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A team of paleontologists has discovered 17 million-year-old sperm inside tiny shrimp fossils encased in bat guano on the walls of a cave in Queensland, Australia.
The Washington Monument welcomed visitors today for the first time in more than two-and-a-half years, after a painstaking restoration to repair earthquake damage.
Scientists announced they have discovered artifacts buried in Amesbury, the closest settlement to Stonehenge, dating all the way back to 8820 B.C.
After a decade-long effort, an international team of scientists has cracked the genetic code of the tsetse fly, the bloodsucking insect that spreads African sleeping sickness.
As the iconic Chicago ballpark celebrates its 100th birthday this week, explore some facts about its colorful history, and that of four other iconic sports venues.
Astronomers studying data from NASA’s Kepler space-based telescope announce they have discovered a distant planet that appears remarkably similar to Earth.
Archaeologists working inside the Roman Forum have unearthed evidence that the “Eternal City” may be more than a century older than previously thought.
Recently declassified Cold War-era documents reveal how the Central Intelligence Agency used the epic novel “Dr. Zhivago” as a tool to undermine the Soviet Union.
Using old photographs and cutting-edge technology, scientists have digitally reconstructed a prehistoric dinosaur chase through an ancient riverbed in Texas.
Skeletons buried deep beneath a square in London yield new information about how one of history’s deadliest plagues spread through 14th-century Britain.
On March 29, 1974, Chinese farmers digging a well near Xi’an made one of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries of the 20th century.
Recent cases have highlighted the difficulties facing families of U.S. servicemen killed in World War II and buried as “unknowns” thousands of miles from home.
British researchers have found the earliest known case of human metastatic cancer in the skeleton of a young man who died around 1200 B.C. in ancient Egypt.