Armed with laser rangefinders, GPS technology and remote control robots, a group of speleologists is completing the first ever mapping of the aqueducts of ancient Rome on archaeology's "final frontier"
AFP (Mar. 4, 2014) Vikings were not just violent warriors but also craftsmen, traders and explorers, a new exhibition at the British Museum reveals. At the centre of the exhibition is a 37-metre long Viking warship, ... watch video
AP (June 13, 2016) The wreck of the Italian ocean liner the Andrea Doria off Nantucket may be more badly deteriorated than previous sonar images suggest, with its bow nearly broken off, a team of undersea explorers ... watch video
AP (June 28, 2013) Just in time for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a team of geographers and cartographers have produced an interactive online map that shows the terrain as it would have appeared ... watch video
AFP (Sep. 29, 2015) A rare Byzantine-era floor mosaic discovered in Israel that depicts streets and buildings on a "city map" of a place in Egypt will be presented to the public Thursday after having been ... watch video
Reuters (Aug. 7, 2013) Its rich history makes it a tourist destination.
Now, Rome's new mayor pