History

Great Pumpkin! 9 Fun Facts About the Halloween Gourd
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October 31st, 2014
From their origins as the oldest domesticated plant to their maximum size, here are some interesting facts about pumpkins
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Photos: Aerial Images Reveal Mysterious 'Big Circles' in Middle East
The Big Circle called J1 is about 390 meters (1,280 feet) in diameter, with an open area created by bulldozing in its interior.
October 30th, 2014
Huge stone circles discovered by air in the Middle East have been imaged with high resolution, revealing their age and other intriguing details. Here's a look at the "Big Circles," which have puzzled scientists for decades.
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Sound Illusions: Eerie Echoes May Have Inspired Prehistoric Cave Art
Prehistoric art of hoofed animals was found in Bhimbetka, India, in a cave with thunderous reverberations.
October 28th, 2014
Prehistoric man may have been inspired to decorate caves and rock walls by echoes and reverberations -- auditory illusions that would have been seen as supernatural.
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Vlad the Impaler: The Real Dracula's Dark Secrets
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October 30th, 2014
A few facts help explain how the real Dracula earned such a nasty reputation.
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Earhart Search: Underwater 'Lump' May Be Wreckage from Lost Plane
Earhart's plane
October 29th, 2014
The hunt for Amelia Earhart's lost plane will continue next summer. A team will investigate an underwater "anomaly" detected off the coast of the tiny Pacific atoll Nikumaroro. The group thinks it could be the wreckage of Earhart's aircraft.
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270-Year-Old Shipwreck May Soon Reveal Its Secrets
HMS Victory's Canon
October 28th, 2014
A British warship that sank off the coast of England in 1744 may soon be mined for archaeological artifacts.
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Gladiator Gatorade: Ancient Fighters Drank Tangy 'Sports Drink'
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October 27th, 2014
Gladiators may have consumed a drink made from vinegar and ash, a new analysis of fossil skeletons finds.
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Ancient Stone Circles in Mideast Baffle Archaeologists
The Big Circle called J1 is about 390 meters (1,280 feet) in diameter, with an open area created by bulldozing in its interior.
October 30th, 2014
Huge stone circles called Big Circles that dot some parts of the Mideast have been imaged from above, revealing details of the long-mysterious structures. They are at least 2,000 years old, though archaeologists don't know why they were built.
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In Photos: The HMS Victory Wreck Site
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October 28th, 2014
A British warship that sunk off the coast of England in 1744 may soon be mined for archaeological artifacts.
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Eerie! 6 Haunting Tales of Ghost Ships
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October 28th, 2014
Live Science looks at some of the most haunted ships throughout history, from phantom ships that appear as eerie apparitions to real-life abandoned wrecks to those craft that disappeared mysteriously with no survivors.
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