The M.S. Balmoral will retrace the steps of the ill-fated Titanic as part of a memorial cruise that's attracted hundreds of passengers interested in history and the voyage 100 years ago that saw the Titanic strike an iceberg and sink to the bottom of the North Atlantic.
After World War II, millions of Ukrainians became refugees when the Soviet Union began ethnic cleansing. George Orwell's novel "Animal Farm" became popular among Ukrainian refugees, as it reminded them of the hardships they endured under Stalinist rule.
The National Archives Monday published online the full records of the 1940 census. It's the first United States census to be fully digitalized, and the record opens up a rare window to understanding mid-century America.
The Boston Globe's photography critic, Mark Feeney, looked at the photo of the Miami Heat wearing hoods, which LeBron James posted on his Twitter account this week, and was struck by the emotion and stillness of the image, calling it an insight into the morality and the grief the shooting of Trayvon Martin has inspired.
In Mexico this month, a cave was found with the remains of more than 160 people. As Mexico's drug war rages on, the immediate thought was this was a mass grave of people killed by drug dealers. It wasn't. And when officials determined that they swept the remains up in large trash bags and hauled them off without respect for the history they represent.
The Whitechapel Foundry has been making bells for more than four centuries. They've made the bell atop Big Ben, in Westminster Abby and a host of less prominent ones as well. Now, the foundry's employees are enjoying some very high-profile work -- a series of bells for Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee and another bell for the Olympics.
Politicians and veterans groups in Australia, the U.K. and Canada, as well as other area, are outraged over the intentional vandalism of World War II-era graves in Benghazi, Libya.
Animals have played a very large role in The White House, providing companionship to the presidents and their families. But dogs aren’t the only species that have been trusted White House aides. Several of the first pets have been very unique animals of all sizes and stripes.
New archeological finds have led a Smithsonian Institute researcher to write a book detailing what he believes is the journey of the first Americans, from Europe to North America's east coast. This contradicts earlier evidence that the first Americans came from Asia.
The Soviets were well-known for the dark humor they used to get through the days. Now, as Russians protest Vladimir Putin's re-election campaign, many are turning back to that same dark humor.