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Climate Change May Be Destroying World's Oldest-Known Mummies

The Chinchorros, who lived between modern-day Peru and Chile, mummified their dead at least 2,000 years before the Egyptians. But some mummies have begun to turn to ooze, so scientists investigated.

Who Takes 3,000 Photos Of NYC's Doors?

In the mid-1970s, photographer Roy Colmer cruised the streets of New York City. The result: A very particular perception of doors.

Photos: From Grace Jones to Toni Morrison, Little Girl Dresses Up Like Black Heroines

Many African-American parents try to extend black history lessons beyond February. One family has turned an experimental photo shoot into an effort to bring this history to life for their daughter.

Explorers Discover Ancient Lost City In Honduran Jungle

Chris Fisher, an archaeologist who recently returned from the site of a lost city, says that some of the objects there looked as if they hadn't been touched in centuries.

50 Years Later, Thousands Commemorate Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'

On Sunday, tens of thousands of people from around the country packed onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge in a peaceful pilgrimage to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

In Syria, Archaeologists Risk Their Lives To Protect Ancient Heritage

Academic "Monuments Men" have donned disguises and dodged snipers to help save their country's cultural riches from looting and destruction. Heritage experts warn the losses so far are incalculable.

Grace Hopper, 'The Queen Of Code,' Would Have Hated That Title

Gillian Jacobs, known for her role as Britta Perry on Community, directed a short documentary on the computer programming pioneer. She says Hopper wasn't fond of the hype over her accomplishments.

Obama: 50 Years After 'Bloody Sunday,' March Is Not Yet Over

The president, speaking at an event in Selma, Ala., to commemorate the march, said "our union is not yet perfect. But we are getting closer."

Marchers Tie Selma Message To Today's Injustices

President Obama and the first family will be in Selma, Ala., to mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma voting rights protests. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NPR's Debbie Elliott from Selma.

Teaching The Grim Reality Of The Donner Party

The Donner Party has a dark history. So how do you explain it to kids? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Tom Fay, one of the descendants of the Donner Party, about his family history.