An Italian expert in Hebrew manuscripts has discovered the oldest known complete Torah scroll, a sheepskin document dating from 1155-1225. It was right under his nose, in the University of Bologna library.
National Geographic (Feb. 9, 2012) Rabbi Manny Viñas and other volunteers in New York restore a Torah that survived the Holocaust in Hungary and Hurricane Mitch in Honduras. Viñas travels to Tegucigalpa to return the ... watch video
AP (July 11, 2014) An exhibition featuring a robot writing Torah scrolls is on show at the Jewish museum in Berlin. Over the next six months the robot will work 10 hours a day to produce two scrolls, each 80 meters ... watch video
AP (Jan. 20, 2015) Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll that was buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago, holding out the promise that the world's oldest surviving library may ... watch video
AFP (July 9, 2013) Part of an ancient Egyptian king's unique sphinx was unveiled at a dig in northern Israel on Tuesday, with researchers struggling to understand just how the unexpected find ended up there. The broken ... watch video
AFP (Sep. 17, 2013) The violin played by bandmaster Wallace Hartley during the final moments before the sinking of the Titanic is displayed at a conservation studio in Lurgan, Northern Ireland before going on public ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Feb. 16, 2013) In 1974, the remains of a 3.2-million-year-old hominid were discovered in Ethiopia.
Known as Lucy, the skeleton remains the oldest, and most complete adult human ancestor fully retrieved from ... watch video
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. 21, 2015 The good relationship between humans and dogs was certainly influenced by domestication. For long, it was assumed that humans preferred particularly tolerant animals for breeding. Thus, cooperative ... read more
Apr. 21, 2015 A study based on 1,000 years of temperature records suggests global warming is not progressing as fast as it would under the most severe emissions scenarios outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on ... read more
Apr. 20, 2015 The oceans contain billions of tons of dissolved uranium. Over the planet's history, some of this uranium was transformed into an insoluble form, causing it to precipitate and accumulate in ... read more
Apr. 20, 2015 New analysis of world-famous 3.46-billion-year-old rocks is set to finally resolve a long running evolutionary controversy. The new research shows that structures once thought to be Earth's oldest ... read more