Santorini Volcano Mysteries to be Investigated by a Research Mission

Santorini Volcano Mysteries to be Investigated by a Research Mission

The Santorini caldera is a large, mostly submerged caldera in Greece’s southern Aegean Sea, 120 kilometers north of Crete. The circular Santorini island group is…
Revealing the Mysteries of the Historic Coastal Maya

Revealing the Mysteries of the Historic Coastal Maya

Scientists share what they’ve learned about the people who lived on a stretch of coastline in Quintana Roo, Mexico, for over 3,000 years after more…
The Tigris River reveals a 3400-year-old City

The Tigris River reveals a 3400-year-old City

Archaeologists discovered a Mittani Empire-era city on the Tigris River 3400 years ago. Early this year, the settlement emerged from the waters of the Mosul…
Denisovan Mystery in Asia is Solved by an Ancient Tooth

Denisovan Mystery in Asia is Solved by an Ancient Tooth

What connects a finger bone and some fossil teeth discovered in a cave in the remote Altai Mountains of Siberia to a single tooth discovered…
Using eDNA to solve Everest’s Wildlife Mysteries

Using eDNA to solve Everest’s Wildlife Mysteries

Environmental DNA (eDNA) was used by a team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Appalachian State University to document the breadth…
Fossil Record Reveals an Australian Vulture

Fossil Record Reveals an Australian Vulture

For more than a century, paleontologists assumed that a fossil discovered in South Australia represented a powerful grave eagle (Taphaetus lacertosus). Now, new research has…
DNA Analysis of Enigmatic Asian Mummies Reveals Astonishing Heritage

DNA Analysis of Enigmatic Asian Mummies Reveals Astonishing Heritage

The Tarim mummies are a set of mummies discovered in the Tarim Basin in modern-day Xinjiang, China, dating from 1800 BC to the first century…
The Evolution of Writing is revealed through a Rare African Script

The Evolution of Writing is revealed through a Rare African Script

A rare script from a Liberian language has revealed new insights on how written languages emerge. According to a new study based on an analysis…
Caño Cristales (the River of Five Colors), Colombia

Caño Cristales (the River of Five Colors), Colombia

Caño Cristales (English: Crystal Channel), also known as the “River of Five Colors” or the “Liquid Rainbow,” is a Colombian river located in the Serrania…
Village of the Dead (Angikuni Lake, Canada)

Village of the Dead (Angikuni Lake, Canada)

An entire town of men, women, and children vanished in the harsh northern winter of 1930, even the dead were missing from their graves. The…
Lake of No Return (Myanmar)

Lake of No Return (Myanmar)

The Lake of No Return (Naung Yang in Tai languages) is famous all over the world for certain unexplained happenings; it is stated that whatever…