Disguised as a samurai in kimono and topknot, Italian missionary Giovanni Battista Sidotti stole ashore on a small Japanese island in 1708, daring to enter a land hostile to his Christian creed.
The earliest dated handwritten document from Britain has been unearthed in the heart of London, archeologists announced Wednesday, among a trove of Roman writing tablets revealing the city's commerce-driven beginnings.
The strange, slithery creatures inside Slovenia's Postojna cave were onc e considered living proof that dragons existed, prompting locals to give it a wide berth.
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took the leading social network on a new journey Wednesday, with a live-streamed chat with astronauts on the International Space Station.
If the ship legendary explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world is found at the bottom of Newport Harbor, Rhode Island will own it outright because of a legal maneuver it took nearly two decades ago based on an obscure, centuries-old maritime practice.
Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses.
Scientists have found further evidence supporting the theory that some of the building blocks for life may have come to Earth from outer space.
The Red Planet is emerging from an Ice Age, according to radar images of Mars's polar regions that are shedding new light on our neighbor's climate cycle, researchers said Thursday.
WASHINGTON -- For a long time, the debate has gone on: Does size matter to females? Biologists now say, definitively, that it does.
MIAMI - The first DNA analysis of 2,500-year-old remains from one of the great early civilizations of the Middle East, the Phoenicians, has shown the man had European heritage, researchers said Wednesday.