Caitlin Baskerville

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Were the Mayas the ultimate ancient civilisation?

Ahead of a major exhibition, Alastair Smart explains why we remain so fascinated by this magnificent, mysterious and bloodthirsty people<p>The trouble with the great civilisations of Mesoamerica isn’t just the sheer number of them, but the fact that their names sound so similar. From the Olmecs and …

Found: giant spirals in space that could explain our existence

Why there is any matter at all is one of physics' biggest mysteries. Hints of a spiralled intergalactic magnetic field could solve it

Sensing How Much the Earth Moved in Nepal : Image of the Day

On April 25, 2015, the Earth moved violently in Nepal. A magnitude 7.8 earthquake killed more than 8,000 people, injured at least 19,000, and …

Geology

In evolution, 'house of cards' model wins

Using sophisticated modeling of genomic data from diverse species, Yale researchers have answered a longstanding question about which competing model …