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Friday, October 2, 2015
Ancient grave in Greece honored Alexander's pal
An opulent underground monument in northern Greece that caused a stir when excavated last year may have been a symbolic grave -- but not the final resting place of -- the closest friend and general of ancient warrior-king Alexander the Great, the excavator claimed Wednesday.
A new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Smokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit, researchers found.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
A New York auction of American coins from 1792 to the 1830s fetched US$26 million on Wednesday.
The search for extraterrestrial life just got a big boost from NASA's stunning announcement that it now has its strongest evidence yet of liquid water on Mars.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Archaeologist aims to pinpoint Nefertiti's tomb
Standing before the majestic gold, ochre and white frescos of Tutankhamun's tomb, British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves on Monday passionately defended his daring theory that Nefertiti is buried in a secret chamber.
Evidence of salt water 'flows' on Mars, says research paper
Curious lines running down slopes on the Martian surface may be streaks of super-salty brine, said the latest findings Monday in the scientific quest for extra-terrestrial liquid water, a prerequisite for life.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
In its early life, Earth suffered a meteorite pummeling that lasted 100 million years and may have changed its chemical makeup forever, researchers said Wednesday.
Bees' tongues 'reshaped' by modern world
Global warming and evolution are reshaping the bodies of some American bumblebees, a new study finds.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Tomb of the Maccabees keeps its secrets in spite of new dig
Israeli archaeologists had hoped to finally uncover the mystery of the ancient tomb of the Maccabees -- but they have been thwarted once again.
Archaeologists have discovered a pre-Roman era tomb in perfect condition at Pompeii, the team at the archaeological site buried in a 79 A.D. volcanic eruption announced Monday.
Perfectly preserved pre-Roman era tomb discovered in Pompeii
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