Maithê Oliveira

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Galápagos Sea Lion Sons Are Mama's Boys

Weird & Wild<p>Sons take more energy to raise—but it could pay off with more "grandpups," a new study suggests.<p>Don't let their hulking mass fool you: Male sea lions are actually mama's boys.<p>In the first couple of years after birth, sea lion sons seem to be more reliant on their mothers—consuming more …

DNA Confirms: Here Lieth Richard III, Under Yon Parking Lot

The king's genes also raise some royally embarrassing questions about the legitimacy of the Tudors who ended his reign.<p>Ancient bones discovered under a parking lot have been confirmed as those of the medieval king Richard III, through a DNA test that also raises questions about the legitimacy of …

Discovering Colombia’s Lost City

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>He appears out of the jungle like an apparition—a man from the Wiwa tribe, one of four indigenous groups who call the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains home. In his traditional outfit—white cotton shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and two colorful <i>mochillas</i> strung across …

Locked Away for Years, Skeleton's Secrets Rewrite Prehistory of North America

People came to the New World thousands of years earlier and by different means of locomotion than expected, says the Sherlock Holmes of old bones.<p>In the summer of 1996, while wading in the shallows of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington, two students stumbled onto a skeleton. Dated to …

New Doubts About Whether Elephants Can Survive South Sudan's Civil War

Before war broke out in December 2013, things were getting better for South Sudan's elephants, conservationist says.<p>Southern Sudan knows violence. After being wracked by modern Africa's longest civil war, from 1983 to 2005, in which millions of people were displaced or died, South Sudan gained …

Here's Why London is Magical During Winter

Make the most of a cold weather trip to the English capital.<p>For me, the unofficial start of London’s holiday season is awash in poppy red—the flowers that seem to adorn every lapel and storefront in the city to honor Remembrance Day. I am always blown away by the sense of solidarity the occasion …

Can a Battery Change the World? This One Might

Storage is the last big barrier preventing mass adoption of solar and wind energy. If Ambri is successful, though, it won't be a problem for long.<p>When MIT chemistry professor Don Sadoway received an email from Bill Gates's personal assistant in 2009, asking if he would meet with Gates, Sadoway …

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