Historically, crocodile attacks are 100 times deadlier than shark attacks—and far more frequent—ranging from harrowing individual confrontations to a mass attack on World War II soldiers.
It was thrown overboard as part of a German science experiment in the 19th century.
Here are the 15 most intriguing finds of the year.
The English explorer, one of Australia’s greatest heroes, is believed to be among some 61,000 bodies set to be exhumed in London to make way for a new high-speed railway.
An unprecedented DNA study has found evidence of a single human migration out of Africa and confirmed that Aboriginal Australians are the world’s oldest civilization.
Within the last four decades, young people in a remote village in northern Australia have created a new language and made it their native tongue.