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
June 26, 2015 Researchers have studied human skeletal remains from the Cova do Santo collective burial cave in northwestern Spain. Remains found in the Sil river valley -- in the province ... read more
June 24, 2015 A tiny tooth plate of the 410 million year old fossil fish Romundina stellina indicates that teeth evolved earlier in the tree of life than recently thought. Jaws and teeth ... read more
June 22, 2015 Researchers have analyzed size data for rodents worldwide to distinguish the truly massive mice and giant gerbils from the regular-sized rodents. They found that the furry ... read more
June 19, 2015 Scientists believe that Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) of invasive organisms holds the key to furthering our understanding of ecological and evolutionary processes. In a review of recent studies, ... read more
Jan. 22, 2015 An international team has made a major breakthrough in the study of the papyrus scrolls buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD and discovered in Herculaneum 260 years ago. Using a new ... read more
Sep. 9, 2013 In summer excavations at the foot of the Temple Mount, archaeologists made a stunning discovery: two bundles of treasure containing thirty-six gold coins, gold and silver jewelry, and a gold ... read more
Oct. 11, 2011 A professor has developed a new computer algorithm to help unravel the different sources that contributed to the authorship of the scriptures. Sidestepping the problems of content-based analysis, his ... read more