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Did Amelia Earhart live as an island castaway? Old photos may tell

<i>By Rossella Lorenzi</i><i><br>Discovery News</i><p>An array of detailed aerial photos of the remote island where Amelia Earhart may have survived for a time as a castaway has resurfaced in a New Zealand museum archive, raising hopes for new photographic evidence about the fate of the legendary aviator.<p>Found by …

Amelia Earhart's plane? New sonar imagery analysis raises hopes

<i>By Rossella Lorenzi</i><i><br>Discovery News</i><p>A sonar anomaly that researchers suspect might possibly be the wreckage of Amelia Earhart's aircraft is a straight, unbroken feature uncannily consistent with the fuselage of a Lockheed Electra, new analysis of the sonar imagery captured off a remote Pacific island …

HISTORY IN THE HEADLINES: More than 75 years after her disappearance, researchers may have had a breakthrough in the decades-long search for famed aviator Amelia Earhart. http://histv.co/18BBVmu

Sonar image may show Amelia Earhart's plane

(NEWSER) – A team of experts that has been chasing Amelia Earhart's elusive trail for years may be closer than ever to solving the mystery of her 1937 disappearance.<p>The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) had more than a decade ago pinpointed the Pacific island of Nikumaroro …

Richard III died in 'violent humiliation,' had unpleasant burial

If you thought being found buried under a parking lot was about as unroyal as it could get for King Richard III, think again. In a paper published today in <i>Antiquity</i>, researchers describe his body as being buried in haste, crammed into a too-small grave that was roughly dug (at the time, a proper …

Battle-bruised King Richard III hastily buried

<i>By Stephanie Pappas<br>LiveScience</i><p>The body of King Richard III was buried in great haste, a new study finds — perhaps because the medieval monarch's corpse had been out for three days in the summer sun.<p>The new research is the first academic paper published on the discovery of Richard III, which was …

Search is on for Lindbergh's lost French rivals

<i>By Eric Niiler</i><i><br>Discovery News</i><p>Search teams using underwater sonar, scuba divers and new accounts will try to solve one of the great aviation mysteries of all time: What happened to the L’Oiseau Blanc, or White Bird, a 31-foot long cloth-and-wood biplane that vanished while trying to cross the …

Mars' Mount Sharp possibly built by wind, not water

<i>By Mike Wall</i> <i><br>Space.com</i><p>The mysterious Martian mountain that beckons NASA's Curiosity rover was likely built primarily by wind rather than water, as previously believed, a new study suggests.<p>Many scientists suspect that the 3.4-mile-high (5.5 kilometers) Mount Sharpformed primarily from layers of …

May 02, 1933: Loch Ness Monster sighted

The modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster is born when a sighting makes local news on May 2, 1933. The newspaper <i>Inverness Courier</i> relates an account …

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First 1908 'Tunguska event' meteorites believed found

<i>By Megan Gannon<br>LiveScience</i><p>In June 1908, a mysterious blast occurred above the remote Russian forests of Tunguska, Siberia, with 1,000 times more power than the Hiroshima bomb, flattening trees over an area roughly the size of Tokyo.<p>The most widely accepted theory is that a huge asteroid or comet …

Richard III gravesite may include medieval knight

<i>By Megan Gannon, LiveScience</i><p>The lost English church where the body of King Richard III was discovered may still yield more treasures, researchers say. Archaeologists at the site in Leicester are preparing to expand their dig in the hopes of opening the grave of a possible medieval knight.<p>Richard …

Robot finds mysterious spheres in ancient temple

<b>By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery.com</b><p>Hundreds of mysterious spheres lie beneath the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, an ancient six-level step pyramid just 30 miles from Mexico City.<p>The enigmatic spheres were found during an archaeological dig using a camera-equipped robot at one of the most important …

Smithsonian discovers Alexander Graham Bell recording - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> and the smithsonian announced an astounding discovery. they have discovered the recorded voice heard for the first time of alexander graham bell on a wax and cardboard disk dated april 15 , 1825 , 20 years to the day after the death of lincoln.>> alexander graham bell .>> what that was there, …

