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Honanki Ruins: Photos Reveal Sprawling, Ancient Pueblos
LIVE SCIENCE Honanki is one of the largest prehistoric pueblos in the Verde River Valley of Central Arizona. 13 hours
Ancient feces reveal parasites described in earliest Greek medical texts
SCIENCE DAILY Earliest archaeological evidence of intestinal parasitic worms infecting the ancient inhabitants of Greece confirms descriptions found in writings associated with Hippocrates, the early physician and 'father of Western... 1 day
Ancient Wari Queen Brought to Life with Stunning Recreation of Head
LIVE SCIENCE At first glance, the wrinkled face of a dark haired-woman wearing round, gold earrings looks incredibly real. But it's not — it's a reconstruction crafted from... 1 day
To Understand 2017, Here Are the History Lessons You Need
HISTORY Discover the backstories behind the news that shaped 2017. 2 days
Photos: Children's Graves Discovered in Ancient Egypt
LIVE SCIENCE Four intact burials of children have been discovered at Gebel el Silsila in Upper Egypt. 2 days
Spy Satellites Reveal Ancient Lost Empires in Afghanistan
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Every Event Has an Echo from the Past
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Americans Are Hopeful About Their Communities, Less so the Country
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How much can late Permian ecosystems tell us about modern Earth? A lot.
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What’s Next for 2018?
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SpaceX Launches (and Lands) Used Rocket on Historic NASA Cargo Mission
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Indonesian island found to be unusually rich in cave paintings
SCIENCE DAILY A tiny Indonesian island, previously unexplored by archaeologists, has been found to be unusually rich in ancient cave paintings following a study. 2 days
Indonesian island found to be unusually rich in cave paintings
PHYS.ORG A tiny Indonesian island, previously unexplored by archaeologists, has been found to be unusually rich in ancient cave paintings following a study by researchers from The Australian National... 3 days
How can changing climate affect a civilization?
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Corn genetics provides insight into the crop's historical spread across the Americas
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Iowa State University scientists have taken a journey through the past by studying the genetic changes in corn brought about by domestication. 3 days
4 Child Graves Discovered at Ancient Egyptian Site
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Photos: Aerial Views of Ancient Stone Structures in Saudi Arabia
LIVE SCIENCE Between Oct. 27 and Oct. 29, 2017, an archaeological team took nearly 6,000 photographs of ancient stone structures and other types of archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia. 3 days
Hubble Space Telescope: Pictures, Facts & History
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Russian Culture: Facts, Customs & Traditions
LIVE SCIENCE Russian culture has a long and rich history, steeped in literature, ballet, painting and classical music. Here is a brief overview of Russian customs & traditions. 3 days
Poop Proof: Ancient Greeks Suffered from Gut Parasites
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Ancient feces reveal parasites described in earliest Greek medical texts
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Photos: Ancient Woman Buried with Handmade Fishhooks
LIVE SCIENCE About 11,500 years ago, a high-status woman was buried in a cave with handmade fishhooks fashioned out of seashells. 3 days
Spy Satellites Reveal Ancient Lost Empires in Afghanistan
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Vaping popular among teens; opioid misuse at historic lows
SCIENCE DAILY Nearly one in three 12th-graders report past year use of some kind of vaping device, raising concerns about the impact on their health. What they say is in the device,... 3 days
Ancient genetic mutation helps explain origin of some human organs
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Mummified Egyptian Woman's Portrait Mapped in Incredible Detail
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Dwarf Planet Ceres' Bright Spots Suggest an Ancient Ocean
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First Triassic Horseshoe Crab Fossil Found in North America
SCI-NEWS.COM A mostly complete and moderately well-preserved fossilized specimen is thought to represent the first Triassic horseshoe crab found... 4 days
Historic finds unearthed in Medieval cemetary
PHYS.ORG What was supposed to be a simple excavation to allow for the expansion of a church cemetery turned into a treasure trove of historic artefacts, including a decorative fitting from a book "imported" by Vikings from... 4 days
The toxic sugar tree: Mapping the evolutionary history of a cancerous sugar gene
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Sally Ride, 1st American Woman in Space, to Appear on 2018 US Postage Stamp
