat would be the earliest known document produced by George Washington.