AUTHOR: Sarah Pruitt
Archaeologists Uncover Rare Egyptian Funerary Boat Near Pyramid
February 8, 2016

A team of Czech archaeologists has discovered a well-preserved Egyptian funerary boat dating back some 4,500 years buried in the sand near the Abusir pyramids. Read More

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

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

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

China Plans Historic Landing on “Dark Side” of the Moon
January 19, 2016

Chinese state media has reported that the country’s space program will launch a mission to land on the far side of the moon in 2018, two years earlier than originally scheduled. Read More

U.S. Special Ops: 6 Things You Should Know
January 13, 2016

From the Army’s Green Berets to Navy SEALs, Air Force Air Commandos, Marine Corps Raiders and beyond, Special Ops forces are the elite of the U.S. military. Read More

The Iceman’s Stomach Bug Helps Scientists Map Ancient Human Migration
January 11, 2016

Scientists discovered the common pathogen Helicobacter pylori inside the stomach of Ötzi, the 5,300-year-old “Iceman” whose naturally mummified body turned up in the Alps in 1991. Read More

Shipwrecks from Great Whaling Disaster of 1871 Found Off Alaskan Coast
January 8, 2016

Marine archaeologists recently discovered what they believe are the wrecks of two 19th-century ships that formed part of a fleet sunk off Alaska’s northwestern coast nearly 150 years ago. Read More

Giant Ape Went Extinct Rather Than Adapt its Diet
January 7, 2016

The mysterious ape Gigantopithecus, which roamed Earth some 100,000 years ago, went extinct after climate change made its preferred diet of forest fruit unsustainable. Read More