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Scientists try to uncover the brilliance of Leonardo da Vinci.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Skeletons reveal medieval people ingested lead from fancy pottery.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Using data from military bases, experts hope to track the next flu epidemic.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Crooning to the upper tier.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

70th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing (infographic)

Michael Greshko, Contributor

It wasn’t sanitation that spread the disease.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Ancient Romans ate meals most Americans would recognize.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Comparing carbon atoms among mummies reveals vegetarian diets.

Alexander Hellemans, Contributor

Metal in ancient shipwrecks has value for both historians and scientists.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

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