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Archaeologists Find Traces Of Tobacco In 1,000-Year-Old Mesoamerican Vessels

Archaeologists Find Traces Of Tobacco In 1,000-Year-Old Mesoamerican Vessels

The ceramic vessels found in present-day Guatemala contained traces of nicotine residue, evidence that ancient people in Mesoamerica may have consumed tobacco during rituals.
Photographers Document Humpback Whale Sex For The First Time — And It’s Between Two Males

Photographers Document Humpback Whale Sex For The First Time — And It’s Between Two Males

The sighting occurred in January 2022 off the coast of Hawaii and marks the first observed instance of copulation in the species.
Rare Piece Of Metal Armor Unearthed At 17th-Century Colonial Fort In Maryland

Rare Piece Of Metal Armor Unearthed At 17th-Century Colonial Fort In Maryland

The metal tasset would have connected to a breastplate and been worn over the thigh as part of a larger piece of body armor.
The Tragic Story Of Layne Staley’s Death And The Speedball Overdose That Caused It

The Tragic Story Of Layne Staley’s Death And The Speedball Overdose That Caused It

After a long struggle with drug addiction, Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley died of a speedball overdose on April 5, 2002 — but his body wasn't discovered for two weeks.
‘Extremely Rare’ 4,000-Year-Old Copper Dagger Found In Polish Forest

‘Extremely Rare’ 4,000-Year-Old Copper Dagger Found In Polish Forest

The dagger found in Jarosław Forest probably came from outside of Poland as copper objects in the region were considered "extremely rare" 4,000 years ago.
Two Of The World’s First PCs Were Just Rediscovered By Accident, Thanks To A U.K. Cleaning Company

Two Of The World’s First PCs Were Just Rediscovered By Accident, Thanks To A U.K. Cleaning Company

The two Q1 microcomputers were discovered in December 2023, and hadn't been seen since the 1970s.
Forgotten 19th-Century Chocolate Factory Unearthed In Barcelona

Forgotten 19th-Century Chocolate Factory Unearthed In Barcelona

The renowned Spanish chocolate factory operated for decades in the 19th century before apparently shutting its doors.
Excavations Of An Iron-Age Cemetery In Italy Reveal Skeletons Buried Alongside Dogs And Horses

Excavations Of An Iron-Age Cemetery In Italy Reveal Skeletons Buried Alongside Dogs And Horses

Though some of the animal remains were cows and chickens, probably left as food offerings, other graves contained dogs and horses, which may have been pets buried alongside their owners.
Inside The Enduring Mystery Of When Jesus Was Born

Inside The Enduring Mystery Of When Jesus Was Born

Jesus Christ was likely born sometime between 6 and 4 B.C.E. — but no one knows the exact date.
New Study Claims To Identify The Tombs Of Alexander The Great’s Father, Half-Brother, And Son

New Study Claims To Identify The Tombs Of Alexander The Great’s Father, Half-Brother, And Son

Researchers have long believed that Alexander the Great's relatives were buried at the "Great Tumulus" in modern-day Greece, but the new study suggests that experts had the order of the tombs mixed up.
The Real Story Of Mormon Underwear, The Sacred Temple Garments Worn Day And Night By Members Of The LDS Church

The Real Story Of Mormon Underwear, The Sacred Temple Garments Worn Day And Night By Members Of The LDS Church

Mormon temple garments are meant to remind LDS members of their covenants with Christ and shield them from temptation and evil — while some Church members even claim the underwear has protected them from accidents.