Scroll that mentions Jesus's wife is ancient, scientists confirm
A ancient piece of papyrus that contains a mention of Jesus' wife is not a forgery, according to a scientific analysis of the controversial text, US researchers said Thursday.
Professor notes wait for Nobel science prizes is growing alarming long
Researchers say Neanderthals were no strangers to good parenting
Archaeologists at the University of York are challenging the traditional view that Neanderthal childhood was difficult, short and dangerous.
Ancient shark fossil reveals new insights into jaw evolution
The skull of a newly discovered 325-million-year-old shark-like species suggests that early cartilaginous and bony fishes have more to tell us about the early evolution of jawed vertebrates—including humans—than ...
Study: The trials of the Cherokee were reflected in their skulls
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Tennessee have found that environmental stressors – from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War – led to significant changes in the ...
Online food reviews reveal inner self, Stanford linguist finds
(Phys.org) —Word choice in online restaurant reviews reveals much about people's inner worlds, according to Stanford research. The study, appearing in the April 7 issue of the journal First Monday, uses s ...
Researchers find rare fossilized embryos more than 500 million years old
The Cambrian Period is a time when most phyla of marine invertebrates first appeared in the fossil record. Also dubbed the "Cambrian explosion," fossilized records from this time provide glimpses into evolutionary ...
Ancient 'spider' images reveal eye-opening secrets (w/ video)
Stunning images of a 305-million-year-old harvestman fossil reveal ancestors of the modern-day arachnids had two sets of eyes rather than one.
Extinct carnivorous marsupial may have hunted prey larger than itself
The reconstruction of an extinct meat-eating marsupial's skull, Nimbacinus dicksoni, suggests that it may have had the ability to hunt vertebrate prey exceeding its own body size, according to results publis ...
Rare leafcutter bee fossils reveal Ice Age environment at the La Brea Tar Pits
The La Brea Tar Pits, the world's richest and most important Ice Age fossil locality, is most celebrated for it collection of saber-toothed cats and mammoths. The site's lesser known, but equally vast insect ...
Rare sarcophagus, Egyptian scarab found in Israel
Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh, Israel's Antiquities Authority said Wednesday.
New technology unwraps mummies' ancient mysteries
Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries.
US top in the world for entrepreneurship, researchers find
The USA is the most entrepreneurial economy in the world, according to the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI). The GEDI index combines data on entrepreneurial activities and aspirations ...
New find challenges 'simple' Australian artefacts assumption
Purposely sharpened or 'retouched' stone axes evolved in Australia thousands of years before they appeared in Europe according to researchers studying the south-east Asian archaeological record.