O’Donnell: Victory or Death–A Desperate Plan that Changed the Course of the Revolution

This Christmas marks the 242nd anniversary of a battle that changed the course of history. You think America has problems in 2018? Try living as a Patriot during the winter of 1776. Washington’s army had lost one battle after another. The economy had tanked. And the paper money the United States printed seemed worthless. Americans […]

DNA from 6000-year-old chewing gum reveals how an ancient woman lived

By Clare Wilson She dined on duck, eels and hazel nuts, before settling down to a spot of tool-making, using birch bark pitch as a glue for sticking stone blades to wooden handles. The dark-haired, dark-skinned woman chewed the pitch for a while to make it more pliable, then for some reason spat out a […]