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migrations

Scientists Are Learning More About Scandinavia's Battle Axe Culture

The genetics of a Stone Age family with a metal name.
October 18, 2019
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virtual reality

Virtually Tour a Dutch Smuggler's Shipwreck in Iceland

Without jumping in the frigid North Atlantic.
October 17, 2019
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internet

The Brief, Baffling Life of an Accidental New York Neighborhood

Welcome to Haberman, Queens: Population 0.
October 15, 2019
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evolution

Indonesia's Ancient 'Hobbits' May Have Evolved Really, Really Quickly

Another example of how, biologically, islands are deeply weird.
October 11, 2019
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mayan

Belize's Maya Drained Their Swamps to Make Farmland

Their wide-reaching wetland agriculture helped support the civilization.
October 8, 2019
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evolution

Eurasia's Oldest Tiny Tools Were Essential for Living in the Rain Forest

And perfectly sized for small, Sri Lankan jungle prey.
October 4, 2019
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vikings

Found: An Elaborate Viking Graveyard at the End of a Fjord

They buried people, boats, and even a house.
October 1, 2019
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evolution

California’s Saltiest Lake Is Chock-Full of Bizarre Roundworms

Life finds a way.
September 27, 2019
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computers

Researchers Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Reconstruct Ancient Games

And they aren’t playing around.
September 26, 2019
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prehistoric

In Neolithic Ukraine, Big Buildings Hint at Democratic Assemblies

Until it all came crashing down.
September 25, 2019
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sequoias

For Sale: America's Largest Private Grove of Giant Sequoias

They're older than Christ and as high as the heavens.
September 20, 2019
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graffiti

El-Kurru’s Carved Graffiti Reveal Another Side of Ancient Nubia

From Kushites to Christians, an old site in Sudan has new stories to tell.
September 19, 2019
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evolution

Ice Age Australia Had Giant, Clawed, Swole Marsupials in Its Trees

Something like a koala, except the size of a rhino.
September 18, 2019
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gangsters

John Dillinger Is Long Dead and Somehow Still a Troublemaker

Mysteries and theories still surround the outlaw's death and burial in Indiana, 85 years later.
September 11, 2019
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neanderthals

Found: A Windfall of Neanderthal Footprints in France

257 small steps for our human cousins, one giant leap for paleoanthropology.
September 9, 2019
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entomology

Scientists Just Geolocated a Victorian-Era Butterfly Using Its Genome

Their work affirmed the insect's taxonomy too. Because you can’t spell “named” without D-N-A.
September 6, 2019
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ecology

How to Bring a Pond Back From the Dead

Norfolk's ghost ponds project wants to help biodiversity, one small wetland at a time.
September 3, 2019
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black markets

Should the Clearly Extinct Woolly Mammoth Be Reclassified as Endangered?

Maybe, if the goal is to protect elephants from the ivory trade.
August 30, 2019
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blood food

Researchers Track the Tick Boom With Linen Squares and Lint Rollers

The blacklegged bloodsuckers go on three "quests" in their life, each time seeking a blood meal.
August 28, 2019
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neanderthals

An Iranian Cave, a Neanderthal Tooth, And an Ice-Age Murder Mystery 

Lions, cave bears, and leopards, oh my!
August 27, 2019
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chill like a ...

Vikings Relaxed by Skating on Bones and Hunting on Skis

To chill like a marauding Norseman, drop your sword and take up these ancient winter sports.
August 22, 2019
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chill like a ...

Did Stone-Age Humans Paint for Fun?

This summer, chill like an ancient hominin and make some art.
August 19, 2019
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chill week

An Emotional Support Dog Is the Only Thing That Chills Out a Cheetah

Like humans, the notoriously nervous cats can use a surrogate best friend.
August 19, 2019
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volcanoes

Found: A Stash of Mystical Charms and Amulets in Pompeii

The ash-encased city always manages to surprise.
August 15, 2019