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New Map Explores the History of Presidential Trips Abroad loading...
New Map Explores the History of Presidential Trips Abroad
From Teddy Roosevelt’s visit to Panama in 1906 to Trump’s trip this week, U.S. presidents have made more than 900 visits to foreign places.
Ancient Slingshot Was as Deadly as a .44 Magnum loading...
Ancient Slingshot Was as Deadly as a .44 Magnum
An excavation in Scotland shows that Roman soldiers used lead ammo with lethal accuracy.
Watch: Medieval Mausoleum Relocated to Escape Dam Flooding loading...
Watch: Medieval Mausoleum Relocated to Escape Dam Flooding
The 541-year-old structure gave way to Turkey’s largest hydroelectric dam, but the fate of other historic monuments—and local residents—remains murky.
Six Traditional Aphrodisiacs You Should Know loading...
Six Traditional Aphrodisiacs You Should Know
From oysters to scrotums, which aphrodisiacs actually work?
5 Facts About the Real Salem Witch Hunt loading...
5 Facts About the Real Salem Witch Hunt
Trump’s tweet recalls a dark period of U.S. history.
The Contentious History of the Passport loading...
The Contentious History of the Passport
The concept of a worldwide passport standard is relatively new, created in the aftermath of the First World War.
Human Sacrifice Discovered in South Korea loading...
Human Sacrifice Discovered in South Korea
Buried alive under the walls of Moon Castle
Seventeen Mummies Discovered in Egypt loading...
Seventeen Mummies Discovered in Egypt
This is the second of two discoveries made in less than a month. Why is this find particularly interesting?
New Dinosaur Named after Ghostbuster’s Zuul loading...
New Dinosaur Named after Ghostbuster’s Zuul
It was a spiky, armoured dinosaur that lived 75 million years ago
Did This Mysterious Ape-Human Once Live Alongside Our Ancestors? loading...
Did This Mysterious Ape-Human Once Live Alongside Our Ancestors?
After adding Homo naledi to the human family tree, researchers reveal that the species is younger than it seems.
How Advertisers Have Used Maps to Try to Sell You Stuff loading...
How Advertisers Have Used Maps to Try to Sell You Stuff
A huge collection of “persuasive maps”—newly available online—reveals how our trust in cartography can be used to sway us.
The Secret History of the World's Priciest Spice loading...
The Secret History of the World's Priciest Spice
You may be surprised by how it is made.

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