An Ancient Site with Human Skulls on Display
Archaeology:Where our ancestors began to elevate themselves above nature.
Why Symbols Aren’t Forever
Archaeology:The removal of cultural emblems is not the erasure of history but part of it.
The City at the Center of the Cosmos
Archaeology:Robots and lasers are uncovering an ancient, sacred geography.
Gold Mining for Profit and Paleontology
Paleontology:How the Gold Rush and Fossil Rush came together.
The Modern Mind May Be 100,000 Years Old
Archaeology:New fossil evidence shows sophisticated thought began earlier than we thought.
The Man Who Used Facebook to Find an Extinct Human Species
Archaeology:Lee Berger has a knack for finding fossils his own way.
Through Fortitude or Stupidity, Lee Berger Is Rewriting Human History
Archaeology:The paleoanthropologist makes no apologies for going his own way.
The Curious Case of the Bog Bodies
Archaeology:Why do so many corpses found in Europe’s peat bogs show signs of violent death?
Can Remnants of Ancient Life Show Us How to Live Wisely Into the Future?
At long-term nuclear repositories in Finland and Sweden, waste will be ensconced in cast-iron inserts (right), which are then placed in copper canisters (left).Posiva Oy This is part 2 of Vincent Ialenti’s report on how how to think about nuclear waste in the environment over the very long term. Also see part 1, which ran […]
Looking Into the Far Future of Earth’s First Long-Term Nuclear-Waste Vault
On June 1, 1676 the Battle of Öland was raging, as the Swedish navy grappled with a Danish-Dutch fleet for control of the southern rim of the Baltic Sea. Amid bad weather, Kronan—Sweden’s naval flagship in the region and one of the largest warships of its kind at the time—made a sudden left turn. Its […]