Smart News History & Archaeology | Smithsonian feed for Smart News History & ArchaeologyenTue, 17 Jan 2017 20:02:08 +0000In This New Portrait, George Washington Trades His Curls for a Man Bun first president turns hipster at a new D.C. restaurantFri, 06 Jan 2017 17:05:25 +0000Eugene Cernan: The Last Man on the Moon and So Much More experience helped make spaceflight saferTue, 17 Jan 2017 20:02:08 +0000This Altar Cloth Might Have Been Elizabeth I’s Skirt belonged to a parish church for centuriesTue, 17 Jan 2017 20:00:12 +0000Benjamin Franklin Was a Middle-Aged Widow Named Silence Dogood (And a Few Other Women) founding father wrote letters in the voice of female pseudonyms throughout his lifeTue, 17 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000This Cuban Cartoonist Drew the Cold War for MAD Magazine Black Spy and the White Spy have been chasing each other around in <i>MAD</i> Magazine for 56 yearsTue, 17 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000Austrian Town Seeks Professional Hermit beautiful locale makes up for the spartan lifestyle expected of successful applicantsTue, 17 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000Necklace Similar to One Owned by Anne Frank Found at Nazi Death Camp say the remarkable find likely belonged to another victim who may have known Frank and her familyMon, 16 Jan 2017 18:54:12 +0000In 1957, The U.S. Flew a Jet Around the World to Prove it Could Drop a Nuclear Bomb Anywhere B-52 bomber that made the flight was part of a new bomber class that was still proving its worthMon, 16 Jan 2017 15:00:00 +0000Some States Celebrate MLK Day and Robert E. Lee’s Birthday on the Same Day Luther King, Jr. has been celebrated on the third Monday in January since the federal holiday was first observed in 1986Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000New $100 Coin Features First-Ever African-American Lady Liberty'll put a new face on a familiar allegoryFri, 13 Jan 2017 22:05:39 +0000New National Monuments Highlight Reconstruction and Civil Rights History Obama designated three Southern sites critical to sharing that storyFri, 13 Jan 2017 17:20:59 +0000Since First Successfully Used 75 Years Ago, Ejection Seats Have Saved Thousands faster an airplane is moving, the harder it is to get out of: that's why ejection seats are so importantFri, 13 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000You Can Write Inside Mark Twain’s Library with Clemens in his historic homeFri, 13 Jan 2017 15:40:21 +0000Bruce Springsteen Is Getting His Own Archive new center will celebrate the glory days of Boss and other American musical iconsFri, 13 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000The First Cryonic Preservation Took Place Fifty Years Ago Today, we still have no idea if the process will ever produce resultsThu, 12 Jan 2017 19:29:08 +0000Harriet Tubman Is Getting Her Own National Historical Park park will tell the story of Tubman’s later years Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:17:19 +0000Why a Glass Penny Cost One Collector Over $70,000 prototype was part of a short-lived attempt to take the copper out of one-cent coinsThu, 12 Jan 2017 17:36:19 +0000Why Some Women Campaigned Against The Vote For Women it seems counter-intuitive now, some women had reasons for not wanting the voteThu, 12 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000People Have Tried to Make U.S. Cigarette Warning Labels More Graphic for Decades this day in 1964, the surgeon general officially said that smoking causes cancer. But warning labels in America still don't show its effects Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:20:00 +0000State Department Apologizes for the "Lavender Scare" decades, the agency purged gay and lesbian workers believing their sexual orientation made them security risksTue, 10 Jan 2017 19:47:29 +0000The Legendary Reporter Who Broke the Beginning of World War II Is Dead Hollingworth redefined the role of war correspondent Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:13:45 +0000The Parking Garage Where Deep Throat Spilled the Beans on Watergate Is Being Torn Down is scheduled for early this yearTue, 10 Jan 2017 15:56:49 +0000This Three-Wheeled, Battery-Powered Plastic Car-Bike Was a Giant Flop in 1985 today, some have asked if Sir Clive Sinclair was just