From its start in Massachusetts, of all places, to its inspiration of a John Waters film, the lawn ornament has some staying power
September 2012 | By Abigail Tucker
A look at how artists spent their summer vacations—at the beach
August 31, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
The astronaut's lunar outfit was designed by the women's bra manufacturer and inspired a series of space age fashions
August 27, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
A severe drought, exacerbated by widespread logging, appears to have triggered the mysterious Mayan demise
August 23, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Scientists are accepting DNA samples from cryptozoologists who claim to have evidence of the Yeti
August 17, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Archaeologists are excavating hundreds of skeletons from the boggy swamps, and the remains belong to men who all sacrificed around the time of Christ
August 15, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Geneticists are busy figuring out whether humans and Neanderthals got busy
August 15, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Amateur archaeologist claims to have found lost pyramids using Google Earth. Real archaeologists are skeptical
August 14, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Flooding fueled by heavy rains brought down a 36 meter long stretch of the Great Wall of China.
August 10, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Unearthed from a site near modern day St. Louis, Missouri, archaeologists found tea residue in pottery beakers that dates back to as early as 1050 A.D.
August 08, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Vintage styles cycle in and out of favor among medal-winning racers
August 08, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
With a watercolor sketchbook guide, Adolf Konrad drew on his talents to record his belongings
August 01, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
Johnson liked his Haggar slacks slack—and colorfully described a special custom-cut
July 30, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
Underneath a massive rock slab which rests on dozens of narrow stilts researchers have found the world's oldest stone axe, and a vast collection of painted artwork.
July 30, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Important Native American artifact seen in Smithsonian portrait fetches $877,500 at Nevada auction
July 25, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
Roughly 40,000 years ago, the Neanderthals that lived in the Mediterranean disappeared. Whether they simply up and left, or died off, is anybody’s guess. They were still a common sight in western Europe for another 10,000 years, so outright extinction is off the table. In trying to understand what lead to the Neanderthal’s decline, archaeologists [...]
July 24, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Victoria has been keeping secrets for a long, long time. Hidden away in an Austrian castle archaeologists uncovered four 600-year old linen bras, a find that shouldn't have been.
July 19, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Two 3,000 year old bodies discovered in a Scottish bog turned out not to be two bodies at all. The ancient skeletons are stitched together from the remains of six individuals.
July 10, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Archaeologists working in northern Germany may have found one of the most important cities in Viking history—Sliasthorp, where once sat the first Scandanavian kings.
July 06, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Layered, corseted summer garments kept women proper and fashionable, if not cool
July 03, 2012 | By Emily Spivack