Experts find remains of England's King Richard III (Update 4)
He was king of England, but for centuries he lay without shroud or coffin in an unknown grave, and his name became a byword for villainy.
Out of Africa date brought forward
Shipwreck find could be legendary 'sunstone'
An oblong crystal found in the wreck of a 16th-century English warship is a sunstone, a near-mythical navigational aid said to have been used by Viking mariners, researchers said on Wednesday.
Oldest evidence of split between Old World monkeys and apes discovered
Two fossil discoveries from the East African Rift reveal new information about the evolution of primates, according to a study published online in Nature this week led by Ohio University scientists.
New study shows frozen mummy Inca children given coca and alcohol before sacrifice
America's only Clovis skeleton genome offers clues to Native American ancestry (Update)
Nearly 13,000 years ago, a baby boy died in what is Montana today.
Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet
Scientists have unearthed the oldest big cat fossil yet, suggesting the predator—similar to a snow leopard—evolved in Asia and spread out.
Even ancient mummies had clogged arteries, study shows
Even without modern-day temptations like fast food or cigarettes, people had clogged arteries some 4,000 years ago, according to the biggest-ever hunt for the condition in mummies.
Oldest organism with skeleton discovered in Australia
A team of paleontologists has discovered the oldest animal with a skeleton. Called Coronacollina acula, the organism is between 560 million and 550 million years old, which places it in the Ediacaran period ...
Farming arrived in Europe with migrants, isotopic data show
For decades, archaeologists have debated how farming spread to Stone Age Europe, setting the stage for the rise of Western civilization.
Maya Long Count calendar and European calendar linked using carbon-14 dating
(Phys.org) —The Maya are famous for their complex, intertwined calendric systems, and now one calendar, the Maya Long Count, is empirically calibrated to the modern European calendar, according to an international ...
Prehistoric bugs from 230 million years ago found in amber (Update)
(Phys.org)—An international team of scientists has discovered the oldest record of arthropods—invertebrate animals that include insects, arachnids, and crustaceans—preserved in amber. The specimens, ...
What ecosystem greeted the first human settlers in the northern Caribbean?
(Phys.org) —Assembling a picture of past environments always involves detective work. The reward is a clearer understanding of how natural and human forces have changed environments in the past, giving ...
Scientists reassemble the backbone of life with a particle acceleratorynchrotron X-rays
Scientists have been able to reconstruct, for the first time, the intricate three-dimensional structure of the backbone of early tetrapods, the earliest four-legged animals. High-energy X-rays and a new data ...