(CNN) — "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," the saying goes. But whoever said that didn't face weather of the predicted
The story of progress is complicated and that’s why Bill Gates is always looking for a better way to communicate it. Recently, Gates shared an infographic that tells the story simply, clearly and visually.
After a decade of work, the restoration of King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt is finally complete — a project described as a "must-see" attraction. The tomb, which is nearly 3,000 years old, was restored
Myth #1: He grew more radical in his last years Here's the standard take on King's evolution: He grew more radical in the last three years of his life as he turned against the Vietnam War and focused poverty.
His big toe is roughly the height of a basketball hoop. You’d have to climb 182 meters, or 597 feet, into the sky to reach the top of the Statue of Unity, the world’s tallest statue and a tribute to Sardar
A Greek merchant ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found lying on its side off the Bulgarian coast. The 23m (75ft) wreck, found in the Black Sea by an Anglo-Bulgarian team, is being hailed
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Hope Diamond, a rare blue diamond that is one of the world's most famous jewels, has had a complicated history, passing through the hands of monarchs and bankers and heiresses
“It was the greatest group of photographers ever assembled in America,” says Hank O’Neal about the men and women hired by a US government agency – the prosaically named Farm Security Administration (FSA)
Every so often an image flashes across our collective social consciousness that forever changes how we see the world and ourselves. This is one of them. Every so often something comes along that dramatically
More than two centuries after July 4, 1776, the men who signed the Declaration of Independence — especially John Hancock — are famous. But the woman whose name also appears on the document, or at least
From the unmatched wonder of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat to the sprawling majesty of the temples of Bagan in Myanmar (aka Burma). From Egypt’s Great Sphinx of Giza to the extraordinary carved city of Petra Jordan.
"In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery," write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), "the nation needs an intervention." This new
If you wanted to hear the future in late May, 1968, you might have gone to Abbey Road to hear the Beatles record a new song of John Lennon’s—something called “Revolution.” Or you could have gone to the