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    Assassinations that shaped US history

    Adam IP Smith explores the ways in which presidential assassinations – and attempted assassinations – have transformed the history of the United StatesMatt EltonPublished:...

    Is democracy doomed? History behind the headlines

    HomeMembershipIs democracy doomed? History behind the headlinesRana Mitter and Hannah Skoda explore the long roots of recent tensions in democracies around the worldPublished: July...

    Catherine of Braganza: the Merrie Monarch’s forgotten queen

    Picture Charles II's court and you'll probably imagine a riot of excess, filled with drinking, games, and of course, mistresses. The queen by Charles'...

    Lasers reveal Roman-era circus in Spain where 5,000 spectators watched horse-drawn chariot races

    A lidar map of Iruña Veleia, a Roman-era city in Spain. (Image credit: Provincial Council of Álava) Laser beams have revealed unknown structures, including the remains...

    Trotting hippos can ‘fly’, but only in 0.3-second bursts, study finds

    A hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius) trots out of the water and onto a sand bank with diagonal limbs moving forward at the same time. (Image credit:...

    ‘It’s risky for male frogs out there’: Female frog drags and attempts to eat screaming male

    Breeding seasons can be dangerous for male frogs that attempt to impress a potential mate: They can quickly find themselves being dragged off and...

    Earth from space

    Satellite imagery provides a unique perspective on our planet and can encompass a wide range of different scientific disciplines including climate change, weather, volcanic...

    Severely injured giraffe with ‘very twisted’ zigzag neck spotted in South Africa

    The deformed giraffe was spotted at an unnamed private game reserve in Kruger National Park. (Image credit: Lynn Scott) A young giraffe with a zigzagging, seemingly...

    Astronomy

    (Image credit: Haitong Yu / Getty Images) Staring up into the night sky, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the seemingly infinite expanse of space,...

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