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Rare Whale Fossil Unearthed In Backyard

Rare Whale Fossil Unearthed In Backyard

08. 4.2014
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California (AP) — A search-and-rescue team pulled a rare half-ton whale fossil from a Southern California backyard...
Mystery Of 'Ground Zero Ship' Solved After Four Years

Mystery Of 'Ground Zero Ship' Solved After Four Years

Megan Gannon  07.30.2014
In July 2010, amid the gargantuan rebuilding effort at the site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, construction workers halted...
Ancient Celts May Have 'Blinged' Out Their Smiles

Ancient Celts May Have 'Blinged' Out Their Smiles

Tia Ghose  07.16.2014
Sparkly, gold grills aren't just for Flavor Flav; ancient Celts may have sought out flashy smiles as well. Archaeologists have unearthed...
Ancient Lake Dwellers May Have Given Gruesome Gifts To The Gods

Ancient Lake Dwellers May Have Given Gruesome Gifts To The Gods

Tia Ghose  07.13.2014
Children's skulls found at the edges of Bronze Age settlements may have been a gruesome gift for the local lake gods. The children's skulls...
Fossil 'Treasure Trove' Discovered At Construction Site

Fossil 'Treasure Trove' Discovered At Construction Site

07. 8.2014
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among...
Were Scientists Wrong About Reefs?

Were Scientists Wrong About Reefs?

Jessica Morrison  06.28.2014
Animal reef-building evolved millions of years earlier than previously thought, researchers report today in Science1. Scientists have discovered...
Ancient Treasures Discovered In Burial Chamber Overseas

Ancient Treasures Discovered In Burial Chamber Overseas

Owen Jarus  06.26.2014
An ancient burial containing chariots, gold artifacts and possible human sacrifices has been discovered by archaeologists in the country...
Ancient Artifacts Discovered Atop Cupboard In Britain

Ancient Artifacts Discovered Atop Cupboard In Britain

06.25.2014
LONDON (AP) — Amazing what you can find when you do a good clean out. Bristol University in Britain learned this firsthand when researchers...
Volunteer Fossil Hunter Makes Record-Setting Discovery

Volunteer Fossil Hunter Makes Record-Setting Discovery

Macrina Cooper-White  06.24.2014
Think you need a fancy degree to do important scientific work? Think again. This week scientists confirmed that a huge dinosaur bone unearthed...
Child's Ancient Tomb Yields Nasty Surprise

Child's Ancient Tomb Yields Nasty Surprise

06.20.2014
LONDON (AP) — In a skeleton more than 6,200 years old, scientists have found the earliest known evidence of infection with a parasitic...
Ancient Maya Altars, Artifacts Unearthed

Ancient Maya Altars, Artifacts Unearthed

Owen Jarus  06.12.2014
A team of archaeologists in Guatemala has discovered a council house dating back about 700 years with altars, incense burners and sculpted...
Volcanic Evidence Only Deepens Ancient Mystery

Volcanic Evidence Only Deepens Ancient Mystery

Becky Oskin  06. 2.2014
Tough and tiny zircon crystals have helped researchers rule out an enormous volcanic blast as the source of ash used to make Maya pottery,...
Caveman Campsite Unearthed At Site Of New Embassy

Caveman Campsite Unearthed At Site Of New Embassy

Megan Gannon  05.31.2014
Construction is underway on the south side of the Thames River in London's Battersea neighborhood on a shiny crystalline cube that will...
'Extraordinarily Rare' Artifact Unearthed In Farmstead

'Extraordinarily Rare' Artifact Unearthed In Farmstead

Megan Gannon  05.28.2014
A rare Crusade-era lead seal used to secure a letter was uncovered in an ancient farmstead in Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority...