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Microbes Are Immortal,
So Why Aren't Humans?

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Why die? Why not live forever? Such questions have a naive, adolescent quality, but they address profound biological mysteries for which scientists have no good answers. (Photo Researchers)

Rule, Hispania: When Spain's Empire Spanned the Globe
 
The Spanish are coming! The Spanish are coming! Actually, by at least one measure, they're already here, and their influence is growing. Still, let's back up a few thousand years and start at the beginning. (The Granger Collection)



The Church and State of Henry VIII
You might think that Henry VIII would have faded well into obscurity by now. Nevertheless, more than 450 years after his death, "Great Harry" remains one of Britain's most famous rulers. (The Granger Collection)
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