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Extraordinary 1915 Photos from Ernest Shackleton’s Disastrous Antarctic Expedition

When photographer Frank Hurley signed on to document British explorer Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to the South Pole in 1914, he knew he’d be capturing some of the earliest images of Antarctica’s bleak and beautiful unexplored terrain. But after Shackleton’s ship, HMS ...read more

Wild West Outlaw Jesse James with members of his gang, probably two of the Younger brothers.

5 Legendary Wild West Outlaws

Train robberies. Horse thievery. Cattle rustling. Shootouts. Cold-blooded murder. The most notorious outlaws of the Wild West have long been romanticized as daring robbers and swashbuckling killers since their stories first hit early American tabloids. In many ways, their ...read more

Inside the 1912 Titanic Investigations

Did the Official 1912 Titanic Investigations Go Far Enough?

When the RMS Titanic went down on the night of April 14-15, 1912, people on both sides of the Atlantic frantically awaited further news. The newspapers pieced together what little information they could obtain from wireless telegraph messages sent by the Titanic and other ships ...read more