A new activity center at the American Indian Museum in NYC sheds light on the original know-how of the Americas.
Planetary pairings, a super-bright asteroid, and the astronomical start of a new season offer plenty of reasons to look up this month.
Analyses of 91 ancient genomes recovered from human remains at sites in California and Canada provide evidence that the first peoples separated into two populations between 18,000 and 15,000 years ago.
Contemporary Icelanders have diverged from their ancestors in Scandinavia and the British and Irish Isles, while the Viking age settlers are effectively indistinguishable from modern representatives of these source populations.
The 2,100-year-old mummified remains actually belong to a stillborn boy who suffered from anencephaly, a rare condition in which part of the brain and skull fails to develop.
The coast of southeastern Alaska was largely ice-free and full of plant and animal life 17,000 years ago—a welcoming environment for people venturing south.
There are some 6,000 Gwich’in hunting and raising their children at the edge of the Arctic Circle. They’ve been there for thousands of years, following the caribou, which provide a majority of their diet.
New research suggests that the crater was home to sea life less than a decade after impact, and it contained a thriving ecosystem within 30,000 years.
Is it possible to bring these long gone reptiles back from the dead and, if we could, would we really want to?
Environmentalists vow to continue fighting after Trudeau government approves the purchase of the 1,000km project.
Starting about 7,000 years ago, the genetic diversity of men – specifically, the diversity of their Y chromosomes – collapsed, as if there was only one man left to mate for every 17 women.
Hundreds of ancient stolen tablets, seized from the company Hobby Lobby and returned to Iraq, provide clues about what a lost 4,000-year-old city called Irisagrig was like.
The paper suggests that tropical areas have had a much longer time to accumulate the diversity we see today. Given enough time, we could expect to see the same happen in other parts of the world.
C/2016 R2 is described by Wierzchos and Womack as a CO-rich comet in which carbon monoxide emission is assumed to be the primary driver of activity.
A full-body CT scan showed that Ötzi had three calcifications in his heart region, putting him at increased risk for a heart attack.
The cave contained ancient tools, kangaroo bone and the remnants of the campfire, which has nearly 8 inches of fine, white ash and pieces of charcoal in it that researchers plan to radiocarbon-date.