Chris Moreno

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This Ghost Town Was Swallowed Up by Nature and Now It's an Eerily Beautiful Hiking Destination

Man and nature are often portrayed at odds with each other: As skyscrapers go up, trees come down. But sometimes the world has different plans. After …

This Strange, Wooden Idol Is Twice as Old as Egyptian Pyramids

Scientists not only dated the oldest monumental sculpture in the world, but also discovered a new face on the idol.<p>Scientists discovered a strange, tall, humanoid wooden figure under four meters of peat in a Russian bog. The figure, dubbed the Shirgir Idol (after the bog where it was found), is …

Archaeology

American Airlines sued after bride returning from honeymoon has medical emergency on flight and later dies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Brittany and Corey Oswell were flying home from their Hawaiian honeymoon in 2016 when Brittany became dizzy and fainted.<p>She came to soon after, but when she later collapsed in the plane's lavatory, a doctor on board who'd been helping her told the flight crew they needed to land quickly, to …

American Airlines

The Successful Salvage of the Unfortunate Vasa

The Vasa, photo by Javier Kohen<p>On the morning of 24 April, 1961, the Swedish warship <b>Vasa</b> was salvaged with a largely intact hull after it had sunk …

Scientists Finally Know Why Tattoo Ink Lasts Even Though Skin Regenerates

No wonder they're so hard to get rid of.<p>If the skin regenerates itself every couple of weeks, then why do tattoos last for <i>years</i>? Sure, we know that …

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle

Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought.<p>The discoveries, …

Archaeology

Incredibly Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Is About to Appear For The First Time in 150 Years

You don't want to miss this.<p>If you were awestruck by the New Year's Day super moon, hold onto your pants.<p>On January 31, around midnight, the full …

Super Blue Blood Moon

Scientists find incredible shark that may be over 500 years old and still kicking

What were you doing 500 years ago? Oh, that’s right nothing, because you didn’t exist yet. In fact, several generations of your family had yet to …

3 Places You Have to Visit in 2018, According to National Geographic Editors

You might feel more inclined to stay in and watch Netflix, but the winter months are also a great time to start planning your first vacation in the …

The True Story Behind Turkey's Ancient 'Underwater Castle'

Last week, a story about a 3,000-year-old castle discovered beneath the waters of Lake Van, in Turkey, went viral. But what's the real story behind …

Ancient glue offers new insight into what may be Jesus' tomb

JERUSALEM — New archaeological tests have confirmed that the site many Christians believe to be the tomb of Jesus Christ dates back 1,700 years to A.D. 325, the same era when the Romans first identified the place as holy.<p>With invasions, fires and even earthquakes occurring at Jerusalem's Church of …

I Quit My Job to Travel: Here Are the Best And Worst Things About Nomad Life

It has been almost six years since I quit my job to travel the world, and in that time, I've learned a few things about the experience.<p>Quitting your …

Rare 400-Year-Old Map Traces Indigenous Roots in Mexico

A rare, indigenous-made map of Mexico from the era of the Nahuatl people's first contact with Europeans is now in the collection of the U.S. Library …

Ancient Skeletons Could Finally Reveal Origins of The Dead Sea Scrolls

The remains of a mysterious sect, buried for 2,200 years.<p>Ever since they were discovered some 70 years ago, the Dead Sea Scrolls have fascinated …

Stranger Flings: The Naughtiest One-Night Stands On Streaming

We’ve all been there. After one too many drinks, you wake up with a pounding headache in an unfamiliar bed next to the cute stranger from the bar. …

STAR WARS’ Luke and Leia Fly a Levitating Speeder Bike Through NYC

It’s officially Halloween! While most of us did our celebrating over the weekend, we’re not quite ready to say goodbye to the spooky season just yet. …

Cassini’s 13 years of stunning Saturn science — in pictures

Twenty years ago, in the wee hours of a muggy Florida morning, the Cassini spacecraft lit up the skies as it blasted off from Cape Canaveral. Now, …

NASA’s new Mars rover is completely insane

Thus far, NASA has landed a total of four rovers on Mars, and while the conversation surrounding sending humans to the red planet is a hot topic, …

Best Jupiter Images From Juno … So Far

The original plans for the Juno mission to Jupiter didn’t include a color camera. You don’t need color images when the mission’s main goals are to …

Astronomy

Studio Admits Ghost In The Shell Whitewashing Was A Mistake

<i>Ghost in the Shell</i> has paid dearly for its casting of Scarlett Johansson in a role that was originally meant for a Japanese woman. Though the …

Coitus interruptus: frisky insect trapped in 100-million-year-old amber

It was all going so well. 100-million-years ago a male damselfly spotted a potential mate and set about attempting to woo her with an intricate courtship dance.<p>Waving his impressive pod-like lower limbs in the air and beating his wings furiously, the tiny insect pulled out all the stops to signal …