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July 24, 2017

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The 3,500-Year-Old Rubber Ball That Changed Sports Forever
April 3, 2016

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After 400 Years, Investigators Find Remains of Cervantes, Don Quixote’s Creator
March 19, 2015

A team of Spanish researchers believes it has found the long-lost remains of Miguel de Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote,” beneath a Madrid convent. Read More

History’s Biggest Art Heist Remains Unsolved, 25 Years Later
March 18, 2015

The largest art heist in history remains unsolved 25 years after thieves stole 13 masterpieces worth $500 million from a Boston museum. So whodunit? Read More

WWII’s Largest Battleship Revealed After 70 Years Underwater
March 17, 2015

After an eight-year search, a research team sponsored by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has discovered the shipwreck of the massive Japanese battleship Musashi. Read More

The Warship of Peace That Fed Famine-Stricken Ireland
March 16, 2015

On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, revisit America’s first major foreign disaster relief effort when a warship delivered food to Ireland during the potato famine. Read More

When Did the “Age of Man” Begin?
March 13, 2015

A new study suggests that the dramatic upheaval caused by European colonization of the Americas may have marked the beginning of a new period of geologic time. Read More

Gandhi’s Salt March, 85 Years Ago
March 12, 2015

Eighty-five years after Mahatma Gandhi conducted his famous Salt March, learn about one of the most legendary chapters in his campaign against British colonial rule in India. Read More

Discovery of Oldest Human Fossil Fills Evolutionary Gap
March 11, 2015

A newly unearthed fossil from Ethiopia is altering the timeline of human evolution, pushing it back by nearly a half-million years. Read More

How World War I Led to the Apple Watch
March 10, 2015

Apple has unveiled its new smartwatch, but if not for a century-old war, the high-tech timepiece may never have been developed. Read More