Mexico archaeologists explore Teotihuacan tunnel (Update)
A yearslong exploration of a tunnel sealed almost 2,000 years ago at the ancient city of Teotihuacan yielded thousands of relics and the discovery of three chambers that could hold more important finds, Mexican ...
Fermi satellite finds hints of starquakes in magnetar 'storm'
(Phys.org) —NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected a rapid-fire "storm" of high-energy blasts from a highly magnetized neutron star, also called a magnetar, on Jan. 22, 2009. Now astronomers analyzing ...
Climatic history study suggests pre-Columbian Mesoamerican society's demise was more complex than just weather
Visiting a park could save your life, scientists say
City dwellers should visit parks more often and take advantage of this free and easy way to boost their physical and mental health, environmental scientists have urged.
Intensive agriculture may have exacerbated drought in ancient Maya city
Greenland Ice: The warmer it gets the faster it melts
Melting of glacial ice will probably raise sea level around the globe, but how fast this melting will happen is uncertain. In the case of the Greenland Ice Sheet, the more temperatures increase, the faster ...
Archaeologists dig at ancient site near Syrian war
Archaeology and war don't usually mix, yet that's been the case for years at Karkemish, an ancient city along the Turkey-Syria border where an excavation team announced its newest finds Saturday just meters ...
Poverty is moving to the suburbs – the question is what to do about it
The conventional image of suburbia is one of bland affluence and social homogeneity. Suburbs are where the middle classes aspire to make their nests. They are the idealised safe havens for raising children ...
Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation
Microsoft announced Monday a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service.
European urbanites breathing highly polluted air: report
As many as nine in 10 European city dwellers breathe air high in pollutants, blamed for 400,000 premature deaths every year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Wednesday.
Ocean-threatened Marshall's leader posts climate video plea
Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak was forced to heighten the seawall protecting his home last year, but says the year-old defences are now barely enough to protect his family from a "climate emergency".
First study of 'Golden Age' mandolins unlocks secrets of their beauty
Some of the most elaborately decorated instruments in history were produced in 18th century Naples. The materials for varnishes and decorations used by individual mandolin masters, honed for wealthy clients ...
ESA image: Mexico City subsidence
Five Sentinel-1A radar scans acquired between 3 October and 2 December 2014 were combined to create this image of ground deformation in Mexico City.