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Look Younger Longer With This Helpful Eye Care Timeline

Mom was right, all along. It turns out that (s)mothering on eye creams is spot on, even from an earlier age than you might imagine. Using a targeted …

The Bizarrely Beautiful World of Relics in Religious History

One of the more controversial aspects of many religions is a history of preserving "relics," or pieces taken from the bodies of saints. Here are some …

The Monterrey Shipwreck: More Artifacts Recovered

<i>National Geographic Grantee and Texas State University Research Faculty Frederick “Fritz” Hanselmann and a team of leading archaeologists are conducting an expedition to the Monterrey Shipwreck in order to carry out the deepest archaeological shipwreck excavation ever in North America. Follow along</i> …

The Monterrey Shipwreck: Two More Shipwrecks Discovered!

<i>National Geographic Grantee and Texas State University Research Faculty Frederick “Fritz” Hanselmann and a team of leading archaeologists are conducting an expedition to the Monterrey Shipwreck in order to carry out the deepest archaeological shipwreck excavation ever in North America. Follow along</i> …

July 2013

August 2013

7 of the World's Longest-Running Experiments

These scientific research projects certainly didn't happen overnight.<p><b>When physicists at Trinity College, Dublin, started a viscosity experiment in 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt was president of the United States, World War II was well underway, and Meet Me in St. Louis was tearing up the box</b> …

Will Earth's Ocean Boil Away?

Yes—a billion years from now, as the sun gets brighter. But could we make it happen sooner through climate change?<p><b>In his book Storms of my Grandchildren, noted climate scientist James Hansen issued the following warning: "[I]f we burn all reserves of oil, gas, and coal, there is a substantial</b> …

Fukushima's Radioactive Water Leak: What You Should Know

The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has failed in an effort to control radioactive water leaking into the sea. What does it mean for people and the environment in Japan, and across the Pacific Ocean?<p><b>Tensions are rising in Japan over radioactive water leaking into the Pacific</b> …

Mummy Myths Debunked By New Study Of Ancient Egyptian Embalming Practices

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer<p>Published: 03/22/2013 12:51 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Contrary to reports by famous Greek historian Herodotus, the ancient Egyptians probably didn't remove mummy guts using cedar oil enemas, new research on the reality of mummification suggests.<p>The ancient …

Archaeologists Find Mystery Coffin At Richard III Burial Site

Archaeologists from the University of Leicester in England have discovered a strange coffin at the same site where they discovered the remains of …

10 Mysterious Underwater Cities You Haven't Heard Of

From the Shore Temple of India to the eerie bronze figures lining the floor of the Bay of Naples, the vast waters of this planet are littered with …

Pictures: Slave Shackle, More Found On Blackbeard's Ship

A slave shackle, dinnerware, and lead shot are among new artifacts found in the sunken ship Queen Anne's Revenge off North Carolina.

Pictures of Deepest Wreck Currently Under Excavation in U.S. Waters

Researchers find a treasure trove of artifacts and personal effects from three 19th-century shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico.

How Old Is That Lion? A Guide to Aging Animals

Animals may not have birth certificates, but they do display telltale signs of aging.<p><b>It seems like every year, the world discovers a newest oldest animal.</b><p><b>Almost a decade ago, it was Ming, the 405-year-old clam. Then there was Jonathan, a giant tortoise who was touted as the world's oldest living</b> …

Inca Child Sacrifice Victims Were Drugged

Mummy hair reveals that young victims were heavy users of coca and alcohol.<p><b>Three Inca mummies found near the lofty summit of Volcán Llullaillaco in Argentina were so well preserved that they put a human face on the ancient ritual of capacocha—which ended with their sacrifice.</b><p><b>Now the bodies of</b> …

The Monterrey Shipwreck: Parting Shot

<i>National Geographic Grantee and Texas State University Research Faculty Frederick “Fritz” Hanselmann and a team of leading archaeologists are conducting an expedition to the Monterrey Shipwreck in order to carry out the deepest archaeological shipwreck excavation ever in North America. Follow along</i> …

A Montana Love Story

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>It was the longest train journey she had ever been on—36 hours from Minneapolis all the way to Montana. With a year of college under her belt, Minnesota gal Anita Mescher boarded The Great Northern Railroad in the morning and by lunch the next day, she had arrived in the high …

Moche Mural in Peru Revealed in Stunning Detail

Interactive gigapixel technology offers a new way to see ancient art.<p><b>In the bone-dry coastal desert of northern Peru, the ancient Moche sculpted and painted intricate murals on the adobe walls of the site now known as Huaca de la Luna (Temple of the Moon). Created between A.D. 100 and 800, the</b> …

When Hallucinations Walked the World

Imagine learning that scientists had got <i>Tyrannosaurus</i> <i>rex</i> upside-down all this time and, in reality, it slithered on its “back” and waved its legs—sorry, tentacles—in the air. It’d be a bit embarrassing, but it would also never happen. We have some complete <i>Tyrannosaurus</i> skeletons, we can compare …

Shipwreck Yields Most Silver Ever

The 61 tons of silver salvaged from a 1941 cargo ship are worth millions.<p><b>An oceanic exploration company has recovered 122,000 pounds of silver from a shipwreck 300 miles off the coast of Galway, Ireland—the heaviest amount of precious metal ever retrieved from a shipwreck.</b><p>In February 1941, the S.S.</i> …

Tomb of a Powerful Moche Priestess-Queen Found in Peru

Discovery helps change ideas about the roles of elite women in Moche society.<p><b>Some 1,200 years ago, a prominent Moche woman was laid to rest with great pomp and ceremony. Now archaeologists have uncovered her tomb along with clues that testify to her privileged status and the power she once</b> …

Stunning Shipwrecks From War of 1812 Invaded by Mussels

On the bicentennial of the sinking of the armed schooners Hamilton and Scourge in Lake Ontario during the War of 1812, invasive mussels are threatening the remarkably intact shipwrecks.

Giant Maya Carvings Found in Guatemala

A large new frieze has been unearthed and studied by archaeologists, who have gained insight into the buried Maya city of Holmul in Guatemala.