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Learn how history shapes culture and science, and how science sheds light on the past.

When London Burned: 1666’s Great Fire

Shortly after midnight on September 2, 1666, a fire broke out in a bakery near the medieval center of London. Locals took little notice...

Find of World’s Oldest Fossil Could Alter Timeline for Life on Earth

In an article published yesterday in the journal Nature, a team of Australian and British geologists announced that they have found the world’s oldest...

80-Foot Gate and Shrine Excavated in Ancient City of Tel Lachish

According to the Hebrew Bible, King Hezekiah, the 12th king of Judea, was the pious son of a godless father, Ahaz. Immediately upon succeeding...

How London Bridge Ended Up In Arizona

In 1968, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was a hot and arid backwater with a population of less than 4,000. Industrialist Robert McCulloch was desperate...

The Tank Turns 100

As the seemingly interminable Battle of the Somme entered its twelfth week, the British military deployed a new super-weapon that it believed could finally...

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