History
8 Archaeological Sites That Jesus May have Visited  LIVE SCIENCE · 36 minutes
Here's a look at some of the more interesting places the historical Jesus may have set foot in, and what he was doing there. more
Pushing Boundaries: An Out-of-this-world Art Project  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
A large-scale campus collaboration is underway to visually pay homage to the significant contributions CU Boulder has made to space exploration. The SpaceTime Underpass... more
Jesus Wasn't the Only Man to Be Crucified. Here's the History Behind This Brutal Practice.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
The most famous crucifixion in the world took place when, according to the New Testament, Jesus was put... more
Continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Nine years ago tomorrow -- April 20, 2010 -- crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico in what turned out to be the largest marine oil... more
Study shows continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Nine years ago tomorrow—April 20, 2010—crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico in what turned out to be the largest marine oil... more
Leonardo da Vinci was Ambidextrous, Researchers Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Leonardo da Vinci was left-handed, but he wrote and painted with both hands, according to new research from the Opificio delle Pietre... more
The secret to a stable society? A steady supply of beer doesn't hurt  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists analyzed bits of beer vessels from an ancient Peruvian brewery to learn what the beer was made of and where the... more
Mesopotamian King Sargon II envisioned ancient city Karkemish as western Assyrian capital  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In "A New Historical Inscription of Sargon II from Karkemish," published in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Gianni Marchesi translates a recently discovered... more
Notre Dame: the public and private lives of France's spiritual home  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
While flames engulfed Notre Dame on the evening of April 15 and the world watched in despair, French president Emmanuel Macron told news cameras that the... more
These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An ancient and rare beetle fossil is the oldest example of a social relationship between two animal species. more
A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near... more
How superstitions spread  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Ancient Roman leaders once made decisions about important events, such as when to hold elections or where to build new cities, based on the presence or flight patterns of birds. Builders often omit the thirteenth floor from their floor plans,... more
A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near... more
Researchers hunt for 17th century 'witch bottles'  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of archaeologists and historians from MOLA and the University of Hertfordshire are calling on people who may have discovered 17th century 'witch bottles' during restoration work or know of examples curated at... more
Planck reveals link between active galaxies and their dark matter environment  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists have used the tiny distortions imprinted on the cosmic microwave background by the gravity of matter throughout the universe, recorded by ESA's Planck satellite, to... more
Lithium detected in an ancient star gives new clues for Big Bang nucleosynthesis  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain) and the University of Cambridge (UK) have detected lithium (Li) in the ancient... more
Genome analysis shows common origin of Pskov, Novgorod and Yakutia populations  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists have for the first time compared complete genome data of different ethnic groups in Russia. Using a special algorithm, they traced the genetic history for... more
Switch from hunting to herding recorded in ancient urine  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study begins to resolve the scale and pace of change during the first phases of animal domestication beyond the Fertile Crescent. To reconstruct this history, the authors turned... more
Meteoroid Strikes Eject Precious Water From Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, report that streams of meteoroids striking the Moon... more
Switch from hunting to herding recorded in ancient pee  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The transition from hunting and gathering to farming and herding is considered a crucial turning point in the history of humanity. Scholars think the intensive food production that came along... more
Fish that outlived dinosaurs reveals secrets of ancient skull evolution  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new study into one of the world's oldest types of fish, Coelacanth, provides fresh insights into the development of the skull and brain of vertebrates and the... more
Lightning hits Acropolis in Greece injuring 4, site intact  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A lightning bolt struck the Acropolis in Athens during a rainstorm Wednesday, lightly injuring two visitors and two guards but causing no damage to the country's most famous ancient site,... more
Technology automatically senses how Parkinson's patients respond to medication  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Adjusting the frequency and dosage of Parkinson's patients' medication is complex. In their 'ON' state they respond positively to medication and in their 'OFF' state symptoms return. Addressing these fluctuations... more
Rhinos, Gomphotheres, Camels, Horses, Antelopes and Alligators Lived in Ancient ‘Texas Serengeti’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Dr. Steven May, a paleontology research associate at the University of Texas at Austin, has studied and identified an extensive collection of fossils from... more
NASA wants to send a low-cost mission to explore Neptune's moon Triton  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In the coming years, NASA has some bold plans to build on the success of the New Horizons mission. Not only did this spacecraft... more
Mild equine asthma can distinguish winners from losers on the racetrack  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
