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Flying saucers to mind control: 24 declassified military & CIA secrets
By Denise Chow, Elizabeth Peterson published
From programs to build supersonic flying saucers to atomic bombs, here are the most fascinating declassified military and CIA secrets.
Are flat-earthers being serious?
By Stephanie Pappas last updated
Flat-earthers believe one of the most curious conspiracy theories on the internet. Here's a look at what they believe and why.
Rise and fall of the Teutonic Knights in All About History 126
By Jonathan Gordon published
Inside All About History 126: Discover why the Teutonic Knights brought their holy war back to Europe and how they became a major medieval power.
10 of the most notorious pirates in history
By Patrick Pester, Heather Whipps published
The most notorious pirates wreaked havoc from China to the Caribbean. Here are 10 fearsome pirates from history.
Maybe rats didn't spread the Black Death after all, new evidence suggests
By Samuel Cohn published
Recent research suggests rats may not have played the critical role in keeping plague going in Europe.
Long-lost copy of Newton's famous book 'Opticks' to be auctioned for half a million dollars
By Ben Turner published
The book is the pristine version of the two copies originally kept in Newton’s library
Martin Luther King Jr.: The iconic civil rights leader
By Jessie Szalay published
REFERENCE Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader who fought for racial and economic justice. His oft-quoted "I Have a Dream" speech made an incredible impact on the country's racial, cultural and intellectual landscape.
Prehistoric population once lived in Siberia, but mysteriously vanished, genetic study finds
By Charles Q. Choi published
A genetic study has revealed the existence of a previously unknown hunter-gatherer group that lived in Siberia upwards of 10,000 years ago.
Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II's 'handsome' face revealed in striking reconstruction
By Tom Metcalfe published
Scientists have used facial reconstruction techniques to show what the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II looked like in his prime.
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