Monday, January 6, 2014
The two archaeologists had a hunch that the Buddha's birthplace in southern Nepal held secrets that could transform how the world understood the emergence and spread of Buddhism.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Egypt said Friday a Japanese archaeological team has discovered the tomb of a leading beer producer from the pharaonic period in the country's famed temple city of Luxor.
It's been more than 25 years since workers renovating Abraham Lincoln's home in Springfield found a letter fragment in a mouse's nest inside a wall, but researchers think they've finally identified the mystery letter's author.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Local officials in a Beijing suburb have built themselves a white-walled, gold-domed office complex resembling Moscow's Kremlin, state media reported, prompting anger among Chinese who condemned the lavish buildings.
A Chinese woman had twin girls at the age of 60 following IVF treatment after her only child died, making her possibly the oldest person in the country to give birth, state media reported Tuesday.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
In this land of fire and ice, where the fog-shrouded lava fields offer a spooky landscape in which anything might lurk, stories abound of the “hidden folk” — thousands of elves, making their homes in Iceland's wilderness.
A vast store of water equivalent in area to Ireland lies beneath Greenland's ice sheet, and it may provide answers to one of the big riddles of climate change, scientists reported on Sunday.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Carol Ward knows bones. As a professor of pathology and anatomical sciences at the University of Missouri, she has dedicated much of her work to the study of human and ape fossils, participating in active field research from Croatia to East Africa.