From chariot racing in ancient Rome to the modern Kentucky Derby, horse racing has been celebrated in some form for more than a thousand years. Whether... more
Researchers discover 'ghostly' signs of a mysterious new mineral  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international research team including Curtin University scientists has documented the 'ghost' of an undiscovered mineral at two ancient meteorite impact craters. more
Hidden Brain: America's Changing Attitudes Toward Gay People  NPR · 4 days
Public opinion about gay rights has shifted enormously in the United States over the past few decades. What are some of the factors that have led to this historic change in attitudes? more
Cometary Surprise Found Inside Meteorite  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
An ancient sliver of the building blocks from which comets formed was discovered encased inside a meteorite like an insect in amber by a Carnegie-led research... more
Historic logging site shows first human-caused bedrock erosion along an entire river  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Logging activity a century ago on a Washington river caused the bedrock to erode, creating a new terrace. The authors believe such large-scale, human-caused... more
A 2014 meteor may have come from another solar system  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
Scientists have identified a possible interstellar meteor, and think it could be one of millions that have visited Earth over the planet’s history. more
Variations in the 'fogginess' of the universe identify a milestone in cosmic history  nanowerk · 5 days
Large differences in the 'foggines' of the early universe were caused by islands of cold gas left behind when the universe heated... more
Variations in the 'fogginess' of the universe identify a milestone in cosmic history  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Large differences in the 'fogginess' of the early universe were caused by islands of cold gas left behind when the universe heated... more
‘Cities’ reveals common ground between ancient and modern urban life  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
In the book ‘Cities,’ archaeologist Monica Smith sees the positives in past and present metropolises. more
New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the Earth. The extinction 252 million years... more
Historic logging site shows first human-caused bedrock erosion along an entire river  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Geologic time is supposed to be slow, and the most solid object should be bedrock. But new University of Washington research upends both concepts:... more
Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from moon  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Streams of meteoroids striking the Moon infuse the thin lunar atmosphere with a short-lived water vapor, according to researchers using data from NASA's LADEE spacecraft. The findings will help scientists understand the history of... more
New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the Earth. more
The history of humanity in your face  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The face you see in the mirror is the result of millions of years of evolution and reflects the most distinctive features that we use to identify and recognize each other, molded by our... more
Study: Aegean farmers replaced hunters of ancient Britain  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A wave of migrants from what is now Greece and Turkey arrived in Britain some 6,000 years ago and virtually replaced the existing hunter-gatherer population, according to a study published Monday in... more
Study of Perry Mason is bid to combat 'innocence fatigue'  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A University of Manchester historian is to study the influence of Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of renowned TV attorney Perry Mason, in a bid to reveal the roots... more
Stratolaunch Completes Historic First Flight of Aircraft  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, founded by Paul G. Allen, on Saturday successfully completed the first flight of the world’s largest all-composite aircraft, the Stratolaunch. With... more
Beresheet Spacecraft Fails to Land Safely on the Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
Israel almost succeeded in rewriting lunar history on Thursday evening but fell short after spacecraft Beresheet (Hebrew for... more
Stratolaunch, the World's Biggest Aircraft, Makes Historic 1st Flight  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
An odd-looking, double-bodied airplane with a wingspan as long as a football field just took to the skies today (April 13) from the Mojave Air & Space Port. more
Israel Will Build Another Moon Lander  SPACE.COM · 1 week
The team behind the nation's Beresheet probe, which crashed during its historic lunar-landing attempt Thursday (April 11), will take another crack at Earth's nearest neighbor. more
AP Explains: Why 2nd-worst Ebola outbreak is growing concern  ABC NEWS · 1 week
AP Explains: Why the 2nd-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is a growing concern more
Driving a wedge into historic gaps of climate science  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean. more
American parents (still) prefer boys—and it's hurting their daughters' test scores  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The math gender gap may be narrowing, thanks to STEM programs, advocacy and an overdue backlash against inequality. But there's still a lot we don't know... more
Ancient lakes: Eyes into the past, and the future  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Baikal, Biwa and Bosuntwi. Maracaibo, Malawi and Matano. Tule, Tahoe and Titicaca. more
DNA fragments from ancient hominins reveal new branches of the Denisovan lineage  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
It's widely accepted that anatomically modern humans interbred with their close relatives, the Neanderthals and Denisovans, as they dispersed out of Africa. more
Should We Have Empathy For Those We Hate?  NPR · 1 week
The latest episode of NPR's Podcast Invisibilia examines the history of empathy in American culture. In this era of political polarization, empathy has fallen out of fashion. more
