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Crooked King Had Parasite Problem, New Study Suggests

LiveScience | Douglas Main | Posted 09.04.2013 | Science

William Shakespeare depicted King Richard III as a crooked ruler, due to the monarch's supposed ruthless demeanor and his curved spine. A new study ...

Trailblazing Study Ties Ancient DNA To Living People

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.09.2013 | Science

What if you could trace your ancestry back to around 5,000 years ago? Researchers were able to do just that in a fascinating new DNA study, which foun...

Mummies Reveal Ancient Egyptians Wore WHAT On Their Toes?

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 07.09.2013 | Science

Archaeologists have discovered two ancient Egyptian skeletons, dating back more than 3,300 years, which were each buried with a toe ring made of copp...

Deformity-Causing Disorder Seen In Bones Of Renaissance Family

natureheader | Traci Watson | Posted 06.10.2013 | Science

As the wealthy rulers of Tuscany and patrons of Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo, the Medicis were the 'first family' of the Italian Renaissance. But all...

Old Skeletons May Belong To Family Of Medieval Knight

Posted 05.01.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/29/2013 01:26 PM EDT on LiveScience Archaeologists have unearthed skeletal remains of eight ...

Did Gold-Bedecked Skeleton Belong To Ancient Queen?

Posted 04.29.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 04/26/2013 02:09 PM EDT on LiveScience More than 4,000 years ago, a woman, perhaps an ancient queen, was ...

Ancient Skeletons Unearthed In Remote 'Tiger Cave'

Posted 04.24.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/22/2013 01:25 PM EDT on LiveScience Talk about your archaeological jackpots: Researc...

Closest Human Ancestor Had Funny Walk, Fossils Suggest

Posted 04.12.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/11/2013 02:07 PM EDT on LiveScience The most complete investigation of the anatomy of what...

Neanderthal Bones Discovered In Coastal Cave

Posted 04.02.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/01/2013 08:45 AM EDT on LiveScience A trove of Neanderthal fossils including bones of chi...

Ancient Fossil Shows Creature Had Modern Teeth

Posted 03.27.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/27/2013 06:49 AM EDT on LiveScience Paleontologists in Japan have unearthed the jaw of a pri...

Debate Flares Over Turkana Boy's Strange Skeleton

Posted 03.21.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/20/2013 11:23 AM EDT on LiveScience "Turkana Boy," an exquisitely preserved 1.5-mi...

Old Skeletons Reveal Sad Plight Of Ancient People

Posted 03.19.2013 | Science

Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/18/2013 12:58 PM EDT While an Egyptian pharaoh built majestic temples filled with sparkling trea...

150th Anniversary of the USS Monitor: Meet Civil War Naval Heroes Robert Williams and William Bryan

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.28.2012 | Good News
Megan Smolenyak

Under ideal circumstances, living relatives of both Williams and Bryan could provide DNA reference samples to compare against the remains to make the final assessment, but the obstacle is Williams' name.

WATCH: Murder Mystery Unearthed At Bottom Of Ancient Well

Posted 11.09.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 11/08/2012 02:44 PM EST on LiveScience More than 8,000 years ago, a 19-year-old woman a...

Medieval Skeleton May Be Famous Church's Founder, Archaeologists Say

Posted 10.31.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 10/30/2012 12:46 PM EDT on LiveScience A skeleton found in the same boneyard where Eng...

Creepiest Auction Find Ever

AP | Posted 09.12.2012 | Money

SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. -- A pair of skeletons for sale at a Pennsylvania auction house went for more than a couple of bones. A Lancaster County antiques ...

Why Neanderthals Sported Arms Like Popeye

Posted 07.19.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 07/18/2012 05:04 PM EDT on LiveScience The unusually powerful right arms of Neanderthals...

Early Human Bones Part Of 'Paleoanthropological Jackpot'

| Posted 07.27.2012 | Science

By Kate Wong Readers of this blog may have noticed that I’m obsessed with a recently discovered member of the human family tree: the nearly two m...

'Auction Kings': How Much For A Giant Fruit Bat Skeleton?

Posted 06.15.2012 | TV

On "Auction Kings" (Thu., 9 p.m. ET on Discovery) Thursday night a customer brought in the skeleton of a giant fruit bat. Some species of fruit bat...

Skeletons Found Treated For Vampirism

AP | Posted 06.05.2012 | Weird News

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Bulgarian archaeologists say they have unearthed centuries-old skeletons pinned down through their chests with iron rods – a ...

Dog Ears Music: Things My Accountant Says Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.13.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Fats Waller, Champion Jack Dupree, Supergrass, Harper Simon, Count Basie and more.

Jennifer Coolidge Plays A Drug Dealer On 'The Game'

Posted 03.12.2012 | TV

"The Game" (Tue., 10 p.m. EST On BET) returned for its Season 5 premiere with a one-hour episode that saw Jennifer Coolidge playing both a baddie ... ...

Unearthing the World's Best-Preserved Skeletons

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 12.04.2011 | Books
Tanja M. Laden

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Skeleton Turn-Key

Varla Ventura | Posted 10.19.2011 | Weird News
Varla Ventura

It seems that every paranormal show on TV can link a haunting back to the death of a person on the premises. My own home has given me more than one sign that it is host to some ethereal beings.

City To Employ 'Skeleton' Signs As Warning To Speeders

Posted 07.12.2011 | New York

In an effort to reduce traffic fatalities, New York City will display new digital boards letting drivers know they're exceeding the speed limit, a com...