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Purple, Magic failed to give enough warning.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Efforts could help reproduce frankincense before natural sources disappear.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

In the 1940s there were 5,000 scholars from China -- some stayed in the U.S. and some went back to China after 1949

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Interpreting clues from 500-year-old book required math developed long after initial publication.

Andrew Silver, Contributor

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

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