‘Standard candle’ (or type Ia) supernova explosions are some of the most energetic events in the Universe, happening when a dense white dwarf star subsumes another star. Now, scientists think they’re found the first evidence on Earth of such a supernova.
The Milky Way season ranges from February to October in the northern hemisphere and from January to November in the southern hemisphere
New research coming out of the University of Cambridge, UK, suggests that complex ecosystems emerged earlier than we thought, in a period of Earth’s history called the Ediacaran.
Deep in the forests of Laos, in a cave in the Annamite Mountains, lay a single child’s tooth. That tooth – an unassuming molar – could be from a mysterious species of human we know little about, and of which few remains are known to exist.
A recent advance in 3D imaging techniques helped spark the biggest ever discovery of North American cave art
A team of archaeologists in Egypt has discovered the 4,300-year-old tomb of a man named Mehtjetju, an official who claimed that he had access to “secret” royal documents.
We need to dispel the arrogant and misguided idea that modern humans are superior to earlier human species.
An incredible discovery has just revealed a potential new source for understanding life on ancient Earth.
Archaeologists in southeastern Turkey have unearthed a vast underground city that was built almost 2,000 years ago.
Once thought to have originated and spread culturally from a single population in what’s now the Middle East, farming drastically changed our world and continues to do so to this day, for both better and worse.
This is the gargantuan black hole that lives at the centre of our galaxy, pictured for the very first time. Known as Sagittarius A*, the object is a staggering four million times the mass of our Sun.
The sinkhole is 630 feet (192 meters) deep, according to the Xinhua news agency, deep enough to just swallow St. Louis’ Gateway Arch.
The astrophysics community is abuzz. On May 12 at noon, the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration will hold a news conference at which a major announcement will be made.
Stonehenge has been intensively studied for centuries. Yet even now, we are still discovering new aspects of the famous site. An archaeological ‘biopsy’ of the surrounding landscape has revealed a hidden network of large pits encircling the stone structure.