Archeology
Hippocamp: Seventh Inner Moon of Neptune May Have Broken from Larger Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 17 hours
A new study led by SETI Institute astronomers suggests that the recently-discovered moon of Neptune, Hippocamp, is probably an ancient fragment of a much... more
Thermally-painted metasurfaces yield perfect light absorbers for high-tech applications  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers have discovered that the ancient technique of heating metal to create vibrant colors creates a nanostructured surface that acts as a perfect light absorber. Perfect light absorbers—materials that absorb... more
Citizen scientist finds ancient white dwarf star encircled by puzzling rings  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The oldest and coldest known white dwarf -- an Earth-sized remnant of a sun-like star that has died -- could be the first known white dwarf... more
First evidence for an unusual congenital pathology in cave bears  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists from the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH) have published a paper in the International Journal of Paleopathology that describes the first case of... more
20-million-year-old tusked sea cow is Central America's oldest marine mammal  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A researcher searching the shoreline of the Panama Canal for fossil plants instead found an ancient sea cow. An 'emergency fossil excavation' due to rising water levels yielded... more
Marsupial lived among Arctic dinosaurs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A research team has discovered a previously unknown species of marsupial that lived in Alaska's Arctic during the era of dinosaurs, adding a vivid new detail to a complex ancient landscape. The thumb-sized animal, named Unnuakomys hutchisoni, lived... more
Customs Letter About a Long-Lost Suitcase Leads to Artifacts from Desert with Early 'Jesus' Painting  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
The ancient desert village of Shivta in southern Israel made headlines when archaeologists discovered a wall painting there... more
Ancient 'night' marsupial faced four months of winter darkness  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Paleontologists working on a steep river bank in Alaska have discovered fossil evidence of the northernmost marsupial known to science. more
Ancient Fresco of Mythical Narcissus Found in Pompeii  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Excavations in a lavishly decorated house in ancient Pompeii have yielded a Valentine's Day-worthy discovery: a fresco of Narcissus, the mythical hunter who fell in love with his own reflection. more
Pompeii dig uncovers Narcissus fresco in ancient atrium  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Archaeologists have discovered a fresco in an ancient Pompeii residence that portrays the mythological hunter Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection. more
Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Marine scientists have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines new data with archeological and historical records - some dating back to... more
Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local extinction  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Marine scientists from the University of Queensland, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines... more
Ancient spider fossils, surprisingly preserved in rock, reveal reflective eyes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Usually, soft-bodied species like spiders aren't fossilized in rock like animals with bones and teeth. More often, ancient spiders and insects are more likely to be discovered preserved... more
Archaeologists discover ancient workshop in Egypt's Sinai  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered an ancient workshop used to build and repair ships that dates back to the Ptolemaic era (332 B.C.-30 B.C.) in the Sinai Peninsula. more
Photos: Teen's Skeleton Buried Next to Pyramid in Egypt  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Archaeologists have discovered the skeleton of a girl who was around 13 years of age when she died. Here's a look at the remains, the cemetery and the mysterious pyramid... more
Ice Age survivors or stranded travellers? A new subterranean species discovered in Canada  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The discovery of a new to science species of rare and primitive arthropod in a cave that was covered by a thick... more
Ice Age survivors or stranded travellers? A new subterranean species discovered in Canada  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The discovery of a new to science species of rare and primitive arthropod from the depths of a cave that was covered... more
Maze of Tombs in Egypt Holds Many Mummies Dating Back 2,300 Years  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The mummies spanned all ages and were buried in various types of tombs, all seeming to date back to the Ptolemaic dynasty, which lasted... more
How predatory plankton created modern ecosystems after 'Snowball Earth'  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Around 635 to 720 million years ago, Earth was twice almost completely covered by ice. The question of how life survived these 'Snowball Earth' glaciations has puzzled scientists for many... more
Tomb savers: Conservationists unveil work on Tutankhamun grave  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
After almost a decade, a team of international experts on Thursday revealed the results of their painstaking work to preserve the tomb of Egypt's legendary Pharaoh Tutankhamun. more
Record-Breaking Salamander Found in Tennessee  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
A team of scientists has discovered the largest individual of any cave salamander in North America — a 9.4-inch (23.8 cm) long specimen of the Berry... more
Record-breaking salamander  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have discovered the largest individual of any cave salamander in North America, a 9.3-inch specimen of Berry Cave salamander. more
Researchers discover record-breaking salamander  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers at UT have discovered the largest individual of any cave salamander in North America, a 9.3-inch specimen of Berry Cave salamander. The finding was published in Subterranean Biology. more
Remains of explorer who first rounded Australia found in UK  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The remains of a noted Royal Navy explorer who led the first circumnavigation of Australia have been found by archeologists excavating a burial ground where a railway station... more
Underground in Jerusalem, a rare look at an ancient tomb  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Flashlight beams pierce the darkness and reveal an archaeological gem in underground Jerusalem few have had the chance to glimpse in recent years. more
Egypt says archaeologists find ancient tombs in Nile Delta  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered ancient tombs dating back to the Second Intermediate Period, 1782-1570 B.C., in the Nile Delta. more
Ancient 'night' marsupial faced four months of winter darkness
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