ahead of his timeTue, 10 Jan 2017 15:55:00 +0000John D. Rockefeller Was the Richest Person To Ever Live. Period Oil, his company, is one of the biggest reasons we have anti-monopoly lawsTue, 10 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000One of California’s Iconic “Tunnel Trees” Has Fallen Pioneer Cabin Tree was likely hundreds of years oldMon, 09 Jan 2017 21:03:41 +0000New York State Once Introduced an Anti-Flirting Bill law aimed to crack down on public displays of affection of all kindsMon, 09 Jan 2017 20:15:58 +0000The International Space Station Will Finally Welcome a Black Astronaut May 2018, flight engineer Jeanette J. Epps will begin her mission on the ISSMon, 09 Jan 2017 18:58:55 +0000The Inventor of the Telegraph Was Also America’s First Photographer daguerreotype craze took over New York in the mid-nineteenth centuryMon, 09 Jan 2017 14:35:33 +0000Remembering Joan of Arc, the Original Nasty Woman Maid of Orleans and her holy voices were in many ways too different to liveMon, 09 Jan 2017 07:00:00 +0000There Are Only Two Shakers Left in the World of America’s oldest religious sects still survivesFri, 06 Jan 2017 16:41:40 +0000The Market Crash That Cost Newton a Fortune esteemed scientist wasn't the only one to fall for the first investment bubbleFri, 06 Jan 2017 14:40:00 +0000A Coal Fire May Have Helped Sink the 'Titanic' new documentary claims the <i>Titanic</i>’s hull was weakened before it struck an icebergThu, 05 Jan 2017 19:43:06 +0000Advice for Drivers From Dorothy Levitt, the Pre-War Racing Record Breaker You’ve Never Heard Of’s story is proof that women were in auto racing almost from the start, and she has some ideas for other driversThu, 05 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000We Can Thank Harry Truman for TV Politics was the first president to regularly appear on televisionThu, 05 Jan 2017 15:00:00 +0000How Adlai Stevenson Stopped Russian Interference in the 1960 Election Soviets offered the former presidential candidate propaganda support if he ran in 1960, an offer he politely declinedWed, 04 Jan 2017 19:50:45 +0000After Nearly 70 Years, the India-Pakistan Partition Gets a Museum Partition Museum is unrelenting in its portrayal of a brutal eraWed, 04 Jan 2017 19:22:06 +0000On This Day in 1847, a Texas Ranger Walked Into Samuel Colt’s Shop and Said, Make Me a Six-Shooter Colt was a clever marketer as well as a talented inventorWed, 04 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000Topsy the Elephant Was a Victim of Her Captors, Not Thomas Edison believe Edison killed Topsy to prove a point, but some historians argue otherwiseWed, 04 Jan 2017 14:05:00 +0000Germany’s Controversial New Version of ‘Mein Kampf’ Is Now a Bestseller kept under lock and key, the book is now available in a critical editionTue, 03 Jan 2017 19:18:18 +0000Happy Birthday to Hollywood’s First Chinese-American Star was a leading lady, but racism held her career backTue, 03 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000The First-Known Photograph of the White House Was Taken by an Immigrant Plumbe, Jr. was one of America’s first rockstar photographersTue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000People Mailed Dimes 'By The Truck Load' to FDR's White House to Cure Polio was America’s first and only president with a visible—and known—disabilityTue, 03 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000"Comfort Woman" Statue Stokes Old Tensions Between Japan and South Korea’s a silent reminder of the plight of hundreds of thousands of women forced into sexual slavery by Japan during World War IITue, 03 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000Notes Indicate Nixon Interfered With 1968 Peace Talks from aide seem to confirm long-time speculation that Nixon tried to scuttle a Vietnam peace deal to help his presidential campaignMon, 02 Jan 2017 20:39:52 +0000This Catastrophic Polar Journey Resulted in One of the Best Adventure Books Ever Written Cherry-Garrard's travel memoir is still the one to beat, and not only because it features penguinsMon, 02 Jan 2017 20:33:05 +0000If Isaac Asimov Had Named The Smartphone, He Might Have Called It The “Pocket Computer Mark II” sci-fi author correctly predicted a number of innovations that have come to passMon, 02 Jan 2017 15:28:16 +0000The World Finally Knows How Leaders Reacted to Margaret Thatcher’s Resignation Iron Lady glistens in newly released papers about her last years as Prime MinisterFri, 30 Dec 2016 20:48:30 +0000The Year in National Parks people stealing baby bison and Yosemite trademarks to epic blooms in Death Valley, 2016 has been an eventful centennial year for the NPSFri, 30 Dec 2016 19:51:42 +0000Meet the Men Behind Saturday Morning's Most Memorable Cartoons! Hanna-Barbera once dominated kids’ Saturday schedulesFri, 30 Dec 2016 15:58:01 +0000The Story of the Real Canary in a Coal Mine until just 30 years ago, the humble canary was an important part of British mining historyFri, 30 Dec 2016 15:46:23 +0000Residents Claim Ivy League College Polluted Water With Dead Lab Rodents of lab animals in the ‘60s and ‘70s have been linked to groundwater contamination in Hanover, New HampshireThu, 29 Dec 2016 17:39:06 +0000Lawyer Wants to Make Harper Lee’s Hometown a Haven for Tourists, Alabama, could change with a proposed Harper Lee TrailThu, 29 Dec 2016 16:35:34 +0000What Have the World’s Oldest Mummies Kept Under Wraps? are making digital reconstructions of the 7,000-year-old bodies, which face rapid deterioration from microbesThu, 29 Dec 2016 15:39:35 +0000Five Years Ago, This Island Nation Lost an Entire Day this day in 2011, Samoa switched sides of the international date line for the second time, losing December 30 in the process. Here's whyThu, 29 Dec 2016 15:36:08 +0000Navajo Nation Library Wants to Digitally Preserve Thousands of Hours of Oral Histories library is looking for help protecting its tapesWed, 28 Dec 2016 20:21:23 +0000Just Months After Its Discovery, the X-Ray Was in Use in War public was also fascinated by the fact it was possible to take pictures of somebody’s insidesWed, 28 Dec 2016 15:05:23 +0000Five Things to Know About Boundary-Breaking Astronomer Vera Rubin observations confirmed the theory of dark matter, and her activism helped open science to more women Tue, 27 Dec 2016 18:22:53 +0000You Can Hear Hagia Sophia’s Sublime Acoustics Without a Trip to Istanbul scientists have digitally created the building’s unique sound, taking listeners back to the Middle AgesTue, 27 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000The Northwest’s Earliest “Garden” Discovered in British Columbia 3,800-year-old stone platform was used to cultivate wapato—wild water potatoes—a staple crop for many North American peoplesFri, 23 Dec 2016 17:30:44 +0000Why Do People Tell Ghost Stories on Christmas? ghost stories are a tradition going back much farther than "A Christmas Carol"Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Celebrate Christmas With the First Voice Ever Broadcast in Space kicked off the space race with a goodwill wishThu, 22 Dec 2016 19:07:43 +0000Someday, Maybe We’ll Have Hanukkah in July and Christmas fall on the same day this year because not everyone follows the same calendarThu, 22 Dec 2016 18:00:00 +0000This Year Marks the 50th Kwanzaa week-long holiday is a celebration of African-American cultureThu, 22 Dec 2016 15:01:00 +0000New Yorkers’ Post-Election Post-its Will Be Preserved<i>Subway Therapy</i> captured a city's outpouring of emotion. Now, the notes New Yorkers left behind will be archivedWed, 21 Dec 2016 19:50:19 +0000The Crazy Tricks Early Filmmakers Used To Fake Snow, flour and, uh, asbestos were all used in early moviesWed, 21 Dec 2016 18:03:00 +0000Why Crossword Puzzles Are Still Mostly Written By Humans can write sports articles, replace stock brokers and help diagnose patients. But they can’t write good crosswordsWed, 21 Dec 2016 14:45:00 +0000Poland Has Lifted Its Media Ban’s the latest in an ongoing saga about press freedoms in the populist-led countryWed, 21 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Strange Story of the Westinghouse Atom Smasher giant bulb was an important part of early American nuclear history. Now it’s part of a miniature railroadTue, 20 Dec 2016 17:10:25 +0000The Long, Rich, Boozy History of Eggnog December, we’re exploring the drink’s storied historyTue, 20 Dec 2016 14:20:31 +0000Anne Frank May Not Have Been Betrayed evidence suggests the family was not specifically targeted, but rather discovered during an investigation related to illegal ration couponsTue, 20 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000Why