SPACE.COM America's first woman in space will become only the second astronaut to be honored on a United States postage stamp.... 4 days
East Antarctic Ice Sheet has history of instability
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The Indian monsoon variability and civilization changes in the Indian subcontinent
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Ancient Asian cultures may have risen and fallen on the strength of monsoons
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East Antarctic Ice Sheet has history of instability
PHYS.ORG The East Antarctic Ice Sheet locks away enough water to raise sea level an estimated 53 meters (174 feet), more than any other ice sheet on the planet. It's also thought to... 4 days
A better understanding of ancient landscapes
SCIENCE DAILY Geologists use zircon mineral grains to reconstruct what the Earth and its landscapes looked like in ancient times. A new study suggests that scientists may be able to better leverage zircon data to understand how landscapes... 5 days
New research improves understanding of ancient landscapes
SCIENCE DAILY Geologists use zircon mineral grains to reconstruct what the Earth and its landscapes looked like in ancient times. A new study suggests that scientists may be able to better leverage zircon data to understand... 5 days
Giant Prehistoric Penguin Fossil Found in New Zealand
SCI-NEWS.COM Paleontologists have found the fossil remains of a giant prehistoric penguin that lived about 59 to 56 million years ago... 5 days
Putting molten history on the map
PHYS.ORG At temperatures as hot as the sun and under pressures over a million times atmospheric pressure, the metal molybdenum melts. Tracking the molten history of the metal clarified the melting point, the border between solid and... 5 days
Ancient Jellyfish Embryos Curled Up Like Accordions
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Waddling into history: huge ancient penguin inhabited New Zealand
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The Coolest Historical Discoveries of 2017
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Giant Penguin: This Ancient Bird Was As Tall As a Refrigerator
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New research improves understanding of ancient landscapes
PHYS.ORG Geologists use zircon mineral grains to reconstruct what the Earth and its landscapes looked like in ancient times. These microscopic grains, commonly the width of a human hair, record detailed information on when and... 5 days
Suomi NPP satellite provides copious information on California's fires
PHYS.ORG The Thomas fire, the fifth largest in California's history, continues to creep towards Montecito and Santa Barbara, and is currently 234,200 acres in size. That is about 4,200 acres larger... 5 days
Feather-Gripping Tick Trapped in Amber Dined on Dinos
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Genetics preserves traces of ancient resistance to Inca rule
SCIENCE DAILY The Chachapoyas region was conquered by the Inca Empire in the late 15th century. Inca oral histories, written down after the Spanish conquest, claim that the native population was forcibly... 5 days
Amber-Trapped Tick Suggests Ancient Bloodsuckers Feasted On Feathered Dinosaurs
NPR The tick was with a feather from a dinosaur that lived in the Cretaceous Period. Modern ticks love to bite mammals, and scientists have long wondered what the tiny vampires... 5 days
Ancient penguins may have weighed more than 100 kilograms, been as tall as a human
Science Magazine Gigantic penguins may have evolved more than once 5 days
Ancient penguin was as big as a (human) Pittsburgh Penguin
PHYS.ORG Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. 5 days
Personalized blood sugar goals can save diabetes patients thousands
SCIENCE DAILY A cost analysis shows treatment plans that set individualized blood sugar goals for diabetes patients, tailored to their age and health history, can save $13,546 in health care costs over... 5 days
Ancient weakening of Earth's crust explains unusual intraplate earthquakes
PHYS.ORG New research reveals that mysterious pockets of earthquake activity in the middle of North America all have one thing in common: Earth's crust in these zones underwent significant deformation hundreds... 6 days
Ancient Tomb Full of 'Soup Bowls' & Food Vessels Discovered in China
LIVE SCIENCE Also inside the tomb was a badly decomposed body of an unidentified person, the archaeologists said. 6 days
Photos: Ancient Chinese Tomb Full of Bronze Vessels
LIVE SCIENCE A 3,100-year-old tomb filled with bronze food vessels that have incredible designs has been discovered in Baoji City in China. 6 days
Genetics preserves traces of ancient resistance to Inca rule
PHYS.ORG The Chachapoyas region was conquered by the Inca Empire in the late 15th century. Knowledge of the fate of the local population has been based largely on Inca oral histories,... 6 days
Traces of historical reindeer grazing can still be observed after 100 years
SCIENCE DAILY With the holiday season around the corner, most people may first think of reindeer as Santa Claus' trusted helpers. But it turns out that... 6 days
Cold suns, warm exoplanets and methane blankets
