Chemical analyses have revealed the specific components ancient Egyptians used to embalm the dead, including exotic ingredients that were acquired through trading.
Archaeologists in Mexico City discovered a bevy of stone objects carved to look like humans at a former Aztec site.
Archaeologists in Virginia have discovered three graves containing the remains of Confederate soldiers, amputated limbs and artifacts.
A zoo in Tennessee celebrated the birth of a rare spotless giraffe, but its lack of patches could harm its chances of survival.
Doctors determined a man's severe back pain was caused by a rare disease that leads to pus buildup in the psoas muscle.
An analysis of three letters written by Vlad the Impaler conclude that he may have suffered from a condition that caused him to cry tears of blood.
Metal detectorists in Wales struck gold when they discovered a collection of Iron Age coins scattered in a field.
Paleontologists in Egypt have described a new species of extinct whale that was dwarfed by other basilosaurids.
Ongoing excavations at Exeter Cathedral in England reveal a possible medieval crypt, empty tombs and more.
New X-ray imaging of a Crusader sword discovered underwater off the coast of Israel shows that it was damaged during battle.
Paleontologists in Peru have described an ancient species of whale that was way heavier than a blue whale.
Archaeologists in England used a tooth enamel analysis to confirm that a 2,000-year-old burial contained a female warrior.
Scientists in Antarctica did the unimaginable: They grew a bounty of watermelons while living on the ice-cold continent.
Researchers created a facial approximation of a 45,000-year-old individual who is believed to be the oldest anatomically modern human ever to be genetically sequenced.
Drone footage captures Iceland's "baby volcano" throwing a hissy fit, spewing molten lava into the sky.
Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,300-year-old Iron Age glass workshop that could be one of the oldest in the world.