Two victims were fleeing a suburban villa when hot ash swept in and buried them.
He is known as the "father of fractals" for having discovered one of the most important patterns in nature.
Researchers examining Leonardo Da Vinci's drawings found a microbiome — a hidden biological signature of their travels across centuries.
Historians and scientists across Europe have now gotten together with perfumers and museums for a unique project.
Infamous mobster Dutch Schultz allegedly buried millions somewhere in upstate New York, and treasure hunting teams are hot on the trail.
Archaeologists recently discovered the skeleton of a medieval soldier and his weapons at the bottom of a lake, the first such find in Lithuania.
Prince Charles and Diana's engagement and wedding captured the world's attention, but it wasn't as perfect as it appeared.
The number of mummy-filled coffins found in a series of burial shafts at Saqqara in Egypt keeps growing, archaeologists with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities reported.
It was either because New Year's Day used to be March 1 or because the Romans used to have a 10-month calendar.
Changes previously thought to be sex differences in a human relative are actually due to microevolution, a new study finds.
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.
A new census tracked down hundreds more copies from the first printing of Newton's pioneering science book "Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica," or the "Principia."
About 31,000 years ago, identical twin boys died, but not at the same time, a new analysis of their remains shows.
Archaeologists located the buried Viking ship and ritual center in Norway with ground-penetrating radar.