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New Study Reveals Source of Stonehenge Rocks

A new study of Stonehenge’s smaller rocks pinpoints their exact source, raising questions about how they may have been transported to the monument’s site.

Clovis-era tools originally discovered along with the remains of a one-year-old boy at a burial site in western Montana in 1968. (Credit: Sarah Anzic

Ancient Infant’s DNA Provides Key to Native American Ancestry

A new genetic study links Native Americans from both North and South America to the Clovis culture, which flourished in North America around 13,000 years ago.

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From Child Star to Diplomat: Remembering Shirley Temple Black

After becoming history’s most famous child movie star during the Depression era, Shirley Temple Black (1928-2014) reinvented herself as an accomplished diplomat.

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Pompeii-like Eruptions Killed Animals in Ancient China

Scientists think animals buried in a 120 million-year-old Chinese graveyard were killed instantly by volcanic eruptions similar to the one that destroyed Pompeii.

Ferdinand Porsche's P1 model car.

Ferdinand Porsche’s First Car Was Electric

The first car designed and built by Ferdinand Porsche—an electric vehicle from 1898—was recently uncovered in an Austrian garage after more than a century.

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How Old is the Grand Canyon? That Depends, Scientists Say

New research published this weekend provides the latest fodder for a long-standing debate over when the majestic Grand Canyon was actually formed.

Recently discovered pictures adorn the tombs the Abydos Dynasty.

Unknown Pharaoh’s Remains Identified in Egypt

The remains of a previously unidentified pharaoh dating back some 3,600 years provides valuable new evidence of a forgotten Egyptian dynasty.

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From Fins to Feet? Ancient Fish Reveals Link

Fossils of an ancient fish found in the Canadian Arctic suggest that the hind legs of four-legged animals actually developed in the water, as enhanced fins.

An ancient Buddha statue on display in Kabul museum in June 2013, following an extensive restoration process. (Credit: Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghans Restore Museum Relics Destroyed by Taliban

With some help from abroad, the National Museum of Afghanistan has reassembled or recovered thousands of artifacts destroyed or stolen under Islamist rule.

Bas-relief image of the Ark of the Covenant. (Credit: Getty Images)

Fate of the Lost Ark Revealed?

A newly translated ancient Hebrew text provides clues to what may have happened to the Ark of the Covenant, along with the other treasures in King Solomon’s Temple.

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Scientists Solve Supervolcano Mystery

A team of researchers has discovered more information about what causes “supervolcanoes” to erupt, and their findings are unsettling.

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Indonesian Cave Reveals Tsunami History

A natural cave found near the source of the deadly 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has revealed the footprints of past gigantic waves going back some 7,500 years.

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Christmas Traditions, Past and Present

According to the latest Pew Research Center survey, nine out of every 10 Americans celebrate Christmas, but only half of those view it as a religious holiday.