Major tectonic collisions near the equator have caused three ice ages in the last 540 million years
A legal battle over a 10,600 year old ancient skeleton — called the ‘Spirit Cave Mummy’ — has ended after advanced DNA sequencing found it was related to a Native American tribe.
New book’s colorful illustrations also offer perspective of just how large these creatures were
Earth’s ice is melting at a rapid clip today. But some scientists think that during several ancient episodes, the planet plunged into a deep freeze known as “Snowball Earth,” when ice sheets grew to cover almost the entire planet.
Everything we are told about ancient history is wrong: civilisation didn’t start in Sumeria and Egypt around 3,500 BC; it began 10,000 years before in great cities which subsequently suffered a cataclysm. An entire episode in the human story was rubbed out, a chapter not of unsophisticated hunter gatherers but of advanced technology.
Scientists endured bitter winds to retrieve ancient ice from a blue ice field in the Allan Hills of Antarctica.
Newly uncovered skulls in China have both human and Neanderthal features, a mix that so far hasn’t been seen in a hominid fossil.
For most of the last ice age, enormous glaciers covered western Canada. And yet people still managed to cross deep into the Americas from their settlements in western Alaska. How did they do it?
Humanity could have ended up very different if our ancestors didn’t meet.