Last winter, a local farmer in southern Turkey stumbled upon a large stone half-submerged in an irrigation canal with mysterious inscriptions. The stone revealed the story of an ancient, lost civilization that may have defeated King Midas’ kingdom of Phrygia in the late eighth century B.C., according to new findings.
The magnetic field in one zone on Mars is about 10 times stronger than scientists expected, and it’s changing rapidly.
The research, published in Nature Communications, analyzed genome-wide DNA data for 70 individuals from more than 20 Sardinian archaeological sites spanning roughly 6,000 years from the Middle Neolithic through the Medieval period. No previous study has used genome-wide DNA extracted from ancient remains to look at the population history of Sardinia.
More people survived one of the world’s largest volcanic eruptions than previously thought, new research suggests.
Mars may be cold and dry, but it’s far from dead. The first official science results from NASA’s quake-hunting InSight Mars lander just came out, and they reveal a regularly roiled world.
Using lidar technology to peer through thick vegetation, researchers are learning more about the longest road from ancient Maya civilization
Scientists have discovered the fossils of what may be the oldest green algae ever known. The newfound seaweed — called Proterocladus antiquus — lived about a billion years ago
What could something like plant medicine possibly have to do with leadership? It’s a fair question. The average person would likely consider these subjects to sit at opposite ends of some strange spectrum.
British Egyptologist Dr Nicholas Reeves breathed life into the tale of Tut’s concealed chambers five years ago. He had noticed anomalies in its plastered walls. A ground-penetrating radar scan appeared to confirm his hopes. Egypt’s enthusiastic antiquities minister asserted “90 per cent certainty” the rooms were there.
A new study suggests early farmers in Eurasia brought a more deadly form of salmonella on themselves when they switched from a nomadic lifestyle of hunting and gathering to farming.
The documentary From Shock To Awe details the devastation those soldiers face when returning home from war with shattered lives and insufficient support. Following the transformational journey of two combat veterans suffering from severe post-traumatic stress syndrome as they abandon pharmaceuticals to seek relief through the mind-expanding world of psychedelics.
Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is advancing at worrying levels. In January, the area lost was double that in the same month in 2019, according to official figures.
For decades, the remains of thousands of Native Americans have been resting at a university in Tennessee. But this spring, they will finally go home.
MIT engineers devise a decision map to identify the best mission type to deflect an incoming asteroid.
After a discovery was made inside a cave in southern Germany, researchers identified what is believed to be the oldest-known musical instruments in the world.
A starry night scene captured at the end of summer from the Dark Sky Alqueva reserve in Portugal shows the Milky Way’s galactic arc shimmering above a dead tree in Noudar Park.