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'Haunted Collector': Investigators Spooked By Ghost Of Small Child In The Shower (VIDEO)

Fans of "Haunted Collector" may never be completely comfortable in their showers again. The team was visiting a woman's house where Iroquois Indians were killed during the Revolutionary War, and she reported experience paranormal phenomenon in her home, and in the show. She said she's seen …

HISTORY LISTS: Muskets, bayonets and cannons weren't the only deadly weapons on the battlefields of the 1860s. Find out about eight unusual Civil War weapons here: http://histv.co/10K07hK

Man Buys Toy Poodles, Turn Out To Be Ferrets On Steroids

Dogs: they're man's best friend. Ferrets: they are not. So you can imagine the surprise when an Argentinian retiree took his two newly purchased toy …

Violin played on Titanic revealed for first time

The violin that was played by the brave bandmaster on the Titanic can be revealed for the first time along with the incredible story behind its discovery.<p>The wooden instrument used by Wallace Hartley as the band famously played on while the liner sank was thought to have been lost in the Atlantic …

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Hawaii: Get your lei without laying down a fortune

While Hawaii tourism may have taken it in the board shorts during the Great Recession, these days, the Aloha State is riding a new wave of popularity.<p>Nearly 8 million travelers arrived here last year, shattering the previous high-water mark set in 2006, and prices for everything from convertible …

Oldest Antarctic "Sea Monster" Found

Marine reptile swam warm polar seas 85 million years ago.<p><b>Fossils from the oldest known Antarctic "sea monster" have been found, a new study says.</b><p>The discovery of an 85-million-year-old plesiosaur has pushed back the marine reptile's presence in Antarctica by 15 million years. (See prehistoric …

Has the Loch Ness monster finally been caught on camera?

A man who has spent 26 years searching for the Loch Ness Monster claims to have taken the "best picture ever" of the beast, after dedicating 60 hours a week to his quest.<p>George Edwards spends his life on the loch taking tourists out on his boat Nessie Hunter IV. But this image is the one that's …

Ancient 'super-croc' fossil rediscovered - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience | NBC News

Long-forgotten remains of a giant dolphin-shaped crocodilian "super-predator" that could devour ancient beasts its size and larger have now been discovered in a museum drawer in Scotland, researchers say.<p>The ancient newfound crocodilian is named Tyrannoneustes lythrodectikos, which in ancient Greek …

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Reports of lake monster spark skepticism - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience | NBC News

For centuries, strange reports of a large, underwater creature have come from people living near the remote Lake Labynkyr in Siberia.<p>Now, a team of scientists from the Russian Geographical Society report they've found the skeletal remains of an animal that fits the description of the "Devil" of …

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Titanic II Interior Plans Revealed

An Australian billionaire has released blueprints for the Titanic II, with plans to set sail across the Atlantic in 2016.<p>Blue Star Line/AP Photo<p>Real …

The Beat Goes On: Titanic Band Leader's Violin Verified

An auction house in Britain announced this week it has authenticated a violin they believe belonged to Wallace Hartley, the band leader aboard the Titanic, who famously continued playing, even as the ship went down. Host Rachel Martin talks about the find and the seven-year process it took to …

'The Sea is Too Loud' and Other Strange Cruise Passenger Complaints

Cruisers say the darndest things. At least, according to UK-based cruise agent Bon Voyage they do. The company has compiled a list of the oddest …

Seven Score and 10 Years Ago: The Gettysburg Address

Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln,” which depicts the last few months of both the American Civil War and the life of the country’s 16th president, is …

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HISTORY IN THE HEADLINES: A scientific analysis has yielded a new age for the Shroud of Turin, contradicting claims that the relic is nothing but a medieval forgery. http://histv.co/ZDJULT

Violin from the Titanic Found

Violinist Wallace Hartley was the leader of the band that performed on the RMS <i>Titanic</i> on its tragic voyage in 1912. The band famously played music to …