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Strange and surprising findings have been reported from ongoing excavations at Alepotrypa Cave, a site in the Peloponnesus that one archaeologist called "a Neolithic Pompeii," the Greek Ministry of Culture, Education, and Religious Affairs announced.
This is no ordinary Buddha statue. As the CT scan at the right clearly shows, there's a mummy concealed inside!
Alqosh, Iraq—The 800-year-old synagogue believed to house the tomb of the biblical prophet Nahum could become the next victim of Iraq's ancient and modern conflicts.
A project has been launched to record the archaeological heritage of the Middle East and North Africa, arguably the most significant region in the world for its archaeological remains. It is under increasing threat from massive and sustained population explosion, agricultural development, urban expansion, warfare, and looting.
Related: Ancient Peruvian Site Damaged by Landowner
Mark Twain declared that the Indian city of Varanasi was ‘older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend’. He was, of course, wrong. So which exactly is the world’s most ancient continuously inhabited city?
One of the most populous metropolises on the planet, Mexico City, stands atop the ruins of the 15th century Aztec capital Tenochtitlán. The two may not appear to have much in common, but according to a new study they obeyed the same mathematical formula. Scientists have found that—despite major differences in culture, government, and technology—the productivity of both ancient and modern cities grew faster than their populations did. The finding could lead to ways to improve the efficiency of today’s urban centers.
Soldiers could be scanned before they enter the battlefield and a virtual 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed when they get injured, scientists have suggested.
Related: Doctors store 1,600 digital hearts for big data study
Immunologists have shown that our immune cells can learn on the job.
In a remarkable new advance against the virus that causes AIDS, scientists have announced the creation of a novel drug candidate that is so potent and universally effective, it might work as part of an unconventional vaccine.
Related: HIV and syphilis biomarkers: Smartphone, finger prick, 15 minute diagnosis
Part of what makes treating cancer so tricky is that cancer cells are just normal cells that have gone haywire. It is sometimes hard for the body to recognize these aberrant cells to dispose of them via the immune system, and it is also hard to design drugs that can effectively kill the cells, while leaving healthy cells alone. A new paper published in Nature Biotechnology from senior author David Mooney of Harvard University describes a new vaccine that is able to self-assemble into a 3D structure and manipulate immune cells, teaching them to attack cancer as well as infectious disease.
Sunlight is a key factor architects take into account in their designs, but in most cases, they’re pretty much at the mercy of Mother Nature to provide it. However a new innovation may be set to change that.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Driverless cars are all well and good, but surely they can't outdrive flesh-and-blood race car drivers, can they? Actually, it depends on the day.
Related: More electric car charging points in Japan than gas stations
If you are craving serenity, researchers from the National Park Service have found the top two quietest places in the contiguous United States: the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
Related: Noise pollution is making us oblivious to the sound of nature, says researcher
Symbol of the nation's capital loses a little of its stature
Related: North american plate shattered speed records a billion years ago
Colombia on Monday proposed creating an "environmental corridor" across northern South America to protect a vast, biologically rich swath of mountains and jungle from the impact of climate change.
Related: World's largest offshore wind farm approved for UK coast
Suicide may be linked to air pollution, according to new research that finds spikes in completed suicides in the days following peak pollution levels.
UMN study reveals hunger influences purchase decisions in the nonfood domain
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