New lakes formed in the melting Arctic could rapidly tap into deep reservoirs of ancient carbon.
Stone tools found around Easter Island's famous moai statues contradict the popular narrative of social collapse.
Ninety-five burials found in Texas likely belong to African Americans who were forced to work on plantations in the state's convict-leasing system.
In an ancient heap of Roman rubble, archaeologists in Greece discovered a clay tablet engraved with 13 lines of Homer's epic poem.
Just under the topsoil of the farm fields in this small town northeast of Vienna, there are traces of one of the biggest battles of the Napoleonic Wars.
Ahead of highway construction, archaeologists in Austria are busy excavating a huge battlefield from the Napoleonic Wars.
Wildfires can fuel "dirty" thunderstorms that fill the stratosphere with as much smoke as a volcanic eruption.
A new study investigates the dark zone that seems to be getting bigger on the western edge of the ice sheet.
Mysterious brown spots on the ancient artwork of Tutankhamun's tomb are not growing larger as previously feared.
From ice age animals to Maya altars, the world's biggest underwater cave system has big potential for discoveries.
They are among more than 100 deep-sea species recently scooped up off Australia's coast in a mission to identify animals that live in these barely explored, extreme underwater habitats.
The early Iron Age temple is known for its intricate carvings, some of which were blasted to bits in recent airstrikes.
A fossil hunter in Germany found what may be the oldest specimen of the bird-like dinosaur Archaeopteryx.
Bones from the 18-year-old woman dubbed Avgi were left in the Theopetra cave in Greece 9,000 years ago.
Swedish sculptor Oscar Nilsson reconstructed the face of an 18-year-old young woman, dubbed Avgi, whose 9,000-year-old bones were found in a cave in central Greece.
A 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Kodiak, Alaska, this morning. A tsunami warning is in effect for parts of Alaska and British Columbia, Canada.