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Ancient human remains unearthed in Krabi, WWII shipwreck found off Chumphon
Ancient human bones have been unearthed along with clay pots believed to be up to 5,000 years old in Khao Na Wang Mi in Krabi, across Phang Nga Bay from Phuket. Following the discovery of the bones in a cliff area in Thap Prik, no
Nepal names mountain after Everest chronicler Elizabeth Hawley
Nepal has named a small Himalayan peak near its border with Tibet after a respected chronicler of mountain climbing and opened it to foreign mountaineers for climbing, officials said on Tuesday. The U.S.-born Elizabeth Hawley c
Beautiful New Species of Tree Frog Discovered in Madagascar
A multinational team of scientists headed by Dr Goncalo Rosa of the University of Kent’s Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology has described a new species in the tree frog genus Boophis from the hidden streams of Ankaraf
Save one dying lake, save the Middle East?
Lake Urmia in Iran used to be a site to reckon with. Twenty years ago, it ranked as the sixth largest saltwater lake in the world, and the largest in the Middle East. Tourists would revel in the lake's buoyancy (like the Dead Sea,
Wang, Africa's last polar bear, dies
The last polar bear in Africa died Wednesday after months of grieving his longtime companion at a zoo in Johannesburg, a far cry from his Arctic habitat. Wang, 28, suffered from chronic arthritis and liver failure. The Johanne
Middle Palaeolithic carcass processing site in France
A team of archaeologists have been investigating the Middle Palaeolithic site of Quincieux in Annecy (south-eastern France), which shows evidence of Neanderthal hunting and scavenging activity. This interesting prehistoric sit
Romanian treasure hunter finds what could be oldest forged coins in history worth £120,000 - and he's going to spend it on a new metal detector
A Romanian man who found what could be the oldest forged coins in history while out treasure hunting with his son says he will use his fortune to 'buy a new metal detector'. Paul Croituru, 37, dug up the trove of 300 forged si
Falkland Islands and the saga of Sir Ernest Shackleton a century ago
The expedition aimed to make the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent. It failed to accomplish this but instead became recognized as an epic feat of endurance when Shackleton rescued all 27 of his men and bought them hom
Treasure trove of prehistoric animal remains discovered in U.S.
Scientists descended into a deep cave, hoping to find Ice Age mammals’ remains. What they found stunned them: the remains of hundreds of big prehistoric mammals. The treasure trove was discovered in the Natural Trap Cave at
Builders in France charged with theft after finding treasure buried in garden
When a Normandy homeowner told the workmen extending her property to "let me know if you find any treasure", she was only joking. The three builders, however, had a secret. Unbeknown to their employer, they had indeed found a c
Boeing betting on tobacco as new aviation fuel source
Boeing is getting into the tobacco business. The airplane maker is part of a joint venture to develop aviation fuel from a new, hybrid tobacco plant. The goal is to cut carbon emissions and reduce the demand for petroleum-based
Geneticists Are Hacking Plants So They Can Grow in the Shade
The human version of nocturnal shutdowns has absolutely nothing on plants. When we sleep, our bodies continue doing a lot of the functions they do when we're awake. But when darkness sets in over the plant kingdom, at least the ve
History of fire and drought shapes the ecology of California, past and future
Fire season has arrived in California with vengeance in this third year of extended drought for the state. A series of large fires east of Redding and Fresno, in Yosemite, and on the Oregon border prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to decl
Wooden ship found beneath World Trade Center built in 18th-century Philadelphia
Almost exactly four years ago, construction work at the site of the new World Trade Center came to a halt after the remains of an ancient ship were discovered just where the Twin Towers once stood. The ship was uncovered 22 fe Latest news, breaking news, cu
Dot Earth Blog: Fresh Focus on Siberian Permafrost as Hole Count Rises
Leibman, the chief scientist at the Earth Cryosphere Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, has studied permafrost since 1973 and has a remarkable publication record. She describes how the first h NYT > Environment
Violent aftermath for the warriors at Alken Enge
our pelvic bones on a stick and bundles of desecrated bones testify to the ritual violence perpetrated on the corpses of the many warriors who fell in a major battle close to the Danish town of Skanderborg around 2,000 years ago. ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Leaf-mining insects destroyed with the dinosaurs, others quickly appeared
After the asteroid impact at the end of the Cretaceous period that triggered the dinosaurs' extinction and ushered in the Paleocene, leaf-mining insects in the western United States completely disappeared. Only a million years lat ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
250-Year-Old Eyewitness Accounts of Icier Arctic Attest to Loss of Sea Ice
Scientists have theorized that the loss of Arctic sea ice over the last three decades is part of a recent, dramatic change in global climate. Now they have proof from an unorthodox collection of sources. Scientific American
Digging up trouble: beware the curse of King Tutankhamun
The curse of Tutankhamun first struck in February 1923. The previous November, the intrepid archaeologist Howard Carter and his sponsor Lord Carnarvon discovered the burial chamber of a forgotten boy-king hidden in the Valley of t
Amelia Earhart to fly around the world again
In 1937, Amelia Mary Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean attempting to circumnavigate the globe. Later this month, Amelia Rose Earhart will try to do what her namesake could not. Despite recently discovering she’s
Vikings at the British Museum: great ship but where's the story?
