A physicist who coined the term "black hole" lost highly sensitive nuclear weapons information when the U.S. had just completed tests of the first hydrogen bomb.
The wreck of one of the most famous German warships of World War I has been located on the seafloor near the Falkland Islands, where it sank in a battle with British warships more than 100 years ago.
In two daring heists that took place just days apart in Germany, burglars stole precious gems and artifacts from museums in two cities.
The remains of a Viking ship have been discovered on a farm near a medieval church at Edøy, on the island of Smøla, in Norway.
Archaeologists think they may have discovered the oldest chess piece in the world, excavated from a seventh-century trading site in Jordan.
The way the artists saw themselves in the mirror was likely a bit different than how others saw them.
Historians recently uncovered the name of a fourth spy who delivered U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets in the 1940s.
Two mummified lions, dating back about 2,600 years, have been discovered in a tomb full of cat statues and cat mummies in Saqqara, in Egypt.
A sprawling humanoid-shaped Nazca Line etched into the Peruvian desert has just been discovered by a team of scientists using artificial intelligence.
Irrigation, writing, trigonometry, calculus — many important discoveries and innovations were made in "the land between two rivers."
Two infants were buried some 2,100 years ago wearing "helmets" made from the skulls of other children, archaeologists have discovered.
An artist’s reconstruction of an ancient hunter-gatherer woman shows a stern-faced woman wearing a feather cape and sitting upright on a bed of antlers.
Almost 2,000 years ago, at a time when the Romans ruled Egypt, a woman named "Demetria" was laid to rest in a magnificently decorated catacomb at Saqqara in Egypt.
New DNA evidence suggests that Egyptians captured wild birds for millions of ritualistic sacrifices, rather than farming the animals.
The wreck of a Royal Navy submarine that mysteriously disappeared with 44 people on board during World War II has been discovered off the Mediterranean island of Malta.
Hundreds of bottles of cognac and Benedictine liqueur have been salvaged from a ship sunk by a German U-boat in the Baltic Sea in 1917.