AUTHOR: Sarah Pruitt
Did Lucy, Famed Human Ancestor, Die After Falling From a Tree?
August 30, 2016

In a new study, researchers claim to have solved the mystery of how the early human ancestor known as Lucy died nearly 3.2 million years ago. Read More

Earth-Like Planet Found Orbiting Sun’s Nearest Neighbor
August 25, 2016

Astronomers have detected a planet orbiting the Sun’s nearest neighboring star that may be the closest possible home for life outside our solar system. Read More

Exact Replicas of the Mysterious Voynich Manuscript to be Published
August 23, 2016

A small Spanish press has won the right to publish exact replicas of the unreadable 15th-century manuscript that has been called the world’s most mysterious book. Read More

The History Teacher Who Outwitted the Gestapo
August 23, 2016

Meet the history teacher-turned-Resistance heroine who outwitted the Gestapo and rescued her husband (more than once) from captivity. Read More

Scholar Claims Worship of Water Explains Mexico’s Ancient City
August 15, 2016

An archaeologist studying the mysterious ancient city of Teotihuacán argues it was built as an aquatic sanctuary dedicated to the worship of water. Read More

New Study Suggests Solar Storm in 1967 Nearly Caused Nuclear War
August 12, 2016

A new study reveals how a powerful solar storm nearly caused the Cold War to erupt into a nuclear struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. Read More

Largest-Ever Carnivorous Dinosaur Footprint Discovered in Bolivia
August 1, 2016

A tour guide in Bolivia recently stumbled on a giant fossilized footprint measuring more than a meter wide, left some 80 million years ago by a meat-eating dinosaur. Read More

Rare Noah’s Ark Mosaic Discovered at Ancient Israeli Synagogue
July 13, 2016

In their excavations of an ancient synagogue in northern Israel, archaeologists uncovered two stunning mosaics depicting Noah’s Ark and the parting of the Red Sea. Read More

Mary Todd Lincoln May Have Had Pernicious Anemia
July 11, 2016

In a new book, a physician and scholar argues that a deficiency in vitamin B12 could explain the first lady’s long list of ailments and notoriously strange behavior. Read More

Researchers Reconstruct Prehistoric Funeral of Female Shaman
July 8, 2016

Analysis of a 12,000-year-old grave in northern Israel revealed details about the elaborate funeral of a woman believed to be a female shaman. Read More