It cuts through the air like a sword through flesh, relentless. The prow is as sharp as a shark's tooth. A fragile heart of oak survives within the metal skeleton. This ghost ship is solid yet empty, there and not there. Roskil
1,000 ounces of gold recovered from sunken ship
An expedition to the wreck of a 19th-century steamship off South Carolina has recovered nearly 1,000 ounces of gold. The Seattle Times
Pompeii ruins preservation to begin in 2014 after years of neglect
With the greatest number of Unesco world heritage sites, and state coffers that do not spare much for the culture sector, Italy has long been worrying about how to protect its exquisite heritage from ruin. In recent years it ha Science news, comment and anal
Ancient Mega-Fish No Longer the One that Got Away
For more than a century, the mystery of the true size of a gigantic dinosaur-era fish, Leedsichthys, seemed like the one that got away for paleontologists. However, a new study may have solved the problem. The study documented Discovery News - Top Stories
WWII Dogfight Evidence Found in Italy
A group of amateur researchers have discovered dramatic evidence for one of World War II's last Curtiss P-40 Warhawk and Luftwaffe's JG 53 “Aces of Spades” dogfights, revealing a forgotten story of courage and survival. The
Ostrich egg hailed as oldest globe from the New World
A European collector of antique maps claims to have identified the oldest known globe depicting the New World -including the future Canada - after spending a year researching what he concluded is a 509-year-old ostrich egg transfo
Biblical find! Piece of Christ’s cross claimed found during Turkey archeology dig
An archaeology dig at a Turkey church may have unearthed a sacred relic — a piece of the cross used to crucify Jesus Christ. The religious artifact was found in a stone chest during an excavation at the Balatlar Church in th
Why We 'Got Milk'
In the 1970s, archaeologist Peter Bogucki was excavating a Stone Age site in the fertile plains of central Poland when he came across an assortment of odd artifacts. The people who had lived there around 7,000 years ago were among Scientific American
Neolithic 'Halls of the Dead' Found
Two 6,000-year-old "halls of the dead" found in Herefordshire have been called "the discovery of a lifetime" by archaeologists. Teams from the University of Manchester and Herefordshire Council made the find on Dorstone Hill, n BBC News | Science & Environme
Boon or Blight: Challenges Facing the Everest Region
As Nepal and the Khumbu gets ready to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest, the results of Garrards research provide timely insights and a way to understand trends of environmental change in this UNE UIAA news
Final Moments of Incan Child Mummies' Lives Revealed
Three Incan children who were sacrificed 500 years ago were regularly given drugs and alcohol in their final months to make them more compliant in the ritual that ultimately killed them, new research suggests. Archaeologists an
Archaeologists Hope to Uncover Earliest Free African-American Settlement
In Easton, an untold story of free African-Americans is being discovered through bits of glass, shards of pottery and oyster shells. Piece by piece, archaeologists and historians from two universities and the community are unco
Il Maratoneta, third repeat by Ivan Lisica-Lija and a little history about this famous Manolo climb
On 27/01/2013 Croatian climber Ivan Lisica-Lija made the third repeat of Il Maratoneta, the legendary route first climbed by Maurizio "Manolo" Zanolla at Paklenica (Croatia).
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