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Hints of 7,200-Year-Old Cheese Create a Scientific Stink loading...
Hints of 7,200-Year-Old Cheese Create a Scientific Stink
Traces of fats on pottery from Croatia may be the region's oldest known cheese, but the controversial claim has some experts holding their noses.
Fire Devastates Brazil's Oldest Science Museum loading...
Fire Devastates Brazil's Oldest Science Museum
The overnight inferno likely claimed fossils, cultural artefacts, and more irreplaceable collections amassed over 200 years.
Rare Fossils-Inside-Fossils Show Prehistoric Parasites loading...
Rare Fossils-Inside-Fossils Show Prehistoric Parasites
The finds offer an unprecedented look into the lives and deaths of ancient insects.
Ancient Girl's Parents Were Two Different Human Species loading...
Ancient Girl's Parents Were Two Different Human Species
Born 90,000 years ago, the child is the first direct evidence of interbreeding among Neanderthals and their cousins the Denisovans.
Treasure Trove of Fossil Human Footprints Is Vanishing loading...
Treasure Trove of Fossil Human Footprints Is Vanishing
The ancient tracks at Engare Sero have stood the test of time, but they won't last if left exposed to the elements.
This Golden Head Adds a Twist to Ancient Roman History loading...
This Golden Head Adds a Twist to Ancient Roman History
The horse head sculpture and other discoveries suggest the Romans had a surprising relationship with tribes along their northern border.
Fierce 'Semiaquatic' Dinosaur May Have Been an Awkward Swimmer loading...
Fierce 'Semiaquatic' Dinosaur May Have Been an Awkward Swimmer
Despite its ties to the water, Spinosaurus may not have been built to dive after the fish it preyed on, a new study claims.
Mummy Yields Earliest Known Egyptian Embalming Recipe loading...
Mummy Yields Earliest Known Egyptian Embalming Recipe
The salve predates the peak of mummification in the region by some 2,500 years.
Norse Greenlanders Dominated Ivory Trade, Walrus DNA Shows loading...
Norse Greenlanders Dominated Ivory Trade, Walrus DNA Shows
A new study reveals how the Norse eked out a good life on the icy island by cornering the market in this exotic wildlife product.
Fight for 'World's Richest Shipwreck' Heats Up loading...
Fight for 'World's Richest Shipwreck' Heats Up
With a cargo worth possibly more than 20 billion dollars, salvors seeking excavation rights to the San José shipwreck face new challenges.
Spectacular Armored Dinosaur Found in Imperiled National Monument loading...
Spectacular Armored Dinosaur Found in Imperiled National Monument
The new species lived in what's now southern Utah more than 75 million years ago.
These Ingenious Charts Brought the Cosmos to 1800s Schoolchildren loading...
These Ingenious Charts Brought the Cosmos to 1800s Schoolchildren
Illuminated from behind, these interactive maps could transport a schoolhouse into the expanse of space.

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