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Located at Portus, which served as imperial Rome’s trading hub, a newly discovered building could have been used for assembling and repairing ships.
Excavations in Sweden revealed 8,000-year-old skulls impaled with stakes that might have been battle trophies or part of a complex burial ritual.
September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a time for parroting the lively lingo supposedly spoken by yesterday’s buccaneers.
September 16 marks the 118th birthday of Albert Szent-Györgyi, a Hungarian-born physiologist and biochemist who is honored in today’s Google Doodle.
Amber deposits from the Late Cretaceous have revealed new clues about the structure, color and function of dinosaur feathers.
A newly discovered ancient crocodile lived alongside the largest snake ever to slither across the earth, according to researchers.