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Secrets in the News: November 29 – December 5, 2014

Secrets in the News: November 29 – December 5, 2014

Scientists have determined with nearly 100-percent accuracy that the remains discovered under a municipal parking lot in Leicester, England, belonged to King Richard III. Also this week, evidence of infidelity in Richard III's family tree was found.

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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.

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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, ...

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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