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Hershey's Redesigning Chocolate Bar For The First Time In History

Hershey's is changing its classic milk chocolate bar for the first time in history. The company is set to incorporate emojis on their treats to represent emotions and foster sharing.

Life & Style May 16, 2019

Dead Will Outnumber Living Facebook Users By 2070

At the end of the century, there will be more than 1 billion memorial pages on Facebook than living users. Researchers from Oxford believes that their findings have implications on the legacy and history of the current generation of users.

Public Health April 30, 2019

Wreck Of Australian Ship SS Iron Crown Found 77 Years After It Was Sunk By Japanese Submarine During World War II

Almost 80 years after its tragic end, the wreckage of an Australian ship sunk by a Japanese submarine in World War II has now been found by a team of scientists. Here is the story of how it was discovered.

Ancient April 26, 2019

Letter Written By Titanic Steward Richard Geddes Details Ship's Near Miss Days Before Iceberg Collision

A husband's letter to his wife shed new light on other possible things that might have led to the Titanic disaster. A letter penned by steward Richard Geddes detailed how the ship suffered a near miss before the actual iceberg collision.

Feature | Culture April 20, 2019

French Firefighting Robot Colossus Helped Save Burning Notre Dame Cathedral

Thanks to 400 brave firefighters and a powerful firefighting robot called Colossus, much of the Notre Dame Cathedral was saved after the fire. What are the specifications of the Colossus robot?

Robotics April 17, 2019

DNA Tests Confirm Romanovs’ Remains 100 Years After Brutal Assassination

Russian investigators announced that the remains of the last of the Romanovs have been authenticated by DNA tests. The latest results came on the 100th anniversary of the brutal killing of the imperial family.

Ancient July 17, 2018

Hair DNA Offers Strong Clues On 50,000-Year Aboriginal Presence In Australia

DNA from Aboriginal people reveals that modern Aboriginal Australians descended from a certain group populating the same regions for up to 50,000 years. These new findings confirm the longstanding connection of Aboriginal people to the country.

Ancient March 9, 2017

In Depth: How 60,000-Year-Old Ancient Microbes May Hold Clues To History Of Evolution

Newly discovered 60,000-year-old microorganisms may hold clues to evolutionary history. Trapped in giant crystals, the ancient microbes have survived the hostile environment on a diet of sulfite, manganese, and copper oxide.

Ancient February 21, 2017

Apple History: 20 Years Ago Today, Apple Unveiled The World's 'Fastest Powerbook'

Exactly two decades ago today, Apple launched what was claimed to be the world's 'fastest PowerBook.' Take a look back at Apple's notebook computer.

Apple February 17, 2017

Dead Sea Scrolls: Archaeologists Discover Cave In Israel That May Have Contained The Scrolls

Archaeologists have discovered another cave where the Dead Sea Scrolls were believed to have been housed. The cave is located in Israel in the cliffs of the Judean desert.

Ancient February 9, 2017

Black Friday History: What Was It All About Before Black Friday Turned Into A Shopping Phenomenon

Black Friday is a huge shopping phenomenon in our day and age, but the history behind the term is not what you might think. Many Black Friday myths try to depict how it all started, but what's the real story behind Black Friday?

Life & Style November 25, 2016

Secrets Of Charred Ancient Hebrew Scroll Unlocked Through Modern Scanning Software

Thanks to an incredible method known as "virtual unwrapping," scientists in Kentucky have uncovered the contents of a charred ancient document without having to unroll it. The parchment contains text from the Old Testament.

Ancient September 22, 2016

Was Antikythera Mechanism A 2,100-Year-Old Computer?

An ancient device thought to predict astronomical events may have been a computer built 21 centuries ago. Why did ancient Greeks build this machine?

Ancient June 12, 2016

The Convoluted History Of Getting 'Preacher' To The Screen

Although it seems that AMC had no problems in bringing Vertigo Comics' 'Preacher' to the small screen, the live-action adaptation of Jesse Custer's story actually traveled a long and twisted road.

Movies/TV Shows May 19, 2016

UK Wants To Bring Back To Life Eric, Grandfather Of Robots: Here's How You Can Help

Museum curators in the United Kingdom are planning to bring back to life a sensational robot that once became prominent in the late 1920s. Here is how you can help turn this into reality.