SCIENCE DAILY Three million years ago, the sun shone weaker, but Earth stayed surprisingly warm. Carl Sagan thought a greenhouse effect must have been to thank. A model built on 359 chemical processes has finally arrived... 6 days
Scientists pioneer new way to analyze ancient artwork
PHYS.ORG Scientists from UCLA and the National Gallery of Art have used a combination of three advanced imaging techniques to produce a highly detailed analysis of a second century Egyptian painting. 6 days
Linen-Wrapped Mummy Found Inside 3,500-Year-Old Tomb in Luxor
LIVE SCIENCE Archaeologists have excavated two ancient tombs in Luxor, Egypt, that haven't seen the light of day in about 3,500 years, according to the country's antiquities ministry. 6 days
How much can 252-million-year-old ecosystems tell us about modern Earth? A lot
SCIENCE DAILY During the late Permian, the equator was dry and desert-like, yet surprisingly a hotspot for biodiversity, new paleontological research shows. Similarly to modern rainforests,... 6 days
California wildfire torches forest, forces new evacuations
PHYS.ORG One of the most destructive fires in California's history was raging in a sprawling national forest on Monday and creeping up the Pacific coast, forcing new evacuations. 6 days
African deforestation not as great as feared
SCIENCE DAILY The loss of forests in Africa in the past century is substantially less than previously estimated, an analysis of historical records and paleontology evidence shows. 6 days
Ancient Rock Art Mapped in Amazing Detail, Revealing 100-Foot Snake
LIVE SCIENCE These are some of the largest rock engravings found anywhere in the world. 6 days
African deforestation not as great as feared: study
PHYS.ORG The loss of forests in Africa in the past century is substantially less than previously estimated, an analysis of historical records and paleontology evidence by Yale researchers shows. 6 days
Traces of historical reindeer grazing can still be observed after 100 years
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Ancient Rock Art Mapped in Amazing Detail, Revealing 300-Foot Snake
LIVE SCIENCE These are some of the largest rock engravings found anywhere in the world. 7 days
This ancient marsupial lion had an early version of ‘bolt-cutter’ teeth
SCIENCE-NEWS Extinct dog-sized predator crunched with unusual slicers toward the back of its jaw. 7 days
Nuclear technology unlocks 50-million-year-old time capsules
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Image: The moon in 1992
PHYS.ORG The moon was a focal point for NASA in 2017, whether it was blocking out the sun during one of the most-viewed events in U.S. history, or reinvigorating the agency's human space exploration plans. But the moon has... 7 days
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Before the Bus, Rosa Parks Was a Sexual Assault Investigator
HISTORY Why has history left out this piece of Rosa Parks' story? 1 week
Isaac Newton 'Graffiti' Discovered in Historic English Manor
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Older women liable to lifetime of unequal pay and working conditions
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Understanding Earth's geologic history to predict the future
PHYS.ORG Pratigya Polissar is an organic geochemist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and a Center for Climate and Life Fellow. Polissar uses molecular fossils—the remnants of plants and animals preserved in ocean, lake, and... 1 week
Geologists disprove theory about what stopped the formation of the Midcontinent Rift
PHYS.ORG Geologists have corrected a mix-up that made an ancient geological structure in the central U.S. seem hundreds of miles shorter than it really is.... 1 week
Galaxy growth in a massive halo in the first billion years of cosmic history
SCIENCE DAILY Observations of two galaxies made with the National Science Foundation-funded Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) radio telescope suggest that large... 1 week
Guidelines for MRI breast cancer screening not followed in community settings
NEWS MEDICAL Guidelines are not being followed to ensure that breast cancer screening of high risk women, such as those with a strong family history of breast cancer,... 1 week
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New approach measures early human butchering practices
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More than 1,000 ancient sealings discovered
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It's all in the ears: Inner ears of extinct sea monsters mirror those of today's animals
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Research on clay formation could have implications for how to search for life on Mars
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Research Suggests Martian Clays Formed in Ancient ‘Steam Bath’
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New species discovered in Malaysian rainforest during unprecedented, top-to-bottom survey
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Could Ancient Remains Suggest Santa Claus was Real?
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New approach measures early human butchering practices
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