The Maya calendar stopped forever because of long, catastrophic drought, according to a new study on the collapse of this Mesoamerican civilization.
New research suggests that in Italy iced products were enjoyed by rich and poor alike as long as 300 years ago.
DNA analysis has solved two mysteries that have long puzzled the horse-racing world. The study unmasked the truth in a 132-year-old Epsom Derby, revealing which of two horses actually won the race, and confirmed the authenticity of the 220-year-old skeleton of the Eclipse, a legendary name in racing worldwide.
New research might offer more circumstantial evidence that Amelia Earhart died as a castaway on Nikumaroro island, an uninhabited atoll in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati.
A secret wartime report into Hitler's mental state reveals the Nazi leader had a "messiah complex" and became increasingly paranoid as defeat loomed.
An investigation worthy of a Dan Brown novel has shed new light on the voyages of John Cabot
Ghostly shoes and boots scattered around the wreck suggest that they belonged to bodies.
The chivalrous code "women and children first" appears to have sunk with the Titanic 100 years ago. Long believed to be the golden standard of conduct in a shipwreck, the noble edict is in fact a myth that has been nourished by the Titanic disaster, says a new study.
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