Robotics May 15, 2016

The History Behind Friday The 13th: The Knights Templar And Curses

Although there are competing theories about the origins of the superstitions behind Friday the 13th, one particular story from the medieval age of Paris about the Knights Templar is probably the most fascinating.

Life & Style May 13, 2016

4,500-Year-Old Female Mummy Sheds Light On Ancient History Of Peru

Archaeologists were able to discover a 4,500-year-old mummy, which may shed light into the ancient history of Peru. Aside from the mummy, experts also found some other artifacts including a necklace and pendant, which signify that the woman belonged to high-class society.

Earth/Environment April 25, 2016

Hubble Turns 26: A Brief History Of This Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope's operation has led to hundreds of discoveries about the universe in the past two decades. Take a look back to the time before Hubble helped Astronomers see the universe clearly.

Feature | Science April 23, 2016

When Was The Bible Written? New Study Suggests Earlier Than We Thought

Literacy rates of a bygone era could possibly shed light on when the Bible could have been ideally written. Research suggests that it could have been inked much earlier than previously believed.

April 13, 2016

Where Did The Carthaginian Army Leader Hannibal Cross The Alps? Scientists Follow Horse Dung Microbes For The Answer

Research suggests they could have found the route Hannibal took, while leading his Army through the treacherous Alps. The clue was surprisingly found in the horse dung.

April 6, 2016

April Fool's Day: Did It Start With A Joke? Here's A Brief History

Only a few know where and how April Fool's Day started. Many theories from historical data show that the tradition started even as early as the 16th century.

Society April 1, 2016

2017 Acura NSX Is Out: Here's A Brief History Of This Line Of Sports Car

Nearly three decades after the original Acura NSX car was introduced, the 2017 Acura NSX is now ready to impress the world. Here's a brief history of the sports car.

FUTURE TECH March 16, 2016

Scientists Have Charted The Beginning Of Global Warming To The 1930s

While popular thought has dictated that the onset of global warming began around 1979, it looks like climate change germinated decades before that hallmark year.

Animals March 11, 2016

CNN Announces 'The Eighties' Documentary Series Will Premiere March 2016

CNN has announced the premiere date of the next installment in its highly-anticipated original historical documentary series.

Movies/TV Shows February 25, 2016

A Carving Of Merlin's Face At Tintagel Castle Has Sent Brits Into An Uproar

A 'familiar face' has suddenly appeared at Tintagel Castle - according to legend, the birthplace of King Arthur - but it looks like many are unhappy with his return.

Movies/TV Shows February 17, 2016

Indiana State Museum Unveils 1829 Artifact Tied To Abraham Lincoln's Years In Indiana

Young Abraham Lincoln had used a bench mallet to construct furniture alongside his father. About 200 years later, the state museum in Indiana has loaned the relic and put it on display.

Arts & Culture February 15, 2016

Thomas Edison's First Patented Invention Was An Electric Voting Machine

Thomas Edison is best known for inventing the lightbulb and for being one of the fathers of movie-making and sound recording. There's a less-recognized invention the Wizard of Menlo Park designed that in many ways could have changed the course of American history - that is, if it had ever been given a chance.

Computers February 11, 2016

Century-Old Artifacts Uncovered At Mawson's Huts In Antarctica

Explorers uncovered century-old artifacts in Mawson's Huts in Antarctica. The snow-covered historic site housed personal items of past explorers, including a wool balaclava, which the expedition chief said was the 'highlight' of the discovery.

Arts & Culture January 4, 2016

A Brief History Of The New Year's Celebration

Let's all look to the past before greeting 2016. Learn how Jan. 1 came to be known as the New Year and why most of the world celebrates on this specific day.

Society December 31, 2015

Historians Claim Romans Discovered America Before Christopher Columbus

Historians claim that Romans set foot on America 1,000 years before Christopher Columbus did. If this theory is true, then America's history must be rewritten. A Roman sword was found off shore Oak Island, Nova Scotia and it holds the key to new historic information on who really discovered America first.

