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- Indonesian Cave Paintings May Be Among World’s Oldest Art
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- The London Beer Flood, 200 Years Ago
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Researchers have unearthed the oldest known dinosaur hatchery, where prosauropods laid their eggs and guarded their young 190 million years ago.
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Nearly seven millennia before movie nights and microwaves, humans snacked on popcorn, according to a new study.
Written in the 1920s and rediscovered in 2008, memoirs supposedly written by the real Jack the Ripper were published today.
During Prohibition, which took effect 93 years ago this week, many doctors boosted their practices by doling out medicinal alcohol.
A note of recommendation issued by King Philip IV of France and possibly carried by William Wallace will go on display this August at the Scottish Parliament.
January 11 marks the anniversary of the birth of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s most influential and controversial founding fathers.
Researchers found that the toes of a 47-million-year-old primate suggest a transitional phase from nails to claws—or vice versa.