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    iStockLosing parties often have excuses for why they came up short. If you’re playing softball, maybe the sun got in your eyes. If you drop a Monopoly game, maybe someone cheated and squatted on Park Place. And if you’re Napoleon Bonaparte, maybe a...
    iSoldierr/iStock via Getty ImagesThe heat of Mount Vesuvius’s volcanic eruption turned at least one victim’s brain into glass, new evidence suggests.This discovery may be unique, researcher Pier Paolo Petrone told National Geographic. It’s rare fo...
    Wikimedia Commons, Public DomainThe fall of the Roman Republic gave rise to the Roman Empire, making it one of the most significant events in Western history. According to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, it m...
    Archaeologists found that the Vikings constructed this boat-shaped structure out of rocks. Inside the structure the Vikings burned animal bones at a high temperature. (Image credit: Kevin Smith)Archaeologists have discovered the remains of rare artif...
    Archaeologists found that the Vikings constructed this boat-shaped structure out of rocks. Inside the structure the Vikings burned animal bones at a high temperature. (Image credit: Kevin Smith)Archaeologists have discovered the remains of rare artif...
    Archaeologists found that the Vikings constructed this boat-shaped structure out of rocks. Inside the structure the Vikings burned animal bones at a high temperature. (Image credit: Kevin Smith)Archaeologists have discovered the remains of rare artif...
    Archaeologists found that the Vikings constructed this boat-shaped structure out of rocks. Inside the structure the Vikings burned animal bones at a high temperature. (Image credit: Kevin Smith)Archaeologists have discovered the remains of rare artif...