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Six Degrees of Titanic

Six Degrees of Titanic

How can you connect Titanic with Marilyn Monroe, the mayor of New York and Chelsea Clinton’s wedding? Author Hugh Brewster fills us in.

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Titanic Week on HISTORY

HISTORY commemorates the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s sinking with television specials, daily news articles and online features.

Battle of Shiloh

4 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of Shiloh

The Battle of Shiloh, one of the Civil War’s most deadly clashes, took place 150 years ago this week.

Pud Galvin

Baseball’s First Fountain of Youth

In 1889, pitcher Pud Galvin turned to a dubious elixir in hopes of reviving his baseball career.

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T. Rex Cousin Was Largest Known Feathered Animal

A giant dinosaur that roamed China 125 million years ago is the largest feathered creature known to science, a new study reports.

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New York’s Tallest, From Trinity Church to the Freedom Tower: Slideshow

With the Freedom Tower poised to become New York’s tallest building, find out about other structures that have held that distinction over the years.

Early Fires

Human Ancestors Tamed Fire Earlier Than Thought

Campfire remains from a South African cave suggest fire control by early humans dates back 1 million years.

Pennies

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Penny

As Canada eliminates its pennies from circulation, explore surprising facts about the one-cent coin.

Van Gogh Sunflowers

Van Gogh Painted Mutant Sunflowers

Scientists have studied the genetic mutation responsible for an uncommon sunflower variety depicted in van Gogh’s famous “Sunflower” series.

Greece Cultural Heritage

Are Greece’s Ancient Treasures Under Threat?

Greek archaeologists report that budget cuts have placed the country’s cultural heritage at risk.

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.