An expedition has returned from the jungles of Honduras with news of the discovery of a lost city from a mysterious culture. Could it be the "Lost City of the Monkey God," a centuries-old Honduran legend?
The oldest mummies in the world aren't in Egypt, but in northern Chile where the Chinchorro people once lived. Their 7,000-year-old remains are now under threat from changing weather patterns wrought by climate change, as are cultural relics around the world.
Genetically modified foods are a major political issue, but what if scientists told you they could cure cancer? New research suggests that inserting specific genes known to fight cancer into plant material could be an effective tool to eradicate the disease in certain people.
All the metric scales in the world — from those at a Polish deli to the big ones at a South African junkyard — are ultimately calibrated against a 125-year-old chunk of metal in a vault on the outskirts of Paris. Its mass is the definition of a kilogram. There’s just one problem: That chunk of metal seems to be losing weight.
In the world of science, there are the experts and the "experts." The "experts" are in the pockets of corporations and special interest groups — and their primary goal is to sow doubt in the minds of the public.
Thousands of scientists and engineers are hard at work at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, trying to discover the origins of the universe. Lately, however, a few teams of artists have joined them in their work.
Archaeologists have uncovered what might be the oldest battlefield in the world, in a boggy valley in northern Germany. The remains of hundreds of slain warriors and their armor and weapons have been recovered. The researchers say the find is changing everything that history knows about society and warfare in Bronze Age Europe.