History Archive
14 July 2014, 03:00 PM ET
On a ranch in northwestern Sonora, Mexico, archaeologists have discovered 13,400-year-old Clovis points mingled with bones from an extinct elephant relative called the gomphothere.
14 July 2014, 02:37 PM ET
Archaeologists have unearthed a small iron pin used to screw a false tooth into the mouth of ancient Celtic woman.
11 July 2014, 05:31 PM ET
A mosaic discovered in an ancient synagogue in Galilee depicts a bloody battle scene instead of a traditional Biblical scene.
11 July 2014, 12:48 PM ET
An excavation of Reynard's Kitchen Cave in the United Kingdom unearthed Iron Age and Roman coins.
10 July 2014, 04:41 PM ET
Over the course of his life, Nikola Tesla registered some 300 patents under his name, and traces of his inventions can be found in many modern-day devices, including in some unexpected places.
10 July 2014, 02:03 PM ET
An autopsy of a Korean mummy entombed in the 17th century shows that the man suffered from a potentially painful hernia during his lifetime, according to a new study.
10 July 2014, 12:58 PM ET
The so-called Andong mummy, belonging to a middle-age man, shows evidence of a diaphragm hernia, researchers find using CT scans and other methods.
10 July 2014, 10:52 AM ET
Nikola Tesla's final workshop, and perhaps the site of his boldest project, was nearly lost to history. Now the site known as Wardenclyffe is on its way to becoming a museum.
10 July 2014, 10:38 AM ET
Nikola Tesla bought a plot of farmland in the sleepy town of Shoreham, N.Y., in 1901 to build a lab and a transmitter tower. A nonprofit group took over the site in 2012 to convert it into a museum dedicated to the eccentric inventor.
10 July 2014, 07:18 AM ET
Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison battled it out in the "War of Currents," but each inventor left a significant scientific legacy.
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.
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.