AUTHOR: Sarah Pruitt
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

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

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

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

Remembering 9/11: 15 Years Later
September 9, 2016

Five volunteers at the 9/11 Tribute Center in Lower Manhattan share their thoughts about the day that forever changed them—and the world. Read More

8 Ways the Original “Star Trek” Made History
September 8, 2016

Fifty years after the cult classic science fiction TV series “Star Trek” made its debut, take a look back at its enduring cultural impact. Read More

Microbe Behind Black Death Also Caused Devastating Plague 800 Years Earlier
August 31, 2016

Scientists have confirmed that the Black Death and another huge plague epidemic in the sixth century were caused by different strains of the same bacterium. Read More

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