Saturday, December 6, 2014
Anthropologists on Wednesday said they had found the earliest engraving in human history on a fossilised mollusc shell some 500,000 years old, unearthed in colonial-era Indonesia.
Friday, December 5, 2014
The World Food Program (WFP) launched an unusual campaign Wednesday to raise US$1 contributions from 64 million people around the world so it can restore food vouchers to Syrian refugees who won't be getting any U.N. help in December.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Mastodons, the giant lumbering cousins of mammoths and elephants, likely disappeared from Alaska and the Yukon long before humans arrived across the Bering Land Bridge from Asia, researchers said Monday.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Coins featuring the face of Alexander the Great have been found at the largest tomb ever unearthed in Greece, where archaeologists are hunting for clues to solve the mystery of who lies buried there.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
A plan to open what would be the only museum in the U.S. centered on the trans-Atlantic slave trade would focus on the Episcopal Church's role in its history and the sometimes-buried legacy of slavery in northern states.
A limestone statuette of a shapely woman some 23,000 years old has been discovered in northern France in what archaeologists Thursday described as an "exceptional" find.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
The 1962 Nobel Prize James Watson won for his role in the discovery of the structure of DNA is going on the auction block.
Australian scientists Wednesday said they have developed a "breakthrough treatment" to help soldiers severely wounded in battle, with the U.S. to fund further research.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Long-derided saturated fats -- associated with an array of health problems such as heart disease -- caught a break Friday when research revealed their intake could be doubled or even nearly tripled without driving up their level in a person's blood.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Researchers said Thursday that people likely moved to the Tibetan highlands 3,600 years ago, in an indication of when humans first settled at high altitudes.