AUTHOR: Sarah Pruitt
DNA Suggests A Maternal “Dynasty” In Ancient Southwest Society
February 27, 2017

Using DNA from 14 people found buried in an elaborate complex in New Mexico, scientists concluded that elite status in the Chacoan society passed through the maternal line. Read More

Scientists Make Biggest Breakthrough in Quest to Find Life Beyond Earth
February 23, 2017

Scientists have discovered a new solar system, consisting of seven warm, rocky planets orbiting the dwarf star Trappist-1, just 39 light years from Earth. Read More

Did Salmonella Kill Off the Aztecs?
February 22, 2017

New DNA research suggests a deadly form of salmonella may have been behind the collapse of the Aztec civilization. Read More

Scientists Say They Could Bring Back Woolly Mammoths Within Two Years
February 17, 2017

A team of scientists working on the “de-extinction” of the woolly mammoth say they are on the brink of resurrecting the prehistoric species, in a revised form. Read More

That Time Winston Churchill Wrote About Aliens
February 16, 2017

How did Winston Churchill distract himself from the impending threat of Nazi Germany in 1939? According to a recently-discovered essay, he wrote about extraterrestrials. Read More

After 60 Years, Archaeologists Find New Dead Sea Scrolls Cave
February 15, 2017

Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a 12th cave associated with the famed ancient Dead Sea Scrolls, the first such site to be excavated since 1956. Read More

George Washington and the Slave Who Got Away
February 8, 2017

In 1796, a 22-year-old slave woman named Ona Judge fled President George Washington’s household for a life of freedom in New Hampshire. Read More

New Book Sheds Light on the Murder of Emmett Till
February 3, 2017

In light of a new revelation about the lynching of Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955, we take a look back at the case and its impact on the growing civil rights movement. Read More

The Man Behind Black History Month
February 2, 2017

Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) dedicated his life to educating African Americans about the achievements and contributions of their ancestors. Read More

Scientists Say Lost Ancient Continent Lies Beneath Island in Indian Ocean
February 1, 2017

A new study suggests the prehistoric continent of Mauritia, once nestled between India and Madagascar, now lies scattered into pieces on the ocean floor. Read More