Logan is the first Oscar screenplay based on superhero comics

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

This NYC block is famed for crime, sex and tragedy

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. The mansions,

Rembrandt painting found in basement auctions for $1M

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

Great Pyramid may have throne carved from ancient meteorite

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

Historian pleads guilty to stealing WWII dog tags

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

Hoda Kotb Makes History as the New Coanchor of the Today Show

— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 2, 2018 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

Robot to explore secret chamber inside Great Pyramid of Giza

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 reconstruct face of 1,200-year-old queen

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. They know

2,000-year-old mummy diagnosed with cancer

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

Archaeologists discover two ancient tombs in Egypt

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

Never-before-seen photo shows Bonnie and Clyde before their bloody end

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

Archaeologists discover ancient tools built with material from space

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

Artifacts from King Tut’s tomb set for international tour

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

America’s longest painting has been restored and needs a home

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. But

This was Hitler’s final meal

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,

10 Immigrant Women Who Changed the Course of US History

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

World’s first microchip can be yours for $600K

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

First steamboat crossed New York Harbor two centuries ago

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. More On: 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