Digging up the 'Spanish Vikings'
The fearsome reputation of the Vikings has made them the subject of countless exhibitions, books and films - however, surprisingly little is known about their more southerly exploits in Spain.
Errors on Viking sun compass hint at alternative purpose
Researchers suggest Vikings used crystals with sun compass to steer at night
Findings at Viking archaeological site show power trumping practicality
Vikings are known for raiding and trading, but those who settled in Iceland centuries ago spent more time producing and consuming booze and beef—in part to gain political clout in a place very different ...
Vikings could have steered by polarized light
Enigmatic Viking fortress discovered in Denmark
It is the first time for over 60 years that a new Viking fortress is found in Denmark, says curator Nanna Holm of The Danish Castle Centre. Søren Sindbæk, professor of medieval archeology at Aarhus University, ...
Climate played big role in Vikings' disappearance from Greenland
The end of the Norse settlements on Greenland likely will remain shrouded in mystery. While there is scant written evidence of the colony's demise in the 14th and early 15th centuries, archaeological remains ...
Viking landers did detect organics on Mars
Researchers: We may have found a fabled sunstone (Update)
A rough, whitish block recovered from an Elizabethan shipwreck may be a sunstone, the fabled crystal believed by some to have helped Vikings and other medieval seafarers navigate the high seas, researchers ...
Mars rover surpasses Viking 1's longevity record
Pop quiz: What spacecraft holds the record for longest-surviving mission on the bitterly cold and dusty surface of Mars? As of Thursday, there's a new - but possibly temporary - champion.
Is this proof of life on Mars?
The Curiosity rover is currently on its way to Mars, scheduled to make a dramatic landing within Gale Crater in mid-August and begin its hunt for the geologic signatures of a watery, life-friendly past. Solid ...
Missing piece inspires new look at Mars puzzle
(PhysOrg.com) -- Experiments prompted by a 2008 surprise from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander suggest that soil examined by NASA's Viking Mars landers in 1976 may have contained carbon-based chemical building blocks ...
Viking 'sunstone' more than a myth
Ancient tales of Norse mariners using mysterious sunstones to navigate the ocean when clouds obscured the Sun and stars are more than just legend, according to a study published Wednesday.
The Viking journey of mice and men
House mice (Mus musculus) happily live wherever there are humans. When populations of humans migrate the mice often travel with them. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology h ...