History

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Today in History: September 24

Today in History: September 24

FOR the first time, an experimental vaccine prevents infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic on this day in 2009.

Why no one wants Trump’s childhood home

Why no one wants Trump’s childhood home

It’s the house that the President of the United States of America grew up in, but for some reason no-one wants to live in Donald Trump’s childhood home.

Fri 13 Sep 2019

Feeling lucky punks? Well it is Friday the 13th

premium_icon Feeling lucky punks? Well it is Friday the 13th

If you have a fear of the number 13 and don't want to get out of bed on Friday the 13th, the Greeks have two very long words to describe you.

Sun 1 Sep 2019

Tragic women who glowed in the dark

Tragic women who glowed in the dark

It was the job hundreds of young women fought for — but while the work seemed glamorous, there was a dark side that quickly turned deadly.

Sun 25 Aug 2019

‘Critical error’: Captain Cook’s grisly end

‘Critical error’: Captain Cook’s grisly end

Exactly 251 years ago, explorer James Cook set off on a Pacific voyage that changed the world — but a critical error led to his undignified end.

Sat 17 Aug 2019

‘Wild west’: IVF tragedies spark lawsuits

‘Wild west’: IVF tragedies spark lawsuits

A family Christmas DNA test and an incident dubbed the “worst embroyo-related tragedy in history” are highlighting flaws in the $2bn IVF industry.

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