Mars continues to approach Earth as the Red Planet grows steadily brighter, but on June 28, it will halt its normal eastward motion among the stars and turn back toward the west — a strange change in its nightly wandering that befuddled ancient stargazers
This Royal Chinese Tomb Contains an Ape Previously Unknown to Science
About 2,300 years ago, the grandmother of China's first emperor received an elaborate burial outfitted with a macabre menagerie of buried animals — notably, the remains of an ancient, extinct gibbon that was previously unknown to science.
Ötzi the Iceman Had Just Sharpened His Tools Days Before His Murder
Days before his violent murder in the Italian Alps about 5,300 years ago, Ötzi the iceman re-sharpened his tools, likely with his right hand, according to a new analysis of the cut marks on his belongings.