The reason: to test whether a spacecraft impact can deflect an asteroid’s trajectory, as a means to protect Earth from rogue space rocks.
A new curriculum from the American Indian Museum brings greater depth and understanding to the long-misinterpreted history of indigenous culture.
The people of pre-colonial Puerto Rico did not disappear entirely—a new study shows that the island’s residents still carry bits of their DNA.
As the world warms up, archaeologists are discovering that some of the most fascinating glimpses of prehistoric life are melting from ice.
This heightened immune reactions, which was likely driven by the adaptation of the immune system to a changing environment.
Tel Aviv University team shows early man intentionally upcycled flint byproducts of stone knapping to efficiently butcher elephants and suck the marrow out of life.
The ancient settlement of Hasankeyf will soon be submerged as part of a controversial dam project – despite residents’ protests.
Parallels between burial sites in the two regions suggest long-distance networks emerged earlier than previously believed.
These little-understood hominins increased in brain size, spread to new lands and hunted challenging game with finely crafted weapons. The details of their lives and evolutionary relationships are still slim.
“The universe and the observer exist as a pair. I cannot imagine a consistent theory of the universe that ignores consciousness,” Linde concluded.
Archaeologists may have discovered the village where Jesus is said to have appeared after he was crucified.
The 1843 resistance campaign from Multuggerah and his men near Toowoomba was about standing up and saying ‘No more’.
Close examination of the rock layers revealed that the crater was already packed with debris within the first 24 hours, with an estimated 425 feet of material filling the gaping hole within that first day.
For years, scientists have hotly debated which early humans were related to us and which simply died out on a parallel evolutionary branch.
“Greater Adria” existed hundreds of millions of years ago after it broke off from the supercontinent Gondwana.
Scientists have extracted the oldest genetic information ever found, using a technique that could revolutionise our understanding of evolution.