Nearly 11 years after the 2001 US-led invasion that deposed the Taliban regime, which shocked the world by destroying two giant, 1,500-year-old Buddhas at Bamiyan, western experts say Afghanistan's ancient Buddhist and early Islamic heritage are now in a slightly more secure position.
AP (Nov. 14, 2012) Czech archaeologists have unearthed the 4,500-year-old tomb of a Pharaonic princess south of Cairo, in a finding that suggests other undiscovered tombs may be in the ... watch video
AFP (Mar. 16, 2013) Workers building a new railway in London have unearthed 13 skeletons thought to be victims of the Black Death plague that swept through Europe in the 14th century, archaeologists said on ... watch video
Apr. 27, 2015 An apparently advantageous mechanism of conifer pollination has nevertheless been disappearing over millions of years, a new study finds. The mechanism works well, but because it depends on three ... read more
Apr. 27, 2015 A common spinal disease could be the result of some people's vertebrae, the bones that make up the spine, sharing similarities in shape to a non-human primate. The research suggests that the ... read more
Apr. 24, 2015 This map provides a picture of the nation's geologic basement. More than 80 pieces of crust have been added to the nation's basement since the Earth began preserving crust about 3.6 billion years ... read more
Apr. 23, 2015 Geoscientists are using a new simulation to condense a period lasting millions of years to explain the formation of the high-lying valleys in the south-eastern end of the Tibetan Plateau: the true ... read more