Possible Chinese Skeletons Could Rewrite Roman History
September 27, 2016

Scientific examination of bones found in an ancient Roman graveyard suggests that even 2,000 years ago London was attracting visitors from as far away as China. Read More

Did Humans Kill Off the Hobbits?
September 26, 2016

New carbon dating of ancient teeth found on the Indonesian island of Flores suggests early humans may have driven the “hobbit” species Homo floresiensis into extinction. Read More

DNA Study Finds Aboriginal Australians World’s Oldest Civilization
September 23, 2016

An unprecedented DNA study has found evidence of a single human migration out of Africa and confirmed that Aboriginal Australians are the world’s oldest civilization. Read More

Scientists Virtually Unroll, Read Ancient Biblical Scroll
September 22, 2016

Using a computer program, scientists for the first time have digitally unwrapped and read a severely damaged ancient Hebrew scroll without even touching it. Read More

Antikythera Shipwreck Yields Ancient Human Skeleton
September 21, 2016

A team of archaeologists and oceanographers excavating the famous Antikythera shipwreck in Greece recently extracted a 2,100-year-old human skeleton from its watery grave. Read More

Nazi Time Capsule Unearthed in Poland
September 20, 2016

An 82-year-old time capsule containing perfectly preserved Nazi relics including copies of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” has been found at a former Nazi training school in Poland. Read More

Organizations Acknowledge George Washington’s Biracial Family Tree
September 19, 2016

After 200 years of rumors, two organizations have recognized the African-American descendants of the first U.S. president’s step-grandson (and adopted son). Read More

The Tank Turns 100
September 16, 2016

It was a century ago that a staple of modern warfare—the tank—first made its combat debut at the Battle of the Somme. Read More

Ace of Aces: How the Red Baron Became WWI’s Most Legendary Fighter Pilot
September 16, 2016

Manfred von Richthofen—better known as the “Red Baron”—was the top scoring flying ace of World War I, with 80 aerial victories between September 1916 and his death in April 1918. Read More

Scottish Missionary Who Died at Auschwitz Left Handwritten Will
September 15, 2016

Jane Haining, a matron at a Scottish missionary school in Budapest, refused to abandon her young Jewish charges—and gave her life for it. Read More