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Stone Age toolmakers deserve more respect - Futurity

Scientists took brain scans of people while they learned to make a hand axe. The results suggest Stone Age toolmakers don't get the respect they …

Evidence of Pre-Columbus Trade Found in Alaska House

Bronze artifacts discovered in a 1,000-year-old house in Alaska suggest trade was occurring between East Asia and the New World centuries before the …

1500-year-old canals of Wari culture to be revived in attempt to solve Lima water crisis

Peru has been facing a severe water crisis as chronic problems, such as polluted water supplies, and environmental change combine to undermine the …

Oregon’s “Tantalizing” Evidence of Human Occupation

PORTLAND, OREGON—Near the Rimrock Draw Rockshelter, beneath a layer of ash from an eruption of Mt. St. Helens some 15,800 years ago, archaeologists …

Inside Elon Musk's $1.4 billion score

<b>By Peter Elkind</b><p>Photos by Winni Wintermeyer for Fortune<p>November 14, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT<p><b>The crazy, real-life story of how the CEO of electric-car maker</b> …

Ancient Oregon caves may upend understanding of humans in the Americas

10/04/2014 05:00:00 PM<p>A network of caves in rural Oregon may be the oldest site of human habitation in the Americas, suggesting an ancient human …

Ancient stone toolmaking didn't just spread out of Africa with humans

An advanced way of crafting stone tools, once thought to have only originated in Africa, may have been invented elsewhere independently, according to a new study. The finding provides evidence that this ancient technology did not spread across the world solely as a result of humanity's exodus from …

Ancient Native Americans Ate Pachyderms; Site Challenges Theory of Where New World Culture Began

Bones of the four-tusked gomphothere turned up at an ancient site.<p>At a Mexican site known as the End of the World, archaeologists have unearthed a Native American first: the bones of two extinct elephant-like animals that sported four tusks apiece, surrounded by 13,400-year-old spear points.<p>The …

2,500-year-old erotic graffiti found in unlikely setting on Aegean island

Racy inscriptions and phalluses carved into Astypalaia's rocky peninsula shed light on very private lives of ancient Greece<p>Wild, windswept, rocky and remote, Astypalaia is not an obvious place for the unearthing of some of the world's earliest erotic graffiti.<p>Certainly, Dr Andreas Vlachopoulos, a …

Navy faces daunting task of counting desert petroglyphs

Archaeologists know it as Renegade Canyon, a lava gorge in desert badlands with more than 1 million images of hunters, spirits and bighorn sheep etched in sharp relief on cliff faces and boulders.<p>But this desert is in the heart of the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, and it is where the Navy …

Native Americans

Scientists Sequence Mitochondrial DNA of First Farmers

BARCELONA, SPAIN—The mitochondrial DNA of the first farmers in the Near East has been mapped by a team of scientists led by Eva Fernández-Domínguez …

Anthropology

Have You Ever Really Had An Orgasm?

Illustrated by Ly Ngo.<p><b>I just turned 32, and I'm pretty sure I've never had an orgasm. I enjoy sex, but it never has that "wow" thing for me that it</b> …

World Heritage Site: Easter Island

Here are all the facts and travel tips you need to make the most out of a trip to Chile's Rapa Nui National Park, or Easter Island.<p><b>Site</b>: Rapa Nui National Park (Easter Island) <b><br>Location</b>: Chile <b><br>Year Designated</b>: 1995 <b><br>Category</b>: Cultural <b><br>Criteria</b>: (i)(iii)(v) <b><br>Reason</b>: Easter Island’s silent stone figures are …

South America

Ancient DNA Ties Native Americans From Two Continents To Clovis

Credit: Produced by Magus Film / Linus Dahomé Mørk and photographed by Zachary Halberd and Anders Thormann<p>The mysterious Clovis culture, which appeared in North America about 13,000 years ago, appears to be the forerunner of Native Americans throughout the Americas, according to a study in <i>Nature</i>. …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …