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The Eclipses That Changed History!

Solar eclipses come around so infrequently, it feels like a historic event just to even witness one. But some eclipses from history have taken on a...

Astronomers Once Watched a Star Turn Directly Into a Black Hole!

Most dying stars go out with a bang — a supernova, more specifically. But scientists recently observed a star that went out with a whisper, skipping...

Notorious Droughts from the World History

Tropical Africa (133,000 B.C. to 88,000 B.C.) By extracting sediment cores from Lake Malawi, one of the largest and deepest lakes on Earth, scientists determined...

Origin of Noodles

Summary Noodles started out as dumplings: just little balls of flour and water. At some point, someone started to make them into noodle shapes, probably because...

Prehistoric ape from Germany was a pioneer of two-legged walking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fossils unearthed in southern Germany of a remarkable ape that lived about 11.6 million years ago may dramatically alter the understanding...

The Complete History of California Gold Rush

The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 sparked the California Gold Rush, arguably one of the most significant events...

Ancient Greek Temples Were Purposely Built Over Fault Lines!

Earthquakes were a pretty common phenomenon in ancient Greece — terrifying and destructive, sure, but also a known risk of living in certain areas....

The Nasca Lines Are Ancient Desert Designs You Can Only See From the Sky!

If you were to tromp across the Nasca Desert of southern Peru, you'd likely walk across enormous designs in the ground — we're talking...

Underwater Cities Found In Mysterious Places!

Submerged cities are, by their very nature, baffling to behold, but sometimes these underwater towns are discovered under especially mystifying circumstances. From unexpected scientific...

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