History Archive
10 July 2014, 07:15 AM ET
Nikola Tesla has perhaps the broadest band of admirers of any historical figure. He is equally beloved by empirically minded scientists and those with a more mystical worldview.
09 July 2014, 10:34 PM ET
In the world of sport, we remember a winner. The history of science is often also described in similar terms.
09 July 2014, 03:35 PM ET
Nikola Tesla, who gave science some of its greatest technologies, has been somewhat overlooked for his achievements. Here are a few other scientists who were robbed of their dues in the annals of science.
09 July 2014, 02:18 PM ET
A young child who died 1,500 years ago is the earliest probable case of Down syndrome in the archaeological record, say scientists who examined the child's skeleton, particularly the skull.
09 July 2014, 01:58 PM ET
Nikola Tesla may be known today as one of history's greatest inventors, but the intrepid scientist's eccentricities have become as legendary as his trailblazing discoveries in the field of electricity.
09 July 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Skulls placed at the perimeters of Bronze Age settlements in Germany and Switzerland may have been gifts to lake gods to ward off flooding, new research suggests.
07 July 2014, 04:55 PM ET
Today is the 86th anniversary of the invention of sliced bread and the 134th birthday of its inventor, Otto Rohwedder.
07 July 2014, 03:37 PM ET
Humans were building in the Amazon before the rainforest existed, according to a new study of the ancient ecology of northeastern Bolivia. Mysterious earthen ditches were made when the region was a savanna.
07 July 2014, 08:08 AM ET
Life-size human statues and column bases from a long-lost temple dedicated to a supreme god, dating back over 2,500 years, have been discovered in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq.
07 July 2014, 08:05 AM ET
Several artifacts, including life-size human statues of bearded males and the remains of a long-lost temple, have been discovered in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq.
03 July 2014, 02:12 PM ET
The Declaration of Independence is now well preserved at the National Archives, but the document survived years of wear and tear.
03 July 2014, 02:01 PM ET
Three different human species may have walked the Earth at the dawn of the human lineage, and the ancestors of modern humans may have survived because of traits such as large brains that helped them adapt to unstable, shifting landscapes, researchers say.
02 July 2014, 01:11 PM ET
Genetic mutations from an extinct human lineage called the Denisovans help Tibetans and Sherpas live at high altitudes. The findings suggest interbreeding with other human lineages provided genetic variations that helped modern humans thrive.
30 June 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Native Americans in the Southwest underwent a baby boom from A.D. 500 till about A.D. 1300, largely because populations in the region shifted to a maize-based agricultural diet.
30 June 2014, 02:36 PM ET
Yosemite National Park celebrates its 150th anniversary today (June 30).
27 June 2014, 08:48 AM ET
Teensy tracks made by baby stegosaurus dinosaurs more than 100 million years ago, have been unearthed in Morrison, Colorado. Here's a look at the footprints and their 3D digitized counterparts.
26 June 2014, 06:19 PM ET
Newton’s Third Law of Motion states, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
26 June 2014, 06:14 PM ET
Newton’s Second Law of Motion states, “The force acting on an object is equal to the mass of that object times its acceleration.”
26 June 2014, 06:08 PM ET
Newton’s First Law of Motion states, “A body at rest will remain at rest, and a body in motion will remain in motion unless it is acted upon by an external force.”
26 June 2014, 06:04 PM ET
Newton's laws of motion formalize the description of the motion of massive bodies and how they interact. URL: laws-of-motion
25 June 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Traces of 50,000-year-old poop found at a Neanderthal campground in Spain suggest that modern humans' prehistoric cousins may have had a healthy dose of plants in their diet, researchers say.
25 June 2014, 07:04 AM ET
Archaeologists in the country of Georgia have discovered an ancient burial containing oxen-pulled chariots, gold artifacts and possible human sacrifices.
24 June 2014, 12:48 PM ET
The 5-year excavation of the hillfort at Burrough Hill comes to a close this summer.
24 June 2014, 09:45 AM ET
Archaeologists have discovered a 4,000-year-old burial chamber including two oxen-pulled chariots in Georgia in the south Caucasus.
20 June 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Kronos' leader recounts the emotion of tracking where music recording began in this full-length conversation with @DavidSkyBrody of Livescience.com. The performance was captured with 5 different historic audio formats.
19 June 2014, 06:30 PM ET
An ancient flatworm egg found at a burial site in Syria may be the oldest evidence of man-made technologies fueling the rise of a parasitic disease.
19 June 2014, 04:01 PM ET
A rare gold coin from the Roman era, embossed with the image of Emperor Nero, has been unearthed in England.
19 June 2014, 02:04 PM ET
Hominin skulls discovered in a Spanish cave showed a mix of traits from Neanderthals and more primitive human lineages, suggesting Neanderthal features evolved separately at different times.
19 June 2014, 02:02 PM ET
A collection of hominin fossils, including 17 nearly complete skulls, from a single species have been discovered in a Spanish cave called Sima de los Huesos in Sierra de Atapuerca, Spain.
18 June 2014, 11:13 PM ET
John Carlin founded Red Hot to raise money and awareness to fight AIDS worldwide. This is his 15th such music project. He speaks with @DavidSkyBrody of LiveScience.com about music and media technology's relationship to commerce and fundraising.
18 June 2014, 10:30 PM ET
Thomas Edison National Historic Site's resident expert describes the arcane techniques of 125 years ago to @DavidSkyBrody of LiveScience.com. The Kronos Quartet recorded a J.S. Bach piece for Red Hot + Bach to support AIDS research.
18 June 2014, 07:03 PM ET
A prototype microchip designed by famed inventor Jack Kilby, who went on to create the world's first integrated circuit revolutionized the world of computing, will hit the auction block tomorrow (June 19) here in Manhattan.