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Exclusive: Secret Room Holds 'Lost' Michelangelo Artwork loading...
Exclusive: Secret Room Holds 'Lost' Michelangelo Artwork
These rarely seen drawings on the chamber walls may have been created when the famed artist took refuge from the Medici family in 1530.
10 Badass Travelers Throughout History loading...
10 Badass Travelers Throughout History
These trailblazers staged epic journeys across new lands, broke cultural barriers, and revealed the radical diversity of the world around us.
30 Words we Owe to Shakepseare loading...
30 Words we Owe to Shakepseare
In honour of Shakespeare’s Birthday
Mummies, Thousand Statues Discovered in Ancient Egyptian Tomb loading...
Mummies, Thousand Statues Discovered in Ancient Egyptian Tomb
During excavations of a 3,500-year-old tomb near the city of Luxor, Egyptian archaeologists made what is being hailed as a major discovery.
Why the FBI Kept a 1,400-Page File on Einstein loading...
Why the FBI Kept a 1,400-Page File on Einstein
The world-famous physicist was outspoken against racism, nationalism, and nuclear bombs, prompting deep suspicion from J. Edgar Hoover.
Discovery May Help Decipher Ancient Inca String Code loading...
Discovery May Help Decipher Ancient Inca String Code
New clues to an old mystery about Inca writing aren't etched in stone. They're tied in knots.
Eight Mummies Discovered in Luxor loading...
Eight Mummies Discovered in Luxor
Discovered near the infamous Valley of the Kings
Trained in Secret, These Fearless Pilots Retaliated for Pearl Harbor loading...
Trained in Secret, These Fearless Pilots Retaliated for Pearl Harbor
On April 18, 1942, Jimmy Doolittle led a squadron on one of the most daring missions of World War II.
Eating Dogs Banned in Taiwan—A First in Asia loading...
Eating Dogs Banned in Taiwan—A First in Asia
In a landmark step for animal welfare, Taiwan has outlawed the consumption of dog and cat meat—the first country in Asia to do so
Live or Die Titanic Exhibition loading...
Live or Die Titanic Exhibition
Experience the Titanic's first and last voyage.
These 18 Autochrome Photos Will Transport You to Another Era loading...
These 18 Autochrome Photos Will Transport You to Another Era
The method used to make these dreamy photographs resulted in a painting-like quality that not even today's best Instagram filters can replicate.
How Maps Became Deadly Innovations in WWI loading...
How Maps Became Deadly Innovations in WWI
Advances in weaponry and cartography had deadly repercussions in World War I, which the United States entered 100 years ago today.

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