New DNA Techniques Help Scientists Find Origins of African Slaves
February 5, 2016

Thanks to advances in genetic technology, scientists are using DNA from long-buried human remains to trace the origins of African slaves brought to the New World. Read More

2,000-Year-Old Roman Pyramid Gets a Makeover
February 4, 2016

Archaeologists hope the Pyramid of Cestius, built in Rome early in the first century B.C., will attract more visitors after an extensive restoration partially funded by a Japanese clothing tycoon. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the First Super Bowl
February 4, 2016

The first Super Bowl wasn’t exactly super. Explore 10 ways in which the hastily arranged first Super Bowl differed from today’s modern-day sporting spectacle. Read More

Ancient Babylonians Used Sophisticated Math to Track Jupiter
February 1, 2016

A small clay tablet created between 350 B.C. and 50 B.C. shows that Babylonian astronomers tracked Jupiter’s motion using geometric principles thought to have been invented some 1,400 years later. Read More

Barbie Through the Ages
January 29, 2016

With the release of the new 2016 Barbie Fashionistas, take a look at Barbie's cultural revolution through the years. Read More

5 Things You May Not Know About the Challenger Shuttle Disaster
January 28, 2016

Thirty years ago, the U.S. shuttle orbiter Challenger blew apart some 73 seconds after lifting off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, killing all seven astronauts on board. Read More

World’s Oldest Monument to Receive a Multi-Million Dollar Investment
January 27, 2016

A new project has allocated more than $15 million to preserve and promote Göbekli Tepe, an 11,000-year-old Turkish monument believe to be the world’s first temple. Read More

The 3,500-Year-Old Rubber Ball That Changed Sports Forever
January 26, 2016

The bouncing rubber balls used to play today’s most popular sports can be traced back 3,500 years to the dangerous—and deadly—ancient Mesoamerican sport of ulama. Read More

Evidence of Prehistoric Massacre Could Extend Warfare Timeline
January 22, 2016

Newly discovered evidence of an ancient massacre of African hunter-gatherers suggests the history of warfare may be older than previously thought. Read More

Have Researchers Discovered a (New) Ninth Planet?
January 21, 2016

Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology have found evidence of what could be a massive, newly-discovered planet in the outer reaches of the Milky Way. Read More