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BORTH, WALES — There is a poem children in Wales learn about the sunken kingdom of Cantre’r Gwaelod, swallowed by the sea and drowned forever after. On a quiet night, legend has it, one can hear the kingdom’s church bells ringing.
ST LOUIS, MISSOURI—Excavations at the Sanyangzhuang site and the Anshang site along China’s lower Yellow River flood plain, and analysis of sedimentary soils deposited along the Yellow River over thousands of years, indicate that people were changing the environment nearly 3,000 years ago.
The bones of ground sloths, saber-toothed cats and other creatures of the Ice Age have been discovered in a deep underwater cavern on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, but the exploration of the site is actually happening on the surface, hundreds of miles away, in a lab in San Diego.
Ancient skulls discovered in a Spanish cave exhibit a mix of Neandertal and more primitive characteristics, implying that Neandertals developed their defining traits in stages.
Chance events may profoundly shape history. What if Franz Ferdinand's driver had not taken a wrong turn, bringing the Duke face to face with his assassin? Would World War I still have been fought? Would Hitler have risen to power decades later?
The law of unintended consequences may have a longer history than we thought. At a Neolithic settlement in the region where early farmers pioneered crop irrigation systems, a team has found the oldest example of a water-borne disease that today affects 210 million people worldwide.
WASHINGTON — A student-led project aims to send a time capsule to Mars for future explorers to discover, its organizers announced today (June 23).
With Enigma Man we follow the groundbreaking research of Aussie paleoanthropologist Darren Curnoe and his Chinese colleague, paleontologist Ji Xueping.
Dr. Glen MacPherson doesn't remember the first time he heard the sound. It may have started at the beginning of 2012, a dull, steady droning like that of a diesel engine idling down the street from his house in the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. A lecturer at the University of British Columbia and high school teacher of physics, mathematics and biology, months passed before MacPherson realized that the noise, which he'd previously dismissed as some background nuisance like car traffic or an airplane passing overhead, was something abnormal.
Related: Can you hear The Hum? Mystery noise which drives sufferers mad could be heard in Plymouth area
University of Queensland researchers have simulated time travel using light particles. Lead author and PhD student Martin Ringbauer, from UQ's School of Mathematics and Physics, said the study used photons – single particles of light – to simulate quantum particles traveling through time and study their behavior, possibly revealing bizarre aspects of modern physics.
Just beyond the traffic and palm trees of Wilshire Boulevard, hidden beneath the shadows of nondescript office buildings, lie the tar-slicked bones of many thousand long-dead creatures.
A "mystery coin" has been uncovered as part of work to discover the secrets of the world's largest Celtic coin hoard.
On a rainy day in February, a black Subaru purrs along a country road through the sodden farmland east of Pecs, in rural southern Hungary.
The Akkadian Empire (2334-2154 BCE), carved out in blood by the army of Sargon the Great, put the lion’s share of Mesopotamia under the control of a single ruler. It doesn’t come up in popular culture really often, but Akkad’s cultural and historical significance is huge
When is the Summer Solstice? That time of the year when the Northern Hemisphere is angled toward the sun? When the day is the longest and when the night is the shortest? When the season changes into Summer? June 21st? Such astronomical knowledge is taught in grade school. However, observers in the Stone Age had no idea about the tilt of the Earth.
At the dawn of civilization, settlers on the Nile River made use of an everyday material to do something amazing
UN cultural agency UNESCO on Saturday granted its coveted World Heritage status to a vast and ancient Inca road system spanning six countries in South America.
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