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Proteins dating back more than one million years have been extracted from some fossils, and could help to answer some difficult questions about archaic humans.
Lima, Peru’s capital, is running dangerously low on water, but archaeology may provide an answer in the form of a system of water storage developed by the area’s indigenous people 1,400 years ago.
Archaeologists just assumed that women made the pottery at Chaco Canyon 1,000 years ago. Then they started thinking like cops—and things got interesting.
Found near Leicester and dated to 395 to 255BC, the shield was made of painted bark, backed by wooden spars. Experts said the shield gave an “unparalleled” insight into prehistoric technology.
Scientists found microbes that survived for thousands of years inside pores in the clay of ancient pottery used to make and store beer and wine.
In 5 billion years, the sun will run out of fuel and expand. A more immediate threat is a global warming apocalypse. Moving the Earth to a wider orbit could be a solution, and it is possible in theory.
Archaeologists and historians fear development will cause ‘irreparable damage’ to world heritage site and surrounding Sacred Valley.
Long before Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, people were using antibiotics to combat infections.
Fictional crash tests the ways that disaster response and space agencies would deal with such a natural disaster.
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – NASA’s first mission to demonstrate a planetary defense technique – will get one chance to hit its target, the small moonlet in the binary asteroid system Didymos.
A team of civil engineers in France have revealed that the Romans had ancient technology for building structures that acted like modern-day electromagnetic cloaking devices.
Iron tools, weapons, musical instruments and sculptures tell a tale of centuries of the craft’s influence.
‘Tabletop exercise’ will ensure US government is ready to respond to any real asteroids that could be on their way to destroy us.
In the first week of April, a Japanese spacecraft blasted a small crater into an asteroid more than 180 million miles from Earth — and now we’ve finally got the first images of its explosive handy work.