Monday, August 26, 2013
In Peru, home to the spectacular Inca city of Machu Picchu and thousands of ancient ruins, archaeologists are turning to drones to speed up sluggish survey work and protect sites from squatters, builders and miners.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Solving the mystery of how 900-year-old African coins ended up in remote Australia could not only recast the history of foreign contact Down Under, but shed light on Aboriginal rock art.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
The Italian astronaut who nearly drowned in his helmet during a spacewalk last month is sharing more details about the terrifying experience, revealing how he felt all alone and frantically tried to come up with a plan to save himself.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The earliest iron artifacts ever found — funeral beads strung around bodies in a 5,000-year-old Egyptian cemetery — were made from a meteorite, archaeologists said on Monday.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A rare round blue diamond will go under the hammer in Hong Kong in October, with auctioneers hoping the sale will fetch a record-breaking US$19 million despite fears over the slowing Chinese economy.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
A lap-sized critter that looks like a mix between a raccoon and a teddy bear was unveiled on Thursday as the first new carnivore in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years.
Friday, August 16, 2013
A cold, dry spell that lasted hundreds of years may have driven the collapse of Eastern Mediterranean civilizations in the 13th century B.C., researchers in France said Wednesday.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Sophisticated leather-working equipment found in a cave in France offer the first evidence that Neanderthals had more advanced bone tools than early modern humans, researchers said Monday.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The mass extinction of large animals in the Pleistocene era caused today's dearth of soil nutrients, scientists said Sunday, and warned of further damage if modern giants like the elephant disappear.
Sunday, August 11, 2013