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Ferdinand Porsche's P1 model car.

Ferdinand Porsche’s First Car Was Electric

The first car designed and built by Ferdinand Porsche—an electric vehicle from 1898—was recently uncovered in an Austrian garage after more than a century.

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How Old is the Grand Canyon? That Depends, Scientists Say

New research published this weekend provides the latest fodder for a long-standing debate over when the majestic Grand Canyon was actually formed.

Recently discovered pictures adorn the tombs the Abydos Dynasty.

Unknown Pharaoh’s Remains Identified in Egypt

The remains of a previously unidentified pharaoh dating back some 3,600 years provides valuable new evidence of a forgotten Egyptian dynasty.

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Probable Royal Pelvic Bone Found in Museum Storage

British researchers have uncovered what may be King Alfred the Great’s pelvic bone.

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9 Things You May Not Know About Vladimir Lenin

On the 90th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin’s death, take a closer look at the world’s first communist head of state.

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8 Things You May Not Know About Superman

On the 75th anniversary of the first Superman comic strip, explore eight surprising facts about the Man of Steel.

Executives from Seven Star Energy Investment Group at the press conference announcing the construction of a Titanic replica. (Credit: Getty Images)

Chinese Theme Park Announces Plans for Life-Size Titanic Replica

An investment group is hoping to claim its share of the market with a new Titanic theme park, slated to open in 2016.

A skull excavated from a site near London's Liverpool Station in August 2013. (Credit: Andrew Winning/Corbis Images)

Grisly London Discovery May Be Proof of City’s Gladiators

New forensic research on 39 skulls unearthed in London may offer the first proof of Roman-era gladiators in the ancient city.

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From Fins to Feet? Ancient Fish Reveals Link

Fossils of an ancient fish found in the Canadian Arctic suggest that the hind legs of four-legged animals actually developed in the water, as enhanced fins.

An ancient Buddha statue on display in Kabul museum in June 2013, following an extensive restoration process. (Credit: Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghans Restore Museum Relics Destroyed by Taliban

With some help from abroad, the National Museum of Afghanistan has reassembled or recovered thousands of artifacts destroyed or stolen under Islamist rule.

Bas-relief image of the Ark of the Covenant. (Credit: Getty Images)

Fate of the Lost Ark Revealed?

A newly translated ancient Hebrew text provides clues to what may have happened to the Ark of the Covenant, along with the other treasures in King Solomon’s Temple.

Bao Bao, the National Zoo's newest panda cub, meets the media for the first time on January 6, 2014. (Credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

When “Panda-Monium” Swept America

As panda cub Bao Bao readies for her public debut, look back at the frenzied arrival of the National Zoo’s first giant pandas in 1972.

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Scientists Solve Supervolcano Mystery

A team of researchers has discovered more information about what causes “supervolcanoes” to erupt, and their findings are unsettling.