Society December 24, 2015

CERN Posted The First Website 25 Years Ago Today

With help from Tom Berners-Lee, a then-CERN scientist who is now known as the father of the World Wide Web, the organization published the first website ever 25 years ago today.

Internet December 21, 2015

Archaeologists Find Biblical-Era Seal Of King Hezekiah In Jerusalem

An ancient, biblical-era seal believed to be used by King Hezekiah during 700 B.C. was deciphered by archaeologists in Jerusalem. Experts said the discovery of the seal adds further knowledge about the king.

Arts & Culture December 6, 2015

Mystery Of Medieval Europe's Large-Scale Commercial Publishing Industry Revealed

Medieval scribes in 13th century Europe used a special technique to create ultra-thin parchments before the widespread use of paper. Scholars have attempted to explain the origin of these parchments, but a group of experts managed to find the true answer.

Arts & Culture November 25, 2015

Humans Exploited Labor Of Honeybees 9000 Years Ago: What This Reveals About Stone Age People

Humans have been using beeswax and most probably honey since ancient times. Traces of beeswax on pottery and cooking wares from as old as the Stone Age proved that honeybee products were not only used for food by ancient man but also for technological and cultural applications.

Animals November 12, 2015

X-ray Tomography To Reveal Contents Of Unopened Letters Inside 17th Century Trunk

After 300 years of being preserved, letters from the 17th century will be examined by scientists using X-ray tomography. The letters contain undelivered messages written by people from all walks of life.

Arts & Culture November 10, 2015

New Book Reveals Why We Always Line Up In The Slower Queue

In a new book to be published in December, David Andrews argues that people appear to often choose slower lines because they only notice how fast the other queues are when theirs is moving slowly. The book also ventures into the history and psychology of queuing in the modern world.

Society November 9, 2015

Emilia Clarke Took Inspiration From Cate Blanchett As Elizabeth For Role Of Khaleesi

Ladies and gentlemen, we present your beloved queens. Emilia Clarke admits to seeking inspiration from Cate Blanchett's take on Queen Elizabeth I to help her step into the character of Khaleesi.

Movies/TV Shows October 30, 2015

3D Laser Printer Makes Crowdfunding History With Over $25 M In Preorders

A company called Glowforge used crowdfunding to find funding for its 3D laser printer — and has now made the crowdfunding hall of fame as the biggest 30-day campaign in history.

Start Ups October 26, 2015

Woman Discovers 10,000-Year-Old Spearhead On A New Jersey Beach

A woman found a 10,000-year-old spearhead while walking down the beach in New Jersey. Curators are amazed by this rare find and what it could possibly tell about prehistoric life in the Americas.

Animals October 21, 2015

How The Digital Revolution Was Made In New York

Silicon Valley wasn't always America's tech hub. The New-York Historical Society's upcoming exhibition 'Silicon City' explores the Big Apple's role in the history of computers.

Computers October 20, 2015

Superheroes Take Over The New-York Historical Society This October

If you're a fan of comic books and their history, be sure to visit the New-York Historical Society from Oct. 9-February 21!

Movies/TV Shows October 5, 2015

The History Behind 'The Bastard Executioner' Is As Complex As Kurt Sutter's New Show

Kurt Sutter's new FX drama 'The Bastard Executioner' premieres Tuesday night. Get to know the real history behind the events on the show before you watch it.

Movies/TV Shows September 14, 2015

Who Was The Real Betty Boop? These Women Inspired The Classic Animated Character

The 85th anniversary of Betty Boop's debut takes place on Aug. 9. Find out the real women behind this iconic animated character all those years ago.

Movies/TV Shows August 7, 2015

Interview: Alex Wellerstein And David Saltzberg Discuss Getting History And Science Right On 'Manhattan'

'Manhattan' history consultant Alex Wellerstein and science consultant David Saltzberg discuss how they help the show's writers make the look, feel and details of the Manhattan Project accurate on the series.

Movies/TV Shows August 6, 2015

National Lampoon Hopes 'Vacation' Puts The Company On A New Course

The new reboot to 1983's 'National Lampoon's Vacation' hit theaters Wednesday. On the eve of the film's release, National Lampoon president Alan Donnes spoke to T-Lounge about the company's plans for the future.

Movies/TV Shows July 30, 2015

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