A study of pre-historic remains suggests human sacrificial practices.
Residents of Pompeii ate their meals on the run, just like many Americans do today, according to a new study.
The famous founder of America's first settlement mapped the Chesapeake Bay with stunning accuracy, historians now say.
The church may lie beneath a small town in Newfoundland. But a dead historian's notes were destroyed at her request, so no one is sure.
Slow and steady might win a race among 11 leatherback turtles engaged in a heated swim contest from Costa Rica to the GalÃ¡pagos.
Ancient Peruvian aristocrats dismembered and disfigured their less well-off neighbors as a scare tactic, new archaeological finds suggest.
Pigs made the harrowing journey about 3,500 years ago to the most remote islands of the Pacific alongside their ancient human owners, and that partnership is revealing how the region was colonized.
Ancient headless bodies discovered on the island of Vanuatu could help trace the colonization of the Pacific islands.
The swirling Arabesque ceramic tiles used in medieval Islamic mosaics and architecture were produced using geometry not understood in the West until the 1970s.
A desperate band of stragglers tried smelting silver they took from the explorer's royal cache, new findings suggest.
Humans and chimps are even more alike than previously thought; chimps learned to make their own tools rather
Honest Abe might have suffered from a genetic disorder that literally shattered his nerves and would explain his gangly walk.
Infants may have been considered equal members of society 27,000 years ago, contrary to the belief they were treated with indifference.
The invisible ink formula used by East German secret police to pass messages during the Cold War has remained classified, until now.
A simple cocktail of gases could have induced the psychic trances that the Pythia used to channel the gods and dish out their advice.
A baby born some time this October will be the 300-millionth American, but he or she shouldnâ€™t expect a house full of siblings.
The father of genetics, a monk who spent eight years counting 300,000 peas, would not recognize some of the freaky things going on today.
The first settlers of Rapa island turned to violence when faced with the same pressures of environment and competition happening right now across the globe, a new study suggests.