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White House

A History of White House Attacks

Last week’s White House shooting wasn’t the first time the executive mansion has come under fire.

Kiln at Selinunte

An Ancient Greek SoHo?

Artisans in the Greek colony of Selinunte lived and worked in a special quarter on the city’s outskirts, researchers announced this week.

Mars

40 Years Ago: Mars Exploration Milestone Reached

On November 14, 1971, NASA’s Mariner 9 reached Mars, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit another planet.

Famous Veterans

8 Famous Folks You Might Not Know Were Veterans

Explore eight well-known figures whose military backgrounds might come as a surprise, from a famous living monarch to a washed-up gangster.

Expanding Universe

Was Expanding Universe Discoverer Too Humble for Hubble?

Edwin Hubble didn’t censor proof that Georges Lemaître beat him to an astronomical breakthrough, evidence suggests.

Spotted Horses

Cave Painters Didn’t Dream Up Spotted Horses, Study Shows

DNA challenges the theory that prehistoric artists depicted spotted horses before they even existed.

Vietnam in HD

Vietnam in HD Premieres on HISTORY

For the first time in nearly 30 years, television tackles one of American history’s difficult chapters—the Vietnam War—with an all-new, large-scale documentary series.

Marie Curie

Remembering Marie Curie on Her 144th Birthday

Today’s Google Doodle pays homage to the pioneering scientist Marie Curie, who was born 144 years ago on November 7, 1867.

Oviraptor

Flirting With Dinosaurs

Did dinosaurs flirt? The answer seems to be yes, at least in the case of the oviraptor.

Godin Tepe

Ancient ‘Fast Food’ Window Discovered

Can you imagine life without takeout food? According to new research, neither could the ancients.

Japanese-American Veterans of World War II

Unlikely World War II Soldiers Awarded Nation’s Highest Honor

Nearly 70 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States’ entry into World War II, Japanese-American soldiers receive the country’s highest civilian honor.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty Turns 125: Video

Today marks the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, which took place on October 28, 1886.

Hawker Hurricane

Last of Polish Pilots Who Defended England During Battle of Britain Dies

A World War II flier thought to have been the last surviving Polish veteran of the Battle of Britain died last week at 97.