A tiny grave holding the remains of a 3-year-old child is now the oldest deliberate burial of a Homo sapiens individual in Africa.
An ancient tomb thought to date back more than 3,000 years has been discovered in southwest Ireland by workmen carrying out land improvements on a farm.
A handful of Arabian silver coins found in New England may be the last surviving relics of history's most notorious act of piracy — and perhaps one of the most famous pirates who ever lived.
Fossilized footprints on a beach in Spain were made about 100,000 years ago by a family of Neanderthals, including children who jumped about as if playing in the sand.
Evidence of collisions between black holes and neutron stars suggests dark matter might consist of concentrations of primordial black holes.
Scientists have identified the 19th form of water ice. The exotic, four-sided crystals of this rare ice variety, now dubbed ice XIX, form at ultra-low temperatures and ultra-high pressures.
Two ancient stone coffins that may have once held the remains of a husband and wife have been rediscovered in a wildlife park near the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.
The earliest megalithic circle at Stonehenge, now in the southwest of England, was first built in the west of Wales more than 5,000 years ago.
Scientists are finally figuring out how much dark matter — the almost imperceptible material said to tug on everything, yet emit no light — really weighs.
An archaeological site in northeast Spain holds one of the oldest-known Muslim cemeteries in the country, with the discovery of 433 graves.
Some ancient islands now submerged beneath the North Sea survived a devastating tsunami about 8,000 years ago and may have played a key part in Britain's human prehistory.
The critically-endangered blue whale has returned to the waters near the remote island of South Georgia near Antarctica, almost 100 years after they were nearly made extinct.
A man searching for mushrooms in a forest in the Czech Republic uncovered an ancient sword and bronze axe, both thought to date from around 3,300 years ago.
Excavation crews have unearthed at least 12 unmarked coffins in a Tulsa, Oklahoma graveyard that archaeologists think holds victims of the infamous 1921 race massacre in the city.
A new study has reignited a heated dispute about two corroded Roman-era iron nails some suggest were used to crucify Jesus.