What was the War of the Currents? — Ask HISTORY
In the late 19th century, three brilliant inventors, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, battled over which electricity system—direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC)-would become standard. During their bitter ...
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5 Cold War Close Calls — HISTORY Lists
While it's certainly the most famous example, 1962's Cuban Missile Crisis was not the only time the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union almost went "hot."
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Can Scientists Clone a Woolly Mammoth? Should They?
Scientists seeking to clone the long-extinct woolly mammoth may have found the best hope yet of achieving their controversial goal.
10 Things You May Not Know About Roman Gladiators — HISTORY...
Get the facts on the enigmatic men-at-arms behind Ancient Rome's most notorious form of entertainment.
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Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki Voyage
On the 100th anniversary of Thor Heyerdahl's birth, look back at his historic voyage across the Pacific on the primitive raft Kon-Tiki.