Secrets in the News: November 15 – 21, 2014

Secrets in the News: November 15 – 21, 2014

With a chemical based on shrimp protein, scientists from Cambridge are helping to preserve wooden ships like the Mary Rose, a of the English Tudor navy of King Henry VIII. Catch up on this week's Secrets in the News.

Secrets in the News: November 1 – 7, 2014

Secrets in the News: November 1 – 7, 2014

On November 4, 1961, the legendary anchor Walter Cronkite was born. He reported on many pivotal events from 1937 to 1981, including World War II; the Nuremberg trials; Vietnam War; the Watergate scandal; the Iran Hostage Crisis; and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lennon.

Secrets in the News: October 25 – 31, 2014

Secrets in the News: October 25 – 31, 2014

Ten years after being discovered, the “Hobbit Human” remains a controversial figure, with some researchers now thinking that this diminutive human-like being might not have been human after all.

Secrets in the News: October 18 – 24, 2014

Secrets in the News: October 18 – 24, 2014

On October 20, 1973, special prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed. Cox had conducted a detailed investigation of the Watergate break-in that revealed that the burglary was just one of many possible abuses of power by the Nixon White House.

Secrets in the News: October 11 – 17, 2014

Secrets in the News: October 11 – 17, 2014

On the morning of October 16, 1793, nine months after the execution of her husband — King Louis XVI of France — Queen Marie Antoinette also faced the guillotine. Convicted of treason, she was 37 years old. Also this week, archaeologists in Peru have discovered important remains in Hatun Xauxa, south of the city of Jauja, in the central Andean region of Junin.

Secrets in the News: October 4 – 10, 2014

Secrets in the News: October 4 – 10, 2014

Archaeologists from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona discovered a palatial construction with an audience hall at La Almoloya in Pliego, Murcia, Spain. A prince's tomb in the subsoil contains the largest amount of grave goods from the Bronze Age — including outstanding items like a silver diadem, and four golden and silver ear dilators — unusual objects for that era.