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Groundbreaking New Study Uncovers How Cats First Spread Around The World
While the house cat is all but ubiquitous today, the question of how domesticated cats became so prevalent across cultures has riddled researchers for some time. And now, researchers believe they have an answer. According to the groundbreaking new study — presented at the 7th International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology...
Lasers Reveal Medieval Cambodian Cities Hidden In Jungle
The discovery could provide insights into why the Khmer Empire declined.
Civilization As We Know It May Have Started Because Of Beer
There's a strong case to be made that beer came before bread.
Empress Wu Zetian Killed Her Children In Order To Become China’s Only Female Ruler
Wu Zetian wouldn't let anything — not even her own children — stand between her and power.
Then and Now: El Castillo’s Unbelievable Rebirth
A 20th century restoration saved an ancient Mayan temple and made it a popular tourist site, but now its popularity may threaten its survival.
The True Story Behind Leap Year Proves We’re Just Making Up Time As We Go Along
First up: leap year doesn't actually happen every four years.
Why We Fell For The 800-Year-Old Cell Phone Hoax — And Why We’ll Keep Falling
There's an entire industry churning this stuff out, and they're raking it in.
25 Ancient Maps That Make Modern Ones Look Very Boring
These ancient maps, whether etched into brass or drawn onto deerskin, present a vivid, beautiful worldview that modern maps can't provide.
Photo Of The Day: King Tut’s Tomb May Contain Hidden Chambers
Recent discoveries reveal King Tut's tomb may have two hidden chambers.
A Brief History Of Birth Control
For almost as long as humans have existed, we’ve been trying to avoid getting pregnant. This journey through contraception's complicated past will make you feel lucky you live today.