Did ancient priests fool visitors to a sulfurous subterranean stream that they had crossed the River Styx and entered Hades?
October 01, 2012 | By Mike Dash
A new high tech approach to digging in the dirt is helping paleontologists dig smarter: artificial intelligence
September 28, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Crafted from a meteorite fragment, Nazis may have taken this early Tibetan relic because it displayed a swastika
September 27, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
From the archives of an Italian museum, researchers may have found the oldest dental filling
September 21, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Energy-rich honey could have been the food that let humans get so brainy
September 20, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Strong flooding fueled by the annual monsoon threatens the ancient town of Mohenjo-Daro
September 14, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
A skeleton consistent with that of the long-dead king was unearthed recently in Leicester
September 13, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
The Wikimedia Foundation is hosting a photo contest, and you could win a trip to Hong Kong.
August 30, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Not satisfied with knowing sign language or creating "words" for banana or juice, a 30-year-old male bonobo chimp named Kanzi has proven that ancient humans aren't the only ones capable of making stone tools
August 24, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
After hundreds of years, and multiple attempts to develop a universal language the same problem still remains: no one wants to learn it
August 22, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
The race for the tallest structure in the world has been with us since humans built structures, and today it is going strong. But where's the limit?
August 20, 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
"She killed her sister, butchered her elder brothers, murdered the ruler, poisoned her mother," the chronicles say. But is the empress unfairly maligned?
August 10, 2012 | By Mike Dash
For the residents of Centralia, Pennsylvania, the fire that has been burning beneath their town for fifty years is part of what makes it home.
August 10, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
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
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
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
July 24th marks double jackpot for the intrepid explorers of years past as well for as fans of the latest photographic trend, "ruin porn."
July 24, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer