The objects left behind in the desert — bloody socks, diaper bags and water bottles — give Americans a deeper understanding of who immigrants are.
Who invented the alphabet? Here’s a maverick theory.
Back in 2004 Jamie Hiscocks was taking a walk on the beach in the south of England when he spotted a small brown pebble — just a few inches across. About 130 million years before, it had been a brain. A dinosaur brain.
More than 1,500 years ago, at the height of the Roman Empire, a young woman died. Someone close to her thought she might need some help in the next life. Help from a demon.
For centuries, the bones of London's Great Plague victims have lain undisturbed at the Bedlam Burial Ground. Now a new construction project is letting archaeologists uncover their world for a few precious months.
In a remote park in northeastern Argentina, a group of archaeologists has uncovered three mysterious stone houses in the middle of the wilderness. If they're right, they've found the remnants of a World War II-era Nazi hideout that was never used.
No one quite knows when humanity's direct ancestors — the Homo genus — first evolved, but a fossil discovered in Ethiopia in 2013 may provide clues. And according to new studies, those clues point back further into time than was previously thought.
An expedition has returned from the jungles of Honduras with news of the discovery of a lost city from a mysterious culture. Could it be the "Lost City of the Monkey God," a centuries-old Honduran legend?
Ukraine continues to try and find a way out of its political confrontation, but on Friday, police blundered into more trouble. They attacked a bus full of pro-government activists, mistaking them for the anti-government kind. Plus, an historic fireplace was discovered in Israel and, in the Pacific, a man comes ashore after spending, he says, 16 months at sea, in today's Global Scan.
China believes it has a historic right to control the seas it shares with its neighbors. Now it's digging up the sea to try to bolster its claims.