Did climate change cause Greenland's ancient Viking community to collapse?
Our changing climate usually appears to be a very modern problem, yet new research from Greenland published in Boreas, suggests that the AD 1350 collapse of a centuries old colony established by Viking settlers may have b ...
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 ...
Vikings could have steered by polarized light
DNA detectives in the Viking North West
The Vikings are alive and well and living in the North West of England! Thats the revelation in a new book on an epic research project into the genetic footprint of the Scandinavian invaders.
Viking landers did detect organics on Mars
Vikings brought Amerindian to Iceland 1,000 years ago: study
The first Native American to arrive in Europe may have been a woman brought to Iceland by the Vikings more than 1,000 years ago, a study by Spanish and Icelandic researchers suggests.
Searching for life on Mars
The first and only attempts to search for life on Mars were the Viking missions launched in 1975. Now scientists are suggesting the next decade of robotic probes sent to the red planet should make the search ...
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 ...
History-Making Mars Mission Launched 35 Years Ago
Thrust from a Titan 3/Centaur rocket launched NASA's Viking 1 spacecraft on a 505-million-mile journey to Mars on Aug. 20, 1975. Viking 2 followed three weeks later.
A stone says more than a thousand runes
It was not necessary to be literate to be able to access rune carvings in the 11th century. At the same time those who could read were able to glean much more information from a rune stone than merely what was written in ...
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.
Decapitated skeletons were Vikings: scientists
Dozens of decapitated skeletons have been unearthed in southern England believed to be those of 1,000-year-old Vikings, scientists said Friday.
Saxon queen discovered in Germany
(PhysOrg.com) -- Remains of one of the oldest members of the English royal family have been unearthed at Magdeburg Cathedral in Germany. The preliminary findings will be announced at a conference at the University ...
Assimilating culture -- what language tells us about immigration and integration
They're a firm part of our language and even speak to us of our national culture — but some words aren't quite as English as we think.