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Ancient men and women in Italy had one key difference in their diets — study

Before it all went to hell, one dietary difference explained a lot about the roles of men and women some 2,000 years ago.

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5,000 years ago, a group of people left Taiwan and changed the world

Genes and history unite for a story of an ancient ocean voyage.

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The ancient people who built Stonehenge “wanted it to last a long while.”

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Why "a really exciting story is unfolding right now” in Tibet

Why travelers who love ancient human history should visit the “roof of the world.”

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A 96 million-year-old fossil is the best reason to visit Texas

A single fossil casts fresh light on the Lone Star State.

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robot bonding

Look: Telepresence robots may be the future of travel

Why go to the trouble of booking a flight, hotel, and car to travel around the world when you can simply drop into a telepresence robot and travel from home?

Worldview

5,000 years ago, a group of people left Taiwan and changed the world

Genes and history unite for a story of an ancient ocean voyage.

Worldview

Ancient men and women in Italy had one key difference in their diets — study

Before it all went to hell, one dietary difference explained a lot about the roles of men and women some 2,000 years ago.

Worldview

Stonehenge: Travelers who love ancient legends should visit this enigmatic site

For centuries still, the rocks have held onto these secrets — but now a pioneering study reveals the answer to at least one of these mysteries: How Stonehenge has managed to stand the test of time.

Culture

Summer travel: 6 strategies to protect unvaccinated kids from Covid-19

Many children are among those who aren’t vaccinated simply because no vaccines have been authorized for children under 12.

All aboard

Look: Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser is Disney’s high-end cosplay hotel

How much would you pay for two nights in a galaxy far, far away?

Culture

3 bizarre vacation ideas to save your summer

Vacation 2.0.

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Worldview

The Inverse travel series that uncovers hidden history.

Worldview

A 96 million-year-old fossil is the best reason to visit Texas

A single fossil casts fresh light on the Lone Star State.

Mind and Body

This one mental hack will make your vacations even better

Time flies when you are having fun, so let’s put on the brakes.

SAF me up

Scientists say sustainable aviation fuel is greener than we thought

Burning cleaner fuel can make for clearer skies

one small step

Virgin Galactic: Extraordinary launch video previews the space tourism age

Virgin Galactic managed to carry out the first of several planned suborbital flights — and the whole thing was caught on camera.

Fly High

3 fixes airlines need to go green in 2021

filler up

The real reason why there was a gas shortage this week

It wasn’t a lack of gasoline.

Fear of Flying

Airlines could do one easy, cost-effective thing to make air travel safer

“They were not interested in talking about N95s or looking at infection risk.”

ship happens

A giant container ship is jammed sideways in the Suez Canal

The ship is blocking all canal traffic from passing through the main shipping lane between Europe and Asia

Ancient Humans
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Neanderthal baby teeth reveal new details about their development

Dental remains are giving researchers insight into how quickly Neanderthals grew.

family tree

Scientists may have just uncovered the origin of an ancient language

A prehistoric 23&me.

This week in science

SpaceX Starbase and more: Understand the world in 8 images

Science

Look: Mysterious mummies represent an ancient "cosmopolitan" culture

Their odd, boat-shaped coffins are just the beginning.

Stuff of legends

Viking discovery changes history and supports ancient lore

New research helps substantiate the Icelandic Sagas.

Aw crap

Look: Ancient turds reveal two surprising foods in prehistoric diets

Some snacks are worth preserving.

Hidden History

Archeologists discover earliest known use of a mind-altering plant

“The find has implications for our understanding of deep-time human use of intoxicants.”

Science

Five grisly archeological finds will change how you see ancient humans

Till death do us part — unless we’re in the same grave.

Worldview

Ancient men and women in Italy had one key difference in their diets — study

Before it all went to hell, one dietary difference explained a lot about the roles of men and women some 2,000 years ago.

dinner's ready!

Scientists role play as Neanderthals to discover a dietary secret

Spanish researchers have recreated Neanderthal hunting techniques to better understand how they hunted prey at night and what impact it had on their diets.

Caveman Chic

Look: Ancient tools reveal how early humans made clothes

That fur cape is so last season.

Ancient Oasis

Look: Early humans passed through this part of the world over 400,000 years

Our ancient ancestors took advantage of a fluctuating climate to get to Asia and Europe.

Worldview

Stonehenge: Travelers who love ancient legends should visit this enigmatic site

For centuries still, the rocks have held onto these secrets — but now a pioneering study reveals the answer to at least one of these mysteries: How Stonehenge has managed to stand the test of time.

magnetic history

Neolithic stone reveals ancient magnetism secret

This isn’t your Mom’s fridge magnet.

Worldview

Why "a really exciting story is unfolding right now” in Tibet

Why travelers who love ancient human history should visit the “roof of the world.”

Way back when

DNA study reveals fresh ties between humans and an enigmatic ancient people

“I think what we have been calling Denisovans has been overly simplistic.”

Chomp chomp

Neanderthal baby teeth reveal new details about their development

Dental remains are giving researchers insight into how quickly Neanderthals grew.

Entertainment

Historian reveals the surprising roots of an iconic James Bond line

007 wasn’t the first.

do not disturb

Dark energy: The physics-breaking force that shapes our universe, explained

This energy makes up most of the universe — but scientists don’t know what it is.

This week in science

First Lucy mission photo and more: Understand the world through 8 images

family tree

Scientists may have just uncovered the origin of an ancient language

A prehistoric 23&me.

You heard us

Ancient “penis worms” reveal a fascinating insight into early animal evolution

A creature “not renowned for its ingenuity today” still took an incredible step.

Boldly Go

New Star Trek documentary reveals Lucille Ball’s surprising sci-fi influence

Without Lucy, we’d never have reached the Final Frontier.

Just one sip

Is alcohol good for you? 7 health myths debunked

Health misconceptions are all too common.

Culture

How a 3,000-year-old wave of innovation shaped the world

It came from a surprising source.

This week in science

SpaceX Starbase and more: Understand the world in 8 images

Science

Look: Mysterious mummies represent an ancient "cosmopolitan" culture

Their odd, boat-shaped coffins are just the beginning.

hidden treasure

A famous Tudor-era ship is being eaten alive — but scientists have a solution

A comeback nearly 500 years in the making.

Sweet News

Look: Genetic analysis reveals the ancient origin of the strawberry

New research explains why the strawberries of today looked different in the past.

Worldview

5,000 years ago, a group of people left Taiwan and changed the world

Genes and history unite for a story of an ancient ocean voyage.

Culture

The rise of the vampire: How diseases may have led to Dracula

It has its roots in a surprising place.

Strength in Numbers

Look: Fossil haul reveals earliest evidence of dinosaurs living in groups

Follow the herd!