History Stories
AUTHOR: Jennie Cohen
Dinosaurs Were Strong Swimmers, Study Suggests
April 10, 2013

Theropod dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus rex held their own in the water, according to new evidence. Read More

9 Zany April Fools’ Day Hoaxes
April 1, 2013

From spaghetti trees to a Nixon comeback, check out some of history’s most elaborate April Fools’ Day pranks. Read More

Shroud of Turin Not a Medieval Forgery, According to New Book
March 28, 2013

A scientific analysis has yielded a new age for the Shroud of Turin, contradicting claims that the relic is a fake. Read More

Ancient Egyptian Mummification Practices Revisited by New Study
March 26, 2013

A new study casts doubt on ancient historians’ descriptions of the mummification process. Read More

Did Four-Winged Birds and Dinos Fly the Ancient Skies?
March 14, 2013

Researchers believe the very first birds inherited a four-wing configuration from their dinosaur ancestors. Read More

Ancient Mars Could Have Harbored Life, Rover Finds
March 13, 2013

An analysis of rock dust by the Curiosity rover suggests that life could once have thrived on the Red Planet. Read More

Evidence of Fabled Viking Navigational Tool Found
March 7, 2013

A discovery from the wreckage of a 16th-century ship may finally prove that the Vikings’ legendary “sunstones” really existed. Read More

Giant Ancient Camel Roamed the Arctic
March 5, 2013

A cold-weather camel that lived 3.5 million years ago has been discovered in Canada’s High Arctic. Read More

Did Rabbits Kill the Neanderthals?
March 4, 2013

Neanderthals’ fate was sealed when they passed on a rabbit-rich diet, according to new research. Read More

Richard the Lionheart’s Mummified Heart Gets a Forensic Workup
February 28, 2013

Researchers have conducted a biomedical analysis of King Richard I’s embalmed heart. Read More