Scientists are still trying to understand how the cycle of ice ages works, especially because human-caused climate change may have permanently broken the cycle.
Even if humans manage to prevent further global warming, the glaciers will still lose half their volume by 2050.
European scientists looking for some of the oldest ice on the planet have homed in on a particular spot in Antarctica.
A set of four tiny combs from the Polynesian kingdom Tonga might be among the world's oldest tattoo kits.
Foot-binding was practiced for 1,000 years in China, but archaeologists are only starting to study this form of body modification.
Rosalind Franklin was the British scientist whose work was integral to the discovery of DNA's structure.
For the first time, an expedition climbed Fuji Dome in the interior of East Antarctica using a wind-blown vehicle.
Archaeologists working at a London construction site rediscovered the lost grave of explorer Matthew Flinders, who circumnavigated Australia.
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