Studying ancient ceramics shows that social networking and skill-sharing helped pre-Columbian civilizations survive longer.
By Mike McDowall, OZY
No fanfare. No cleverly contrived quote for the history books. And yet, at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1969, three months after Neil Armstrong’s famous step, came another giant leap for mankind. Just months after the first manned moon…
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
A rare early copy of the Magna Carta, the medieval English charter that forms the foundation of modern democratic rights, has been found in a Victorian-era scrapbook in Kent County, England.
By Colleen Shalby
On Tuesday, the White House broke a longstanding State of the Union tradition. Rather than distributing an embargoed copy of the President’s speech to the press and press alone, the address was made public on the blogging site Medium…
An audio recording of a speech given by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s, long thought to be lost in time, was made available to the masses this week online.
Last month, Museum of Fine Arts conservator Pam Hatchfield excavated a 219-year-old time capsule that Paul Revere and then-Governor Samuel Adams had buried under the Massachusetts State House.
By PBS NewsHour
What will history say about 2014? As the year comes to a close, Hari Sreenivasan gets insight from Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, Helena Andrews of The Washington Post and Evan McMorris-Santoro of Buzzfeed, who take stock of 2014 and…
A 219-year-old time capsule believed to be originally buried in 1795 by then-Governor Samuel Adams and Paul Revere was unearthed Thursday.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
On a prehistoric white shell fossil from the island of Java, tiny zig-zag shaped scratches may etch out the beginning of art history, and rewrite our human history. A study published in Nature this week found that the markings on…
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