Israeli spacecraft crashes in attempt to land on moon  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An Israeli spacecraft crashed into the moon Thursday just moments before touchdown, failing in an ambitious attempt to make history as the first privately funded lunar landing. more
Conservationists discover hidden diversity in ancient frog family  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Research scientists have uncovered hidden diversity within a type of frog found only in the Seychelles, showing that those on each island have their own distinct lineage. The family tree of sooglossid... more
Israeli spacecraft crashes onto moon after technical failures  REUTERS · 1 week
The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashed onto the moon on Thursday after a series of technical failures during its final descent,... more
Israel's Beresheet Spacecraft Crashes Into Moon During Landing Attempt  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Israel's first moon lander came up just short in its historic touchdown bid this afternoon (April 11). more
Israel's Beresheet Spacecraft Crashes Into Moon During Landing Attempt  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Israel's lunar lander came up just short in its historic touchdown bid this afternoon (April 11). more
Homo luzonensis: New Species of Ancient Human Discovered  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
An early human species with a unique mix of primitive (that is, Australopithecus-like) and derived (that is, Homo sapiens-like) morphological... more
A new species of ancient human and real-time evolutionary changes in flowering plants  Science Magazine · 1 week
The ancient humans also known as the “hobbit” people (Homo floresiensis) might have company in their small stature with the discovery of... more
Israel set to land spacecraft on the moon in first  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Israel's first spacecraft to the moon was expected to make its historic landing there Thursday, making the Jewish state the fourth and smallest country to complete the trip. more
Conservationists discover hidden diversity in ancient frog family  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Research scientists led by the University of Kent have uncovered hidden diversity within a type of frog found only in the Seychelles, showing that those on each island have their own distinct... more
Ancient 'Texas Serengeti' had elephant-like animals, rhinos, alligators and more  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
During the Great Depression, Texans were put to work as fossil hunters. The workers retrieved tens of thousands of specimens that have been studied in small bits and... more
Dragons: A Brief History of the Mythical, Fire-Breathing Beasts  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
We've known for a very long time that dragons aren't real, but we're still enamored by them. more
Ancient DNA reveals new branches of the Denisovan family tree  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It's widely accepted that anatomically modern humans interbred with their close relatives, the Neanderthals and Denisovans, as they dispersed out of Africa. But a study examining DNA fragments... more
Driving a wedge into historic gaps of climate science  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean. more
Ancient 'Texas Serengeti' had elephant-like animals, rhinos, alligators and more  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
During the Great Depression, some unemployed Texans were put to work as fossil hunters. The workers retrieved tens of thousands of specimens that have been studied in small... more
Historic water levels at Iraq reservoirs and dams: Officials  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Water levels in Iraq's reservoirs and dams have reached historic heights, officials have told AFP, with thousands of families facing possible displacement by more flooding. more
When science is put in the service of evil  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Holocaust is one of the worst collective crimes in the history of humanity – and medical science was complicit in the horrors. more
Israeli Moon Probe to Attempt Historic Lunar Landing Today! Watch Live  SPACE.COM · 1 week
To date, three countries have landed on the moon. Today, that number may become four. more
How much evidence is enough to declare a new species of human?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The announcement of a new species of ancient human (more correctly hominin) from the Philippines, reported today in Nature, will cause a lot of... more
New species of early human found in the Philippines  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have uncovered the remains of a new species of human in the Philippines, proving the region played a key role in hominin evolutionary history. more
Archaeologists identify first prehistoric figurative cave art in Balkans  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Archaeologist have revealed the first example of Paleolithic figurative cave art found in the Balkan Peninsula. more
The heartland always a place of global connection, not isolation, author says  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A persistent heartland myth paints the rural and small town Midwest as local, insular, isolationist—the ultimate national safe space, walled off from the rest... more
New Species of Early Human Is Even Smaller Than the 'Hobbit'  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The ancient bones and teeth of a previously unknown human relative — one that was even smaller than the so-called Hobbit — have been discovered deep... more
Ancient Bones And Teeth Found In A Philippine Cave May Rewrite Human History  NPR · 2 weeks
Islands in Southeast Asia were clearly important in the evolution of early humans, say scientists who have turned up 50,000-year-old remains of... more
New Book 'Shoot for the Moon' Earns High Praise From Apollo 11 Astronaut  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
A detail on the front of author James Donovan's latest release, "Shoot for the Moon," is likely to attract the interest of... more
Ancient Bones And Teeth Found In A Philippines Cave May Rewrite Human History  NPR · 2 weeks
Islands in Southeast Asia were clearly important in the evolution of early humans, say scientists who have turned up 50,000-year-old remains of... more
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