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A Few Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Thanksgiving loading...
A Few Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Thanksgiving
The pilgrims stole from graves, the Wampanoag were devastated by disease, and the peace between them was political.
How World War I launched mapmaking at National Geographic loading...
How World War I launched mapmaking at National Geographic
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and the birth of mapmaking at National Geographic.
Top guns of World War I loading...
Top guns of World War I
Combat aviation was born in the skies over Europe, as daring pilots learned how to dogfight on the fly during World War I.
Deb Haaland: Why not me? Why not now? loading...
Deb Haaland: Why not me? Why not now?
National Geographic profiles one of the first Native American women to be elected to Congress in a historic 2018 mid-term election.
Should women rule the world? The Queens of ancient Egypt say yes. loading...
Should women rule the world? The Queens of ancient Egypt say yes.
Egyptologist Kara Cooney has found that ancient Egypt turned to female leadership to rule and protect ancient Egypt in times of trouble. What lessons does the past hold for the women of today?
Who was Guy Fawkes, the man behind the mask? loading...
Who was Guy Fawkes, the man behind the mask?
A popular symbol of protest today, Guy Fawkes was first the face of treason because of his role in the murderous plot to blow up the British parliament in 1605.
From Ancient Egypt to today, these women rule the world loading...
From Ancient Egypt to today, these women rule the world
Queens today have their ancient Egyptian counterparts to thank for paving the way to positions of power.
Ancient Black Sea shipwreck is unprecedented discovery loading...
Ancient Black Sea shipwreck is unprecedented discovery
Archaeologists say the 2,400-year-old ship is so well preserved that even the mast and rowers' benches have survived for millennia.
Jaguars were the divine felines of the ancient Americas loading...
Jaguars were the divine felines of the ancient Americas
The carnivorous cat has inspired fascination, fear, and reverence for centuries.
Hints of 7,200-Year-Old Cheese Create a Scientific Stink loading...
Hints of 7,200-Year-Old Cheese Create a Scientific Stink
Traces of fats on pottery from Croatia may be the region's oldest known cheese, but the controversial claim has some experts holding their noses.
Fire Devastates Brazil's Oldest Science Museum loading...
Fire Devastates Brazil's Oldest Science Museum
The overnight inferno likely claimed fossils, cultural artefacts, and more irreplaceable collections amassed over 200 years.
Rare Fossils-Inside-Fossils Show Prehistoric Parasites loading...
Rare Fossils-Inside-Fossils Show Prehistoric Parasites
The finds offer an unprecedented look into the lives and deaths of ancient insects.

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