8 Incredible Facts You May Not Know About Human Evolution

Homo sapiens evolved about 200-150,000 years ago in Africa, but our story as a species stretches back much further than that with early human ancestors. And the evolution of Homo sapiens is itself a tangled tale, full of unanswered questions and gothic family melodrama. Here are a few facts you may not know about the… » 11/15/13 4:50pm 11/15/13 4:50pm

Archaeologists Disturb Tomb of Badass Mayan Warrior Queen, Prove That Science Has Learned Nothing from Hollywood

Archaeologists chipping away at the amalgam of dust and detritus that cleaves us modern folk from our diminutive, stone-cutting ancestors believe they have uncovered the tomb of the apparently badass seventh-century Mayan warrior queen Lady K'abel, who didn't just rule with greater authority than her husband for at… » 10/03/12 11:30pm 10/03/12 11:30pm

6,000-Year-Old Lovers Make Debut In Italy

This weekend the Lovers of Valdaro, two skeletons found wrapped in an embrace, were displayed for the first time at Mantua's Archaeological Museum. The bones date back to the Neolithic era and were found face to face with their arms and legs entwined in 2007. There's no sign that the man and woman, who were around 18… » 9/13/11 9:50am 9/13/11 9:50am

Viking Women Could Invade With the Best of Them

Before the Vikings were going on pleasure boat cruises or losing big important football games by blowing it at the very last minute, they were a race of Norsemen who road around on longboats and had enviably badass funerals. While conventional wisdom and archaeology methods initially indicated that they were mostly… » 7/19/11 9:44pm 7/19/11 9:44pm

Lost City Of Atlantis Has Been Found

First researchers find what may be the bones of Amelia Earhart, and now they've located the lost city of Atlantis, buried in the marshlands of southern Spain. The discovery of "memorial cities" in central Spain, which were built by refugees after a tsunami destroyed their home, seems to confirm the finding. Scientists… » 3/14/11 12:43am 3/14/11 12:43am