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Scientists Assert Decorated Viking Warrior Skeleton Long-Thought To Be Male Actually Female

Scientists Assert Decorated Viking Warrior Skeleton Long-Thought To Be Male Actually Female

The skeleton was initially found in the mid-19th century and was posited to be female two years ago. After much debate and criticism, the research team confidently asserts that the high-ranking warrior skeleton is indeed "unassailably female."
Earthquake Data Helps Scientists Discover Mountains Perhaps Bigger Than Everest Deep Inside Earth

Earthquake Data Helps Scientists Discover Mountains Perhaps Bigger Than Everest Deep Inside Earth

Researchers used seismic data from Bolivia's 1994 earthquake to map out a boundary 410 miles beneath the surface — and made a huge discovery.
King Henry VI Had Courtiers Help Him And Queen Margaret Have Sex And Procreate, Study Claims

King Henry VI Had Courtiers Help Him And Queen Margaret Have Sex And Procreate, Study Claims

King Henry VI and Queen Margaret of Anjou famously failed to produce an heir for eight years. New records indicate the pair may have brought some experts into the bedroom to help.
Israeli Scientists Claim ‘Complete Cure For Cancer’ One Year Away

Israeli Scientists Claim ‘Complete Cure For Cancer’ One Year Away

The Israeli company Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies claim to be working on a cure for cancer that uses phage display technology — which won scientists the Nobel Prize last year.
The True Story Behind Project Blue Book: When The United States Government Actually Hunted For Aliens

The True Story Behind Project Blue Book: When The United States Government Actually Hunted For Aliens

For centuries, humans have wondered if they are alone in the universe. In the early 20th century, the US government set out to figure it out once and for all.
This Week In History News, Feb. 10 – 16

This Week In History News, Feb. 10 – 16

Study shows Native American genocide caused ice age, Hitler's paintings go up for auction, text reveals medieval nun fled to "pursue carnal lust."
James Watt May Not Be The Best Known Inventor, But Without Him, The Modern World May Not Exist

James Watt May Not Be The Best Known Inventor, But Without Him, The Modern World May Not Exist

John Watt's steam engine not only streamlined travel and manufacturing, but was also an impetus for the Industrial Revolution.
Medieval Sword Pulled Out Of Danish Sewer With Blade Still Intact

Medieval Sword Pulled Out Of Danish Sewer With Blade Still Intact

"The best explanation we can come up with is that the owner of the sword was defeated in a battle."
Scientists Document Africa’s Rare Black Leopard For The First Time In Over A Century

Scientists Document Africa’s Rare Black Leopard For The First Time In Over A Century

The black leopard hasn't been photographed in Africa in more than a century. Now, 110 years later, biologists from the San Diego Zoo have broken that trend.
Medieval Nun Faked Her Own Death To Escape Convent And ‘Pursue Carnal Lust’

Medieval Nun Faked Her Own Death To Escape Convent And ‘Pursue Carnal Lust’

Joan of Leeds created a makeshift dummy to throw Archbishop Melton off track. She then fled to a town 30 miles away and was never seen again.
Stonehenge Design May Have Been Brought Over By Prehistoric Sailors From Northwestern France

Stonehenge Design May Have Been Brought Over By Prehistoric Sailors From Northwestern France

There are actually thousands of sites like Stonehenge across Europe. And one of them may have just unlocked the mysteries of the iconic megalith's origins.