History (derived from Ancient Greek ἱστορία (historía) 'inquiry; knowledge acquired by investigation') is the systematic study and documentation of the human past.The period of events before the invention of writing systems is considered prehistory.

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History: October 2023

‘Our Fragile Moment’ finds modern lessons in Earth’s history of climate

History Is Made: NASA’s First Asteroid Sample Has Landed, Now Secure in Clean Room

US Man Becomes Second Person in History to Receive a Pig-to-Human Heart Transplant

The history of syphilis is being rewritten by a medieval skeleton. Columbus may not have brought syphilis back to the Old World after all.

A Medieval French Skeleton Is Rewriting the History of Syphilis

Neil deGrasse Tyson takes a 'candid look' at the history of spaceflight in new StarTalk book (exclusive)

Rewriting the History of Plant Evolution: New Study Uncovers Intriguing Insights Into Plant Biology

Earliest magnetic galaxy ever detected offers clues about Milky Way history

A brief history of the standard model, our theory of almost everything

Countdown to History: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Preps for Epic Asteroid Delivery

What Was Behind The Deadliest Day in Human History?

UCL space mission could shed light on history of Earth, say researchers ahead of launch

Indiana Jones weaves his way into Apollo 11 history in 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny'

Does Science Need History? A Conversation with Lorraine Daston

History reveals vital new lessons in how to make our societies better

Zircons Unlock Earth’s Early History: Life Sprung From a “Stagnant Lid,” Not Plate Tectonics

The civilisation myth: How new discoveries are rewriting human history

A new species of early toothed whale helps us understand the history of modern dolphins

Firearm Ownership Among a Nationally Representative Sample U.S. Veterans: Male sex, conservative political ideology, rural living, home ownership, cumulative trauma burden, and lifetime history of alcohol use disorder were most strongly associated with firearm ownership.