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Exterior of "La Casa Pacifica," 1973 (Credit: Julian Wasser/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Nixon’s “Western White House” Listed for $75 Million

The oceanfront villa in San Clemente, California, that served as Richard Nixon’s presidential retreat is up for sale for $75 million.

Excavation of the cave on Peleliu. (Credit: Steve Ballinger)

Bodies of Japanese WWII Soldiers Found in Island Caves

The remains of six Japanese soldiers killed during battle on the island of Peleliu in 1944 have been discovered after being sealed in a cave for 70 years.

A section of the "Meidum Geese" wall painting. (Credit: DEA/G. DAGLI ORTI/De Agostini/Getty Images)

Painting Called the “Mona Lisa” of Ancient Egypt is Likely Fake

An Italian researcher has concluded that a painting some have called the ancient Egyptian equivalent of DaVinci’s “Mona Lisa” is probably a fake.

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Researchers Use Medieval Remedy to Kill Modern Superbug

British researchers report that a 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections may hold the key to wiping out the antibiotic-resistant superbug MRSA.

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8 Classic Films That Ran Afoul of Hollywood Censors

Eighty-five years after the beginning of Hollywood’s most famous era of self-censorship, learn the stories behind eight famous films that tested the limits of what was acceptable content for the silver screen

A pottery shard found at the Tel Aviv site. (Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority)

Ancient Egyptian Brewery Unearthed in Israel

Shards of Egyptian-style ceramic vessels used to brew beer some 5,000 years ago have been discovered buried under a construction site in the heart of Tel Aviv.

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10 Things You May Not Know About “Typhoid Mary”

Check out 10 surprising facts about “Typhoid Mary” on the 100th anniversary of the beginning of her 23-year quarantine.

"The Peacemakers," by artist George P.A. Healy, depicts the March 1865 meeting between William T. Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln and David D. Porter. (Credit: White House Historical Association)

Lincoln, Grant and Sherman Huddle Up, 150 Years Ago

In the waning days of the Civil War, the three main architects of the Union victory convened for the first and only time.

F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1937

10 Things You May Not Know About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ninety-five years after he published his first book, learn 10 surprising facts about the glamorous and tragic life of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated writers.

A reconstruction of the recently-discovered Carnufex carolinensis. (Credit: Jorge Gonzales)

Scientists Discover Two Giant New Late-Triassic Creatures

In the past week, scientists have announced the discovery of a human-sized salamander and a giant “butcher” crocodile, both of which lived some 230 million years ago.

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Patrick Henry’s “Liberty or Death” Speech, 240 Years Ago

On the 240th anniversary of Patrick Henry’s stirring words at the 1775 Virginia Convention, take a look back at the speech that included the famous line, “Give me liberty or give me death!”

Credit: Statens historiska museum / Christer Åhlin

Islamic Ring Found in 9th-Century Viking Grave

Discovered more than a century ago in a Swedish grave, a ring bearing an Arabic inscription confirms contact between the Vikings and the Islamic world.

Experts examine remains found in the Madrid crypt. (Credit: Madrid Region/EPA)

After 400 Years, Investigators Find Remains of Cervantes, Don Quixote’s Creator

A team of Spanish researchers believes it has found the long-lost remains of Miguel de Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote,” beneath a Madrid convent.