May 5, 2013 — A newly cleaned painting in the Vatican, which dates to 1494, may be the first European depiction of Native Americans. The painting had been largely ignored for more than 500 years.
Jan 23, 2013 — The genes of the root vegetable have a juicy story to tell of trans-oceanic adventure. A DNA analysis of sweet potatoes adds evidence to the theory that ancient Polynesians visited South America long before the Europeans arrived.
Oct 13, 2008 — In his new book Toward the Setting Sun, historian David Boyle sheds light on new discoveries about some of the world's most famous explorers.