Charles Dickens Wrote "A Christmas Carol" beloved story sold 6,000 copies in its first week in print and 15,000 in its first yearMon, 19 Dec 2016 19:30:11 +0000Presidents Can Be Impeached Because Benjamin Franklin Thought It Was Better Than Assassination founding fathers struggled with the idea of whether the top leader should be impeachableMon, 19 Dec 2016 16:46:28 +0000New Database Helps Families ID People Who Died Crossing the Border<i>I Have a Name/Yo Tengo Nombre</i> offers a devastating glimpse of those who are gone—and a glimmer of hope to those who want to find themMon, 19 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000On This Day, The Black Box Proved Its Worth Park Slope plane crash was a tragedy, but it proved the importance of the flight data recorderFri, 16 Dec 2016 18:31:27 +0000The Long, Adorable History of Pandas in America Lin was the first giant panda to come to America, landing in San Francisco 80 years agoFri, 16 Dec 2016 18:26:26 +0000Dutch Court Rules Crimean Artifacts on Loan Will Return to Ukraine Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula, Ukraine's government asked that the artifacts be returned to KievFri, 16 Dec 2016 18:03:04 +0000Pinball Is Finally Legal Again in This Indiana City, Indiana, has reversed a 61-year-old ban on the game Thu, 15 Dec 2016 19:40:31 +0000Why Do We Love Period Dramas So Much? With The Wind, the highest-grossing period drama ever, premiered on this day in 1939Thu, 15 Dec 2016 19:14:26 +0000Researchers Found a Long-Lost Christmas Song"Crown Winter With Green" has some serious archival cred—and a sad story to tell Thu, 15 Dec 2016 18:42:52 +0000The CIA Is Celebrating Its Cartography Division’s 75th Anniversary by Sharing Declassified Maps of once-secret maps are now freely available onlineThu, 15 Dec 2016 18:13:40 +0000Ever Wonder Who Invented The Tea Bag? two competing origin stories are linked by one thing: convenienceThu, 15 Dec 2016 16:36:31 +000075 Years Ago, the Secretary of the Navy Falsely Blamed Japanese-Americans for Pearl Harbor baseless accusation sparked the road to the infamous internment campsThu, 15 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000Astronomer and Alchemist Tycho Brahe Died Full of Gold shiny element was important to Renaissance scientists. Very importantWed, 14 Dec 2016 18:52:02 +0000Pope’s New Nativity Scene Raises Awareness of Worldwide Refugee Crisis's a lavish display complete with a plea for racial tolerance Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:29:08 +0000The Paleo Diet May Need a Rewrite, Ancient Humans Feasted on a Wide Variety of Plants in Israel have counted 55 species of plant foods a an early hominid site on Lake HulaWed, 14 Dec 2016 16:06:41 +0000One of the First Female Rock Critics Battled Sexism and Obscurity To Document the 1970s was The New Yorker’s first pop music critic, but to her, everything was open for criticismWed, 14 Dec 2016 14:20:00 +0000Thumbnail Reveals the Final Days of Franklin Expedition Explorer synchrotron micro-x-ray sheds new light on the cause that led to one crew member's deathTue, 13 Dec 2016 21:05:12 +0000Preservationists Score Victory at Revolutionary War Battlefield of the Princeton battlefield where Washington’s troops fought will be saved from developmentTue, 13 Dec 2016 19:54:37 +0000People Have Spent Years Trying to Diagnose Mary Todd Lincoln From Beyond the Grave Lincoln's wife has been called a "wildcat," "menstrual" and "bipolar" among other thingsTue, 13 Dec 2016 14:56:10 +0000Explore the Seedy Reality of a London Long Gone Booth explored the poorest parts of England’s capital—and changed the way social scientists think about the worldMon, 12 Dec 2016 20:40:03 +0000Reclaiming Nazi-Looted Art Is About to Get Easier Act removes legal loopholes that prevented victims of Nazi art plunder to restore what’s rightfully theirsMon, 12 Dec 2016 19:45:55 +0000Silicon Valley Owes Its Success To This Tech Genius You’ve Never Heard Of Noyce was one of the founders of Silicon ValleyMon, 12 Dec 2016 19:33:07 +0000The Library of Congress Is Putting Its Map Collection on the Map new partnership with the Digital Public Library of America will put three major LOC map collections onlineMon, 12 Dec 2016 18:39:53 +0000Why You Should Know Trailblazing Architect Paul Revere Williams four decades after his death, the African-American architect whose work came to define Los Angeles gets his due Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:16:41 +0000The World’s First Motel Was a Luxury Establishment, Not a Dive first motel was supposed to turn into a chain, but it was quickly overtaken by cheaper competitors. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 15:15:40 +0000Another Weird Facet of America’s Strangest National Park: The Conscience Pile mail stolen rocks back to Petrified Forest National Park, but they can't be returned to their original sitesFri, 09 Dec 2016 17:43:28 +0000Someone Paid $46,000 for a Bunch of Mold discovery was an accident, but this scientific sample changed the course of medicine forever Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:36:41 +0000Leaded Gas Was a Known Poison the Day It Was Invented most of the mid-twentieth century, lead gasoline was considered normal. But lead is a poison, and burning it has had dire consequencesFri, 09 Dec 2016 15:30:48 +0000Canada Will Put Another Woman on Its Currency early civil rights heroine makes history (again)Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:30:10 +0000Only One Person Voted Against the United States Entering World War II Jeanette Rankin's dedication to pacifism sprang from her personal brand of feminismThu, 08 Dec 2016 17:02:27 +0000Help the BBC Close Wikipedia’s Gender Gap Beeb’s hosting an edit-a-thon to improve the online encylopedia’s coverage of women Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:59:07 +0000The Ancient Origins of Apple Cider classic fall drink has a boozy history going back thousands of yearsThu, 08 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Thirty-four Years Ago, the First Person Died by Lethal Injection. It Was Controversial Then, Too was seen as more humane and relatively painless, but that's not certainWed, 07 Dec 2016 20:40:03 +0000Oldest Community of Monks in U.K. Discovered find was thanks to a community training digWed, 07 Dec 2016 18:17:36 +0000Why There Won’t Be Any Monuments to Fidel Castro in Cuba Comandante had one last dictate Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:58:35 +0000The Washington Monument Looks Like an Obelisk Because of Egyptomania the 1800s, America was desperate to look like it had been around for a while, so it was adopting old styles. Really oldTue, 06 Dec 2016 20:45:44 +0000Ever Wonder Why Encylopedia Is Sometimes Spelled Encyclopædia? added the ash to the Roman alphabet so they could phonetically spell sounds that Latin didn't includeTue, 06 Dec 2016 20:31:08 +0000What Happened to America’s Most Precious Documents After Pearl Harbor? and archivists made sure the nation’s records didn’t become casualties of World War II Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:58:46 +0000Gate Stolen From Dachau Concentration Camp Recovered in Norway metal gate bearing the slogan <i>Arbeit Macht Frei</i>was recently found outside the city of BergenTue, 06 Dec 2016 19:08:00 +0000Researchers Identify Queen Nefertari's Mummified Knees in 1904, new research confirms the mummified fragments in a Turin museum likely belong to ancient Egypt's beautiful and revered queenTue, 06 Dec 2016 17:16:55 +0000Archeologists Discover Nearly 2,000-Year-Old Pet Cemetery in Egypt 100 lovingly positioned creatures, the site suggests that the ancients could have valued their companion animals as much as we doTue, 06 Dec 2016 15:52:46 +0000How Maps Shaped Shakespeare exhibition in Boston delves into historical maps to show how the Bard saw the wider world Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:24:58 +0000These Photos Bring the Women’s Movement to Life<i>Catching the Wave</i> dramatizes the large and small moments of second-wave feminism Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:44:11 +0000When Women Weren't Allowed to Go to Harvard, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Brought Harvard to Them other women's colleges of the day, the Annex was intimately connected with HarvardMon, 05 Dec 2016 16:56:15 +0000Construction Workers Uncover Ancient Elephant Bones Under L.A.’s Subway it won’t slow the metro downMon, 05 Dec 2016 16:16:45 +0000Goodbye, Barrow, Alaska. Hello, Utqiagvik most northerly city has officially reverted back to the Inupiaq name for the settlement on the Arctic seaFri, 02 Dec 2016 20:53:29 +0000There’s a Department of Government Ethics? What Does it Do? is the agency weighing in on the incoming administrations potential conflicts of interest?Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:15:43 +0000English Mass Grave Sheds New Light on the Horrors of the Black Death burial pit contained 48 skeletons that tested positive for the plagueFri, 02 Dec 2016 18:53:20 +0000Yasir Arafat Museum Opens in Ramallah three-story building tells the story of the controversial Palestinian leader and includes artifacts like his Nobel Prize and views of his bedroomFri, 02 Dec 2016 15:59:03 +0000Sixty-One Years After Rosa Parks Took a Seat in Montgomery, Protest Is Alive in America civil rights leader likely would have approved of current activists' workThu, 01 Dec 2016 20:52:18 +0000One Hundred and Three Years Ago Today, Henry Ford Introduced the Assembly Line: His Workers Hated It was seen as one more way the automaker could exert rigid control over his employeesThu, 01 Dec 2016 18:32:55 +0000John Lewis’ Arrest Records Are Finally Uncovered“Good trouble” led to real consequences for the civil rights agitatorThu, 01 Dec 2016 18:21:11 +0000The 'Flying Scotsman' Made Train History When The Speedometer Hit 100 first locomotive to hit 100 miles per hour was billed as "The Most Famous Train in the World"Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:52:09 +0000You Can Help Try to Track Down D.B. Cooper’s True Identity by Digging Through FBI Files crowdsourced project is trying to identify the infamous skyjacker once and for allWed, 30 Nov 2016 20:40:38 +0000Risk-Taker Evel Knievel Was a Big Proponent of Wearing a Helmet daredevil still holds the world record for the most broken bonesWed, 30 Nov 2016 20:24:24 +0000Women Won’t Register for the Draft After All’re gaining parity within the U.S. military—but women won’t yet be required to register for compulsory service in case of war Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:20:31 +0000For the Only Person Ever Hit by a Meteorite, the Real Trouble Began Later "Hodges meteorite" brought problems to the woman it struck, but good fortune to at least one neighborWed, 30 Nov 2016 16:15:23 +0000Newly Uncovered Ruins Reveal 7,000-Year-Old City in Egypt huts and tombs could be the final resting places of local elitesWed, 30 Nov 2016 16:05:32 +0000Five Things to Know About the Case That Made Burning the Flag Legal’s a grand old flag—here’s why the right to burn it was affirmed in 1989Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:36:26 +0000How Robert McNamara Came to Regret the War He Escalated 'architect of the Vietnam war' never formally apologized, but struggled with its consequences for the rest of his lifeTue, 29 Nov 2016 20:23:38 +0000A Century-Old Boston Christmas Tree Tradition Costs Canadians Big Money out that Boston’s city Christmas tree is a very valuable gift Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:49:26 +0000Rare 17th-Century Map Found Shoved Up a Chimney Is Restored like an antique document to block a draftTue, 29 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Forgotten Car That Won America's First Auto Race zippy roadster won America's first automobile race in 1895 with an average speed of 5 mphMon, 28 Nov 2016 20:00:50 +0000Researchers Dig Into the Juicy History of Taming the Turkey talk turkey in two recent studiesWed, 23 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000Researchers Trace 300-Year-Old Lump of Poop to Danish Bishop upper class contents of the little nugget suggests it likely belonged to Bishop Jens Bircherod or his wifeWed, 23 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000Crocodile Mummy Found Packed With Dozens of Smaller Crocodile Mummies little critters escaped notice until high-powered modern scanners tackled the mummified remainsMon, 21 Nov 2016 18:00:18 +0000One Hundred Years Ago, the Titanic's Sister Ship Exploded While Transporting Injured WWI Soldiers luck seemed to follow the White Star Line’s infamous steam linersMon, 21 Nov 2016 17:08:07 +0000What Pilgrims Heard When They Arrived in America came to America seeking religious freedom, but what did their prayers, and those of the local Native Americans, sound like?Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:22:02 +0000