Remembering Hands Across America
May 25, 2016

Take a look back at Hands Across America, the charity event in which 5 million people formed a human chain across the United States. Read More

The Ex-Slaves Who Fought with the British
May 24, 2016

While the patriots battled for freedom from Great Britain, upwards of 20,000 runaway slaves declared their own personal independence and fought on the side of the British. Read More

Upcoming Auction Spans 200 Years of U.S. History
May 23, 2016

The Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment, both signed by Abraham Lincoln, are the most significant among an impressive array of historic documents going up for auction this week. Read More

Secret Tunnel May Reveal Long-lost Secrets of Ancient Mexican Civilization
May 20, 2016

Archaeologists in Mexico are exploring an underground tunnel, sealed for nearly 2,000 years, in the hopes of unlocking the mysteries of the ancient city of Teotihuacán. Read More

Columbus Letter Stolen Decades Ago Returns to Italy
May 19, 2016

A rare copy of a letter written by Christopher Columbus about his voyage to the New World was stolen from an Italian library, and recently resurfaced in the Library of Congress. Read More

The Last American Slave Ship
May 19, 2016

A half-century after Congress banned the slave trade, a converted racing yacht defied American law in 1858 and made the last documented voyage of an American slave ship. Read More

New “Little Lion” Galaxy May Shed Light on Big Bang
May 18, 2016

Astronomers have discovered a blue “dwarf galaxy” some 30 million light years from Earth that could give them new insight into the formation of the universe. Read More

Divers Stumble on Treasure Trove in Ancient Roman Shipwreck
May 17, 2016

Two recreational divers recently discovered a stunning collection of artifacts that went down with a Roman cargo ship off the coast of Israel some 1,600 years ago. Read More

The Hidden History of the Nickel
May 16, 2016

Explore the surprising history behind the evolution of the nickel. Read More

Bison Selected as the Official Mammal of the United States
May 13, 2016

Thanks to a new law passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama, the once extinction-threatened bison is now the official mammal of the United States. Read More