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The ghost of an ancient disease could inform the fight against COVID-19.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Fifty years ago, an explosion changed the flight of Apollo 13 into a saga of skill, fortitude, and resilience. A reporter who covered the mission recounts the details.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Researchers use the DNA of currently-living Quebecois to help identify their ancestors.

Jesse Kathan, Contributor

Assyrian sculptures date from the good times when the water flowed.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

The researchers hope to resurrect a variety of date that was praised in antiquity but lost to time.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Wood from the foundation of a 2,000-year-old building in Rome traced to a mountain forest in what is now France.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The disease disappeared, but Anne Boleyn's ghost still walks the bloody tower.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

People in a hall. The walls are covered in images of people, horses, archers, and decorations.

New data sheds light on the impact of an ancient drought.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Recently uncovered archaeological evidence matches the Bible's account of Babylonian invasion 2,600 years ago.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

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