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New visual and arithmetic clues suggest that the mythical city of Atlantis may have been hiding in plain sight the entire time, in rather an unlikely place.
A boat used by the Chitimacha tribe who lived along the Atchafalaya Basin has been found and radiocarbon dated to between 430 and 622 AD.
An altar found at Guatemala’s La Corona site suggests the Mayan dynasty of Kaanul, known as the Snake Kings, acted like its namesake in slowly squeezing the rival kingdom of Tikal, archaeologists said.
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will head to a two-asteroid system, consisting of the 800-meter-across (half-mile) Didymos and the 160-meter (124-foot) body orbiting it and crash into the smaller asteroid in an attempt to deflect it.
The method, called “conStruct” and featured in the current issue of Genetics, allows researchers to analyze complex patterns of genetic variation in large datasets with broad geographic sampling.
“Observations of today’s Kuiper Belt show that binaries like these were quite common in ancient times,” said planetary scientist William Bottke.
The first report on the state of the world’s fungi has revealed that if the natural properties of fungus can be harnessed and developed, plastic could be broken down naturally in weeks rather than years.
New research funded by DARPA (of course) suggests that soon, a lone techromancer might be able to turn the tide on the battlefield by controlling legions of drones using nothing but her mind.
The Adena pipe is the oldest three-dimensional representation of the human form in eastern North America. It was sculpted around A.D. 40 by an artisan belonging to the Adena culture.
Maggie Aderin-Pocock talks about what it takes to get to an asteroid, what they can tell us about our own origins and why we need to be keeping an eye on them.
A team of researchers at Northwestern University said Monday they have designed a blood test that can measure a person’s inner body clock within 1.5 hours, an advance that may help personalize medical treatments in the future.
The coveted prize was awarded to a Scottish veterinarian, two scientists who championed an overlooked protein and a pioneering researcher who helped advance the careers of other women.
Carnivores and bush pigs appear not to have been selected for tool manufacture despite their remains being found in archaeological sites. Their apparent avoidance may have to do with cultural taboos.
The move is part of a long-term plan to eradicate a malaria-transmitting species. This will be the first release of any genetically modified animals into the African wild.
Though similar discoveries have been made in both Peru and Ecuador, for scientists to encounter pre-Hispanic Amazonian funeral urns in Brazil is unheard-of, Kazuo explained.