It’s a good time for genre films. The Oscar nominations, released Tuesday, were kind to horror movie Get Out and monster fantasy The Shape of Water (which picked up the most total nominations with 13). Science-fiction epics Blade Runner 2049 and Star Wars: The Last Jedi also racked
Along Riverside Drive, between 105th and 106th Streets, stands a distinguished line of Beaux Arts-style mansions known as the Seven Beauties.
When numbers 330 through 337 were built at the turn of the 20th century, millionaires were drawn to what was touted to be the next Fifth Avenue.
EUGENICS is a movement now associated with the crimes against humanity committed by the Nazis during Hitler’s rule over Germany.
Here's what you need to know about the now-discredited "science" which actually began in Britain and was once popular throughout the world.
The Oxford English Dictionary describes Eugenics as: “The
Three brothers in New Jersey, and a keen-eyed German art aficionado, made a killing from the sale of a small painting gathering dust in a Teaneck basement — that turned out to be an early work by the 15th century Dutch master Rembrandt.
The Landau brothers, Ned, Roger and
A real-life “Iron Throne” carved from the core of a meteorite could be hidden inside the Great Pyramid.
Professor Giulio Magli of Milan Polytechnic believes the throne of the pharaoh Khufu is concealed in a secret chamber deep within the Ancient Wonder.
Ancient Egyptians are known to have used meteoritic
BALTIMORE — A French historian pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing dog tags and numerous other documents of U.S. servicemen whose planes crashed during World War II.
Antonin DeHays, a 33-year-old author whose historical research focused largely on events at the French beach at Normandy, where President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s
THE C-WORD was tonight used in the House of Lords - for the first time in history.
A Conservative peer described how an activist was called a "f***ing Tory c***" while campaigning for the party in the General Election.
Baroness Jenkin apologised for using the offensive words but insisted it
LIVERPOOL and Everton will play each other for the 230th time in football history when they go head-to-head in the FA Cup third round on Friday.
Jurgen Klopp's Reds host Sam Allardyce's Toffees with not just local bragging rights, but a spot in the fourth round at stake.
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The Today show kicked off 2018 with some big news. On Jan. 2, Savannah Guthrie announced Hoda Kotb as the new coanchor of the morning show. Kotb will continue to cohost Today's fourth hour alongside Kathie Lee Gifford. The 53-year-old is replacing Matt
BBC1’s new big-budget drama McMafia got off to a shocking start with one of the most gruesome murder scenes in TV history.
James Norton’s character, Alex Godman, had to watch as gangsters slit his uncle’s wrists and slashed his throat as he spewed a fountain of blood from his
A BABY girl died in her mother's arms in a bathtub as she desperately tried to protect her from the horrific New York apartment block blaze that killed at least 12 people.
The inferno was the deadliest residential fire to hit New York City in at least 25 years
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The curator of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum wasn’t exactly sure what would be found: records indicated five display boxes long used to exhibit captured British flags from the War of 1812 actually concealed more banners underneath.
But not until all 61 banners were painstakingly removed
If the malfunctioning “18” sign isn’t fixed by Sunday night, the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebrations could bomb out — and it wouldn’t be the first time!
On Dec. 31, 1904, when Big Apple revelers rang in the new year with a literal bang — a dynamite blast
French researchers are building an exploration robot that is set to reveal the secrets of mystery chambers inside the Great Pyramid of Giza.
The new robot will be able to squeeze into a long narrow passage that leads to the inner chambers and see what’s been hiding in there
Archaeologists have learned a great deal about “the Huarmey Queen” in the five years since they discovered the tomb at El Castillo de Huarmey in Peru and found her body inside.
They’ve learned that she was from the pre-Incan Wari culture and she lived about 12 centuries ago.
Modern medicine can be a truly amazing thing, extending and sometimes outright saving the lives of people who would otherwise meet untimely ends. For one man who lived some 2,000 years ago, doctors arrived many centuries too late, but his remains have gotten plenty of attention from medical
LUXOR, Egypt — Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have discovered two ancient tombs in the southern city of Luxor.
The ministry said Saturday that one tomb has five entrances leading to a rectangular hall, and contains painted wooden funerary masks, clay vessels and a mummy wrapped in linen. The
A never-before-seen photo shows notorious lovebirds Bonnie and Clyde locking lips before their murderous crime spree came to a gruesome end in Texas.
Along with the snap of the loved-up fugitives, another rare photo shows their bullet-riddled bodies after they were each shot more than 50 times.
These and other
We may still be looking for proof that aliens exist, but new research into some very curious ancient tools now reveals that humans were using extraterrestrial material long before mankind even dreamed of flying out of Earth’s atmosphere. The findings, which were published in the Journal of Archaeological
LOS ANGELES — Artifacts from King Tut’s tomb are going on tour next year to mark the upcoming 100th anniversary of the discovery of the Egyptian pharaoh’s resting place.
The California Science Center says the exhibit, “KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh,” will be on view at the
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – A museum has restored the longest painting in North America so it can share the story of American whaling with the public.
The quarter-mile-long panorama toured the U.S. after it was completed in 1848. A section was featured at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
Hitler had a meager final meal of pasta and tomato sauce before he shot himself in his Berlin bunker, newly uncovered letters have revealed.
The Führer was forced to suffer the indignity of the basic grub as Allied troops rolled victoriously into the crumbling German capital on April 30,
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is less than a month away and you just know that it's going to be huge.
In fact, The Hollywood Reporter has said that the film is projected to make a massive $200 million in the US across its opening weekend.
To put that number
A LEONARDO da Vinci masterpiece that was once flogged for £45 in London has been sold again - for £340MILLION.
The Italian master's painting of Jesus went for four times its estimate after a furious 20-minute telephone bidding war in New York.
It is now the most expensive art work
As the war on immigration rages all around, taking stock of our history may be our best hope for gaining the perspective necessary to move forward. After all, history is the story of everyday people and movements over time.
Consider America's original inhabitants, who crossed the Bering Strait
The world’s first microchip is set to sell for $600,000 ahead of the 60th anniversary of its invention.
Electrical engineer Jack Kilby built the cutting edge integrated circuit in 1958 along with Tom Yeargan, who was the lead technician for the project.
The semiconductor — no bigger than a fingernail — comprises a
It’s been 200 years since the first steamboat chugged across New York Harbor and more than a century since the debut of the Staten Island Ferry.
staten island ferry
Staten Island president slams de Blasio
Man goes overboard while riding Staten Island Ferry
Man stabs ferry rider he claims used N-word, cops cast
LONDON — A letter written by one of the Titanic’s passengers a day before the ocean liner sank has sold for $166,000 at an auction in England.
The handwritten note, on embossed Titanic stationery, was penned by first-class passenger Alexander Oskar Holverson on April 13, 1912 — the day before the
School officials in Massachusetts are apologizing after a classroom photo depicted two white third-grade students holding a black classmate with “leading strings,” an example of 17th century clothing that some critics blasted as troubling and out of touch.
Derek Swanson, superintendent of the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District, said the photo taken
Hapless set-piece taker incredibly managed to scuff the ball behind him out for a thrown-in
STEP aside Iago Aspas, there's a new contender for worst corner in football history... in Bromley.
Three-and-a-half years after the former Liverpool's flops incredible scuff as the Reds threw away the Premier League title against Chelsea, the