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If all goes well, Hayabusa-2 will be the first spacecraft to successfully deploy landers to gather data from the surface of an asteroid.
There is an artifact decorated with a face that is impossible to tell if it is human or animal. A bowl has a design that could represent a constellation or even an anatomical chart.
Some of the oldest tattoos ever known have been identified on the shoulders of Egyptian mummies dating back more than 5000 years.
It’s a 4300-year-old walled metropolis. At its heart is a giant step pyramid — lavishly adorned with stone stylised eyes and faces. Now called Shimao, it’s ancient name is long since lost.
Forget deflecting asteroids from hitting Earth—some engineers are drawing up a strategy to steer asteroids toward us, so our atmosphere can act as a giant catching mitt for resource-rich space rocks.
The Shimao structure’s stone buttresses form 11 steps. And these appear to have been heavily decorated. Part-animal, part-human faces have been found etched into its stones along with distinctive eye-like symbols.
The immigrants not only brought new cultural practices; they also introduced new genes — such as the mutation that produces blue eyes — that were previously unknown in that geographic area.
‘Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art’ showcases crafted items from the last few centuries alongside the work of modern Native American artists, showing the influence of previous generations on modern design and artwork.
Five scientists were part of an international team that took animal fat residue from ceramic pots used by residents of the ancient Neolithic city of Çatalhöyük in southern Turkey.
Researchers are proposing to add a new arrow to our planetary-defense quiver: steering small, benign near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) into big and hazardous ones, in a dramatic, high-stakes game of cosmic billiards.
A 5,000-year-old burial site near Kenya’s Lake Turkana likely served as a bonding place for a culture in flux.
Historical and modern research shows Australian Aboriginal oral traditions embodied sophisticated readings of the night-sky.
The woman lived for a long time with a small hole, about 17 millimeters wide, in the back of her skull, suggesting she experienced an early form of brain surgery known as trepanation. If true, it would represent a rare example of this surgery in ancient Egypt.