History Archive
21 March 2014, 02:34 PM ET
In October 1973, OPEC member nations began an oil embargo that crippled much of the global economy, frayed the Western world's social fabric and exposed mankind's utter dependence on one limited resource: oil.
21 March 2014, 12:19 PM ET
The ancient Egyptian bones, from a conquered territory of ancient Egypt, now represent the earliest known complete example of a person with cancer spreading from an organ, findings that could help reveal insights on the evolution of the disease.
21 March 2014, 08:54 AM ET
A 3,000-year-old skeleton from a conquered territory of ancient Egypt is now the earliest known complete example of a person with malignant cancer spreading from an organ, findings that could help reveal insights on the evolution of the disease.
19 March 2014, 03:04 PM ET
Advanced societies frequently collapse unless steps are taken to regulate resource consumption and economic stratification.
18 March 2014, 12:37 AM ET
Russian culture has a long and rich history, steeped in literature, ballet, painting and classical music. Here is a brief overview of Russian customs & traditions.
14 March 2014, 02:13 PM ET
Nevada's Hidden Cave — an archaeological site with a 5,000-year history — was recently vandalized with spray paint and bullet holes, and officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps them catch the perp (or perps).
13 March 2014, 10:48 AM ET
A 2014 exhibition at the Israel Museum brings together a collection of Stone Age masks from the Judean Desert and Judean hills.
13 March 2014, 10:03 AM ET
Billed as "the oldest masks in the world," a creepy collection of 9,000-year-old stone faces is now on display in Israel.
13 March 2014, 01:10 AM ET
Cleopatra was an Egyptian queen who is mostly remembered for her love affairs. However, she was a shrewd and powerful ruler.
12 March 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Languages spoken along the Pacific Coast and in Siberia likely share an origin in the Bering Strait, supporting a notion that humans were stuck on the Bering Strait for millennia before colonizing North America.
12 March 2014, 10:35 AM ET
Storehouses with more than twenty years' worth of finds from an archaeological dig in Syria have been ransacked amid the ongoing civil war.
11 March 2014, 08:47 PM ET
From filling in the map of the world to taking man's first step on the moon, intrepid explorers set out on these arduous expeditions at least partly in the name of science.
11 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
This March, in honor of Women's History Month, LiveScience is taking a look at the accomplishments of some of the most inspirational women in science.
11 March 2014, 01:53 PM ET
Weapons found among China's terra-cotta warriors were made by cells of craftspeople working with identical molds, new research suggests.
11 March 2014, 12:33 PM ET
A roughly 9,000-year-old wand with realistic faces carved into it was unearthed in a graveyard in southern Syria. The wand was found near headless skeletons.
11 March 2014, 11:50 AM ET
Millions of Japanese marked the third anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on Tuesday.
11 March 2014, 11:40 AM ET
A roughly 11,000-year-old wand with realistic faces carved into it was unearthed in a graveyard in southern Syria. The wand was found near headless skeletons.
11 March 2014, 12:28 AM ET
Germans place a high value on hard work, precision and order, and have made tremendous contributions to engineering, classical music and beer. Here is an overview of German customs, traditions and values.
10 March 2014, 02:36 PM ET
Researchers have now discovered extensive tunnels, embankments and other remnants of a military fortress hidden beneath the floors of the infamous Alcatraz prison complex.
10 March 2014, 02:18 PM ET
Alcatraz, the notorious island prison surrounded by the waters of San Francisco Bay, is slowly giving up its secrets. Researchers have now discovered extensive tunnels and other remnants of a military fortress hidden beneath the floors of the site.
09 March 2014, 11:45 AM ET
A silk dog outfit dating back to the declining days of China's Forbidden City reveals the posh lives of China's royal dogs.
07 March 2014, 01:31 AM ET
A new exhibition featuring over 200 artifacts from China's Forbidden City will be opening on March 8, 2014 at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum.
06 March 2014, 05:13 PM ET
In the same century that Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel and Shakespeare wrote "Richard III," German artillery experts were trying to master the art of strapping bombs to cats.
06 March 2014, 10:50 AM ET
A sprawling city in the heartland of the United States was a cultural melting pot hundreds of years before Europeans ever set foot on the continent.
05 March 2014, 10:18 PM ET
In the 1,800-year-old letter, written mainly in Greek, the soldier serving in a Roman legion in Europe tells his family he is desperate to hear from them and that he is going to request leave to make the long journey home to see them.
05 March 2014, 02:45 PM ET
Despite being thought of as forbidden in Islam, Nomadic populations in Saudi Arabia and the surrounding regions ate lizard, new archaeological remains suggest.
05 March 2014, 12:15 PM ET
A talk about the psychobiography of Charles Darwin examined his life using modern psychological theory and research, in an effort to better understand the naturalist's motivations and ambitions.
03 March 2014, 05:29 PM ET
In the ongoing international showdown between Russia and Ukraine, the region known as Crimea has emerged as the top prize — a position it has held, for better or worse, for millennia.
03 March 2014, 02:22 PM ET
An archaeologist says he discovered nine tiny scrolls with biblical text from the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were unearthed, according to news reports.
28 February 2014, 06:35 PM ET
Ancient mummies unearthed in the Taklamakan Desert in China were buried with chunks of cheese, the oldest evidence of cheese yet found.
28 February 2014, 06:35 PM ET
Skara Brae is a well-preserved prehistoric village on the west coast of Orkney, Scotland. Visitors can still sit on the furniture in the stone huts.
28 February 2014, 08:28 AM ET
A mysterious candelabra found on the sandy seafloor off the Spanish island of Ibiza may hint at a supply route to a medieval Islamic colony in southern Spain, a new study finds.