History Archive
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.
18 June 2014, 08:37 AM ET
A bachelor party happened across this stegomastodon skull in New Mexico.
17 June 2014, 06:27 PM ET
King Richard III of England will be laid back to rest in a wooden coffin sealed beneath a tomb made of Swaledale fossil stone in Leicester Cathedral, the dean of the cathedral announced Monday (June 16).
17 June 2014, 08:52 AM ET
A miniature skull model bought in an antique shop by a German couple three decades ago could be a 500-year-old lost artwork by Leonardo da Vinci, a new study claims. But some art historians are wary of the attribution.
16 June 2014, 05:39 PM ET
A treasure trove of bronze and marble statues, gold jewelry, and ancient scientific instruments may be buried hundreds of feet below the Aegean Sea, and a team of explorers is going after the hoard using the most advanced diving suit ever built.
16 June 2014, 05:38 PM ET
A diving mission to explore the Antikythera shipwreck is scheduled for September, 2014.
16 June 2014, 07:42 AM ET
Archaeologists have uncovered the human remains of an epidemic in Egypt so terrible that one ancient writer believed the world was coming to an end. The researchers also found a giant bonfire where many of the plague victims were incinerated.
16 June 2014, 07:37 AM ET
Archaeologists working at a funerary complex in the ancient city of Thebes (modern-day Luxor) have uncovered the remains of a body-clearing operation created during an epidemic that ravaged Thebes in the third century A.D.
13 June 2014, 07:07 PM ET
The virus HSV-2 likely made the jump from chimp ancestors to the ancestors of modern humans about 1.6 million years ago, according to a new study.
12 June 2014, 09:27 AM ET
Today, the words "Friday the 13th" just roll off the tongue, instinctively linked to bad luck, strange happenings and a hockey-masked murderer. But how did the superstition come to exist?
11 June 2014, 09:41 AM ET
An upcoming Christie's auction will offer up a Sherlock Holmes manuscript, J.D. Salinger correspondence, a microchip prototype built for Nobel Prize-winning Jack Kilby and several fine-printed books and manuscripts.
11 June 2014, 09:07 AM ET
On June 19, 2014, Christie's will hold its "Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana" auction, which will offer up a Sherlock Holmes manuscript, J.D. Salinger correspondence, a microchip built for Nobel Prize-winning Jack Kilby.
10 June 2014, 05:07 PM ET
Desertion has never been higher since 1971, when more than 33,000 soldiers deserted.
10 June 2014, 10:47 AM ET
A nearly 300-year-old Stradivarius violin found in the closet of a reclusive American copper mining heiress is up for auction this week in New York City. The precious violin could fetch between $7.5 million and $10 million.
10 June 2014, 09:09 AM ET
A team of archaeologists in Guatemala have discovered a council house dating back about 700 years with altars, incense burners and sculpted images of animals.
10 June 2014, 08:57 AM ET
Researchers have discovered a 700-year-old Mayan council house in Guatemala, along with sculpted works of art, such as incense burner showing the head of Itzamna, a deity who was the shaman of the Mayan gods.
09 June 2014, 02:50 PM ET
The U.S. Navy, in partnership with the Indonesian Navy, is planning to dive to the sunken USS Houston, a World War II-era shipwreck, later this month, according to Navy officials.
07 June 2014, 02:37 AM ET
If people choose not to "believe" in a reality as documented as the Holocaust, should society be surprised that there is debate about the established facts of science?
06 June 2014, 02:58 AM ET
The Vandals were a “barbarian” Germanic people who sacked Rome. The name has become a synonym for destruction.
04 June 2014, 02:50 PM ET
The National Park Service is launching a study to identify and commemorate sites and events important to the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans.
04 June 2014, 01:22 PM ET
When art conservators in the United Kingdom were cleaning a 17th-century Dutch seascape, they found a surprise: an image of a beached whale that had been hidden for at least 150 years.
04 June 2014, 11:01 AM ET
The 1935 Nobel Prize in physics awarded to English scientist James Chadwick for his discovery of the neutron was sold at auction this week for $329,000.
04 June 2014, 10:16 AM ET
In 1947, a crash landing left wreckage from a U.S. Army plane frozen in time on northwest Greenland's remote ice sheets. A new image, released by NASA's Earth Observatory, shows the remains of the B-29 Superfortress plane, named Kee Bird.