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Royal Weddings of the House of Windsor

Video: Royal Weddings of the House of Windsor

As the one-week countdown to the royal nuptials begins, get into the spirit with a look back at some of the House of Windsor’s most memorable weddings.

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Fossil Supports Theory That Mammal Ears Began As Reptile Jaws

A newly discovered fossil of an early mammal offers proof for the widely held belief that mammalian ears evolved from reptilian jaws.

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CIA Declassifies Invisible Ink Recipes and Other Spy Documents From World War I

The CIA has declassified World War I-era documents that contain invisible ink formulas, instructions for steaming open envelopes and other spying techniques.

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Study Shows William Was Medieval England’s Most Popular Name

William was the most common male name by a wide margin in 13th-century England, according to an important medieval record known as the Henry III Fine Rolls.

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12 Things You May Not Know About Paul Revere

On the 236th anniversary of his famous ride, check out 12 facts about Paul Revere—from his dabbling in dentistry to his dismissal from the military–that might surprise you.

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Jurassic Dark: Study Suggests Dinosaurs Hunted at Night

A new study offers persuasive evidence that dinosaurs hunted at night, challenging prevailing assumptions that they were mostly active by day.

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Civil War Photos Go on Display at the Library of Congress

A new Library of Congress exhibition presents a rare and poignant collection of recently donated Civil War photographs.

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What Did the Vikings Look Like?

Researchers have recreated the face of a Viking woman who died some 1,000 years ago, offering what may be the most accurate representation yet of a living, breathing Viking.

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Memo from 1944 Warned FDR Would Likely Die in Office

In July 1944, nine months before Franklin Roosevelt’s death, a doctor who had recently examined him wrote a memo warning that the president could not survive a fourth term in office.

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30 Years of the Space Shuttle Program

On the 30th anniversary of the space shuttle program, we take a look at its three decades of exploration, innovation and drama.

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Who Was Mary Surratt?

Who was Mary Surratt, an alleged collaborator in the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln and the inspiration behind the new movie “The Conspirator”?

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Another Jack the Ripper Suspect?

A German sailor has been added to the growing list of suspects in the unsolved Jack the Ripper case.

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T. Rex Cousin Discovered in China

Zhuchengtyrannus magnus, one of the largest theropod dinosaurs in history and Tyrannosaurus rex’s long-lost relative, has been identified in China.