Archeology
30 'Cachette of the Priests' Mummies Discovered in Egypt  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 hours
Archaeologists have unearthed 30 sealed wooden coffins with mummies inside at "El-Assasif," an ancient necropolis near Luxor, Egypt. more
30 Sealed Coffins Holding Mummies Called the 'Cachette of the Priests' Discovered in Egypt  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 hours
Archaeologists have unearthed 30 sealed wooden coffins with mummies inside at "El-Assasif," an ancient necropolis near Luxor, Egypt. more
In Photos: 'Cachette of the Priests' Discovered in Luxor  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 hours
Archaeologists near Luxor, Egypt, have discovered 30 sealed wooden coffins with mummies inside, some of which belonged to ancient Egyptian priests. Here are photos of the findings. more
480-million-year-old arthropods formed orderly queues  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Fossils of ancient arthropods discovered in linear formation may indicate a collective behaviour either in response to environmental cues or as part of seasonal reproductive migration. The findings, which are being published in Scientific Reports this week, suggest... more
Scientists discover how malaria switched host from African gorillas to humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have revealed the series of events that probably led to the world’s deadliest form of malaria being able to jump from ancient great apes to... more
Discovered: Unknown yellow colors from antiquity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Antique artefacts have been studied by chemists, revealing a hitherto unknown use of yellow in Ancient Egypt. more
4,000-Year-Old Mummies Showed Early Signs of Heart Disease  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Five mummies dating to 4,000 years ago had cholesterol buildup in their arteries, hinting that humans have been susceptible to heart disease since ancient times. more
Egypt says archeologists uncover 20 ancient coffins in Luxor  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archeologists have uncovered at least 20 ancient wooden coffins in the southern city of Luxor. more
Vivid gladiator fresco discovered at Pompeii  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A vivid fresco depicting an armour-clad gladiator standing victorious as his wounded opponent stumbles gushing blood has been discovered in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Italy's culture ministry said Friday. more
Museum explores spooky science behind 'Frankenstein', 'The Mummy'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
What is the spookiest thing about "Frankenstein," "The Mummy" and "Dracula"? The hideous monster? The ancient curse? The sharp fangs? more
Prehistoric humans ate bone marrow like canned soup 400,000 years ago  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have uncovered evidence of the storage and delayed consumption of animal bone marrow at Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv. The research provides direct evidence that... more
New Giant Carnivorous Dinosaur Unveiled: Siamraptor suwati  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Paleontologists have announced the discovery of a new genus and species of carcharodontosaurian dinosaur, based on the fossilized remains found in Thailand.... more
Study finds prehistoric humans ate bone marrow like canned soup 400,000 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tel Aviv University researchers, in collaboration with scholars from Spain, have uncovered evidence of the storage and delayed consumption of animal bone... more
Archaea hold clues to ancient ocean temperatures  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Solving a decades-old mystery, Stanford researchers have discovered proteins that enable hardy microbes called archaea to toughen up their membranes when waters are overly warm. Finding these proteins could help scientists piece together the... more
Was Venus once warm and wet? New study of lava flow suggests not  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study of the Ovda Fluctus lava flow on Venus indicates that it is made of basaltic lava. This discovery weakens... more
Ancient 'Curse of the Dancer' Deciphered, Revealing Backstabbing Rivals  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A Greek engraving on a 1,500-year-old lead tablet discovered in the ruins of an ancient theater in Israel has finally been deciphered. more
Israeli archaeologists claim to discover ancient city  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Israel's Antiquities Authority on Sunday said that researchers have discovered the remains of a large, 5,000-year-old city that sheds new light on experts' understanding of the period. more
This Bizarre, Eel-Like Shark Prowled the Oceans 350 Million Years Ago  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Paleontologists discovered the first nearly complete skeleton of an ancient shark belonging to the genus Phoebodus. more
Ancient Egyptian Temple from Reign of King Ptolemy IV Unearthed Along Nile River  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Excavations for a sewer system inadvertently unearthed a 2,200-year-old temple in Egypt from the reign of King Ptolemy IV. more
Oldest Galaxy Protocluster Forms 'Queen's Court'  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Using the Subaru, Keck, and Gemini Telescopes, an international team of astronomers has discovered a collection of 12 galaxies which existed about 13.0 billion... more
Advanced imaging reveals ancient inscriptions on 2,000-year-old pottery  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A Columbian College of Arts and Sciences professor is using cutting-edge imaging technology to decipher the inscriptions on fragments of broken pottery excavated more than 50 years ago in Jordan. The fragments,... more
Oldest galaxy protocluster forms 'queen's court'  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Astronomers have discovered a collection of 12 galaxies which existed about 13.0 billion years ago. One of the 12 galaxies is a giant object, known as Himiko, which was named for a mythological queen in ancient... more
Oldest galaxy protocluster forms 'queen's court'  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using the Subaru, Keck and Gemini Telescopes, an international team of astronomers has discovered a collection of 12 galaxies that existed about 13.0 billion years ago. This is the earliest protocluster ever found. One of the... more
Skeleton of Ancient Sports Fan and Head-Shaped Jar Found in Bulgarian Grave  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
The skeleton of an ancient sports fan was discovered alongside an 1,800-year-old jar shaped like the head of a wrestler or boxer who may... more
Mummies show atherosclerosis was prevalent in ancient times  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study published in the American Heart Journal used spectroscopic imaging techniques to ‘see’ fatty plaques in the arteries of ancient mummies. This shows that the people of ancient times also... more
Traditional fisherfolk help uncover ancient fish preservation methods  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Fish has been a predominant and high-quality protein and oil source in the human diet since ancient times. A new study by researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), the Zinman... more
Traditional fisherfolk help uncover ancient fish preservation methods  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Archaeologists have little insight into the methods used for the long-term processing and preservation of fish in the past. A study of traditional fish preparation employed by fisherfolk in Panama and Egypt,... more
Discovery of an endangered species in a well-known cave raises questions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
You'd think there'd be no way someone could newly discover an endangered species hanging out in Fern Cave in the Paint Rock River valley of Jackson... more
Greek archaeologists uncover riches overlooked by robbers  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Archaeologists in northern Greece have explored more than 200 new graves in a vast ancient cemetery that was plundered in antiquity but still retained rich finds, including a gold mask and bronze helmets. more
1,400-Year-Old Colorful Christian Mosaic Found in Israel  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
A team of Israeli archaeologists has uncovered an impressively detailed mosaic in an ancient city called Hippos-Sussita. Dating back approximately 1,400 years... more
Genes identified in early land plant descendant also found in modern crops  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Since they first arrived on land, plants have likely been using the same genetic tools to regulate whether they grow bigger or reproduce. The... more
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