Nov 17, 2020
Robotic 'Monster Wolf' Protects Japanese Town From Bears
The Japanese town of Takikawa, on the country’s northern island of Hokkaido, have installed robotic “monster” wolves in hopes of guarding the town from the growing...
Oct 11, 2020
Nearly Half of S. America’s Mammals Came From N. America
North and South America haven't always been connected. South America functioned as a continent-sized island for millions of years following the extinction of the dinosaurs,...
Sep 25, 2020
New Burrowing Dinosaur May Have Died During Eruption
Paleontologists have unearthed a new species of burrowing dinosaur that once walked on two legs some 125 million years ago in modern-day China, reports Jon Haworth for ABC News. A...
Sep 11, 2020
Remnants of Ancient Palace Discovered in Jerusalem
Archaeologists in southern Jerusalem have discovered the ruins of a luxurious, 2,700-year-old palace, report Ruth Schuster and Ariel David for Haaretz.The finds—unearthed along...
Aug 7, 2020
Where Crusader King Richard the Lionheart Defeated Saladin
An Israeli archaeologist says he's pinpointed the precise location of one of the Third Crusade's most famous clashes: the 1191 Battle of Arsuf, which pitted English king Richard the...
Aug 5, 2020
Americans Plant Mysterious Seeds Despite Warnings
In June, Tiffany Lowery of Kentucky thought the seeds had been mailed to her by her planting club, so she sowed them into the dirt and gave them plenty of water and sunshine. But as...
Jul 31, 2020
CT Scans Reveal Miniature Mummies’ Surprising Contents
For almost half a century, researchers at the Haifa Museums in Israel thought that a pair of miniature Egyptian mummies housed in their collections contained human hearts. But when...
Jul 21, 2020
Evidence of Enormous Temples at N. Ireland’s Navan Fort
According to popular lore, Navan Fort—a circular earthwork near the city of Armagh in Northern Ireland—was once the seat of the much-mythologized kings of Ulster. Now,...
Jul 1, 2020
Face of Man Whose Skull Was Mounted on Stake 8,000 Yrs Ago
Some 8,000 years ago, the skull of a Scandinavian man in his 50s was impaled on a wooden stake in Sweden. Now, a new facial reconstruction by Swedish forensic artist Oscar Nilsson...
Jun 9, 2020
Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine Runs on Horseshoe Crab Blood
Humans owe a debt to the strange-looking, ancient horseshoe crab. Its blue blood is used in medicine to ensure that anything that gets injected or implanted into the human body is...
Jun 8, 2020
Newton's Prescription for Plague? Toad Vomit Lozenges
If someone told you that Sir Isaac Newton—the great mind responsible for the discovery of calculus and fundamental laws of physics—had also developed a remedy for the...
Jun 2, 2020
Home Renovations in Norway Unearth Viking Burial
A Norwegian couple's home renovations have revealed what archaeologists suspect is a 1,000-year-old Viking grave, reports David Nikel for Forbes.The pair were pulling up the...
May 31, 2020
Storm Unearths Wreck of Century-Old Boat in Great Salt Lake
Last weekend, a storm struck Utah's Great Salt Lake with winds exceeding 50 miles per hour, exposing the rusted wreckage of what may be a century-old boat, reports Spencer Burt for...
May 22, 2020
Underground Chambers Found Near Jerusalem's Western Wall
Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient complex of underground chambers carved into the bedrock beneath Jerusalem's Western Wall plaza, reports the Associated Press.The mysterious...
May 1, 2020
High Waters in Great Lakes Reveal Centuries-Old Shipwrecks
The depths of the Great Lakes are littered with the sodden remains of an estimated 6,000 sunken ships. Many of these wrecks—preserved by the cold, fresh water of the so-called...
Apr 24, 2020
Ancient Stick Suggests Human Ancestors Were Skilled Hunters
A recently unearthed, 300,000-year-old wooden stick may have once been thrown by extinct human ancestors hunting wild game, according to new research. On the surface, the...
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