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Jun 14, 2013
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JFK Assassination: Why We Still Buy Conspiracies
How and why John F. Kennedy was killed has been one of most highly debated topics of the modern era. Ben Bowlin, from "Stuff They Don't Want You To Know," breaks down why the shadowy theories around his death still linger after all these years.
Nobel Prizes: Who Won and Who Got Snubbed
The 2013 Nobel Prizes have been announced. This year's prizes went to people doing amazing work, but not everyone can win. Trace looks at who won, who was snubbed, and which deserving scientists from the past never took home a medal.
Tell the Future About Your History!
If the world ends on Friday what becomes of humanity's accomplishments- our art, our history? Is there any way to preserve it if we all go up in flames? Anthony has all the details on the way scientists say is the best way to preserve humanity's ...
The Weird History Behind Groundhog Day
Hedgehogs, caterpillars and candles - the wacky facts behind this weird American tradition. Sure, it's a great movie, but it is much, much more.
What was the Lincoln Conspiracy?
When John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865, he was a part of a larger conspiracy that aimed to decapitate the Union government. Jorge Ribas reports.
Kennedy Detail: Confronting Conspiracies
The U.S. Secret Service detail assigned to President John F. Kennedy and his family discuss some of the conspiracy theories that surround the assassination. Discovery News reports.
Kennedy Detail: Protecting the Kennedys
What was President John F. Kennedy like to work for? What did Mrs. Kennedy and her agent bond over? The U.S. Secret Service detail assigned to the Kennedys talk about the First Family. Discovery News reports.
Kennedy Detail: That Day in Dallas
The U.S. Secret Service agents assigned to President John F. Kennedy recall moments from the day the President was assassinated on November 22, 1963. Discovery News reports.
Forensics and the JFK Assassination
A forensics expert sheds some light on the JFK assassination and what it takes to be a forensic scientist. James Williams gets the scoop.
9/11 Remembered In Language
No longer just a date, the phrase "9/11" is now part of our national lexicon, forever reminding us of that horrific day. Jorge Ribas reports.
Uncle Sam - Who Was He?
Uncle Sam is a national icon in the United States, but where did he come from? Was he a real person? James Williams takes a look into the past to find the answer.
Amelia Earhart Search Continues
Seventy-five years after her mysterious disappearance, the search for Amelia Earhart's airplane continues. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery believe they can find what others couldn't. Martin Berman reports.
Frederick Douglass Slave Village Uncovered
Archaeologists have uncovered more buildings that made up a slave village where Frederick Douglass once lived. Jorge Ribas visits the dig.
Michelangelo's Face Revealed
Portraits of Michelangelo suggest he was nowhere near as beautiful as the works of art he produced. Discovery News' Rossella Lorenzi, in Florence, Italy, unmasks his new face.
DaVinci's Outline In The Last Supper?
Did Leonardo DaVinci use his own shadow to create the outline of Jesus in The Last Supper? James Williams speaks with a researcher who has found evidence in Leonardo's manuscripts suggesting that's the case.
Mona Lisa's Childhood Home Found
The woman behind one of the world's most famous paintings was born in a humble house in Florence, according to new documents. Rossella Lorenzi gets the story.
DaVinci Perfected World's Largest Horse Statue
Leonardo DaVinci conceived, but never finished, the world's largest equine statue. This project failure has puzzled scholars ever since. Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out why this project came to a grinding halt.
Pompeii Body Casts Invade New York
The largest collection of body casts ever to leave Pompeii is on display in New York City. The exhibit details the life of residents just before the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, as well as the forms they left behind in the ashes.
Is Picasso Sketch a Fake?
Forgery expert Baruch Halpern takes a hard look at a possible Pablo Picasso sketch while James Williams follows along.
Mythical Roman 'She-Wolf' Cave Discovered
Archaeologists have uncovered the legendary grotto in which Rome's founders were said to have been nursed by a "she-wolf." James Williams reports.
Ancient Lost Army Found?
Has the lost army of Cambyses II been found? The Persian army of 50,000 soldiers supposedly perished in a sandstorm in ancient Egypt 2500 years ago. Researchers have located a valley of bones they think may belong to the fabled army.
Decapitated Gladiators Found in England?
The lives of Roman gladiators and the wide reach of the bloody games throughout the empire is coming more into focus thanks to the discovery of a possible gladiator graveyard in Britain. Jorge Ribas talks to the excavation's field officer.
Ancient Etruscan House Discovered
For the first time, Italian archaeologists have uncovered an intact Etruscan house. Researchers hope this find sheds light on the mysterious pre-Roman civilization. Rossella Lorenzi reports.
Ancient Roman Aqueduct Source Discovered
Two British filmmakers recently uncovered the long-lost source of Rome's ancient aqueduct. Rossella Lorenzi reports on the discovery.
Does archaeology really include globetrotting adventures filled with mystery, danger and romance? Jorge Ribas gets the answer from a real-life archaeologist.
World's Oldest Ropes Found
Coils of nearly 4,000 year-old rope has turned up in caves on the Red Sea. Discovery News' Rossella Lorenzi digs deep to bring us a new story from ancient Egypt.
Tut's Tomb Rises in Zurich
The tomb of a popular pharaoh is taking a trip all over Europe. Discovery News' Rossella Lorenzi follows the journey of over one thousand treasures to Switzerland.
Egypt Unwraps Pharaonic Future
During the most recent Congress of Egyptologists, the Supreme Council of Antiquities revealed plans for new museums and digs in Egypt.
Carnarvon Castle Reveals Treasures
The man who financed the search for King Tut's tomb had his own buried treasures. And now, long-hidden artifacts from Lord Carnarvon's collection are on public display in his castle.
Ancient Wood Expert
Excavating ancient ruins can turn up strange items - such as preserved wood that's thousands of years old. Discovery News' Rossella Lorenzi sits down with an ancient wood expert in Ciaro, Eygpt to find out what it takes to be an ancient wood expert.
Mummy Hunter
Dr. Zahi Hawass, chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, gives Discovery News' Rossella Lorenzi an exclusive interview.
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