The DNA in the woolly mammoths on Wrangel Island had a number of unfavorable variants.
According to the Jewish Bible, there was just one temple in the ancient Kingdom of Judah: the First Temple, which sat in Jerusalem. However, a new discovery just upended that perception.
This woman, whose remains were found in an underwater cave in Mexico, lived about 9,900 years ago, just as the last ice age was ending.
These bones were found in the early 1900s near Pompeii, but it wasn't until now that they were assessed with modern science.
Newly unearthed remains may come from the monastery where England's first king, Edgar the Peaceful, was coronated more than 1,000 years ago.
Paleontologists have discovered the skeleton and radioactive skull of a previously unknown species of Allosaurus.
The ancient DNA from four children who lived thousands of years ago is rewriting what geneticists thought happened in sub-Saharan Africa.
A new technique for studying ancient microbes in glaciers has led to the discovery of previously unknown viruses.
Hair loss is typically considered the domain of aging men, but this equal-opportunity condition — which has many causes — can affect virtually anyone.
The graves of these enslaved people may help experts understand the transition from the Iron Age to the Roman era.
The man had a missing lower jaw, so the forensic artist gave the individual a beard to hide his jaw line.
Excluding Mercury, this newly discovered asteroid has the smallest known aphelion distance in our entire solar system.
It's unclear which side these soldiers fought on. Were they revolutionaries, Brits or perhaps Tories — colonists who sided with the king?