Geography

Archaeologists uncover new clues to Maya collapse

Archaeologists uncover new clues to Maya collapse

Using the largest set of radiocarbon dates ever obtained from a single Maya site, archaeologists have developed a high-precision chronology that sheds new light...
New theory may explain mystery of Fairy Circles of Namibia

New theory may explain mystery of Fairy Circles of Namibia

One of nature's greatest mysteries -- the 'Fairy Circles' of Namibia -- may have been unraveled by researchers at the University of Strathclyde and...
Discovery of lost Dark Age kingdom in Galloway

Discovery of lost Dark Age kingdom in Galloway

Archaeological research led by GUARD Archaeology has just been published which reveals the location of a hitherto lost early medieval kingdom that was once...
First evidence of raptors discovered at Dinosaur Ridge

First evidence of raptors discovered at Dinosaur Ridge

Dinosaur Ridge, one of the world’s most famous fossil repositories, is once again proving its importance as a source of significant dinosaur track discoveries. This...
Heat from Earth's core could be underlying force in plate tectonics

Heat from Earth’s core could be underlying force in plate tectonics

For decades, scientists have theorized that the movement of Earth's tectonic plates is driven largely by negative buoyancy created as they cool. New research, however,...
Inception of the last ice age

Inception of the last ice age

The Eurasian ice sheet was the third largest ice mass during the Last Glacial Maximum some 22,000 years ago. Alongside the Antarctic and North American...
Major Viking Age manor discovered at Birka, Sweden

Major Viking Age manor discovered at Birka, Sweden

During spring of 2016 a number of large presumed house terraces were identified by the authors at Korshamn. As a consequence high resolution geophysical surveys...
Researchers find seafloor valleys below West Antarctic glaciers

Researchers find seafloor valleys below West Antarctic glaciers

Glaciologists have uncovered large valleys in the ocean floor beneath some of the massive glaciers flowing into the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica. Carved by...
Discovery adds rock collecting to list of things Neanderthals could do

Discovery adds rock collecting to list of things Neanderthals could do

Maybe this Neanderthal was a rock hound? An international group that includes a University of Kansas researcher has discovered a brownish piece of split limestone...
Preserved fortification, donkey stables dating to King Solomon discovered

Preserved fortification, donkey stables dating to King Solomon discovered

Some believe that the fabled mines of King Solomon were located among copper smelting camps in Israel's Timna Valley. The arid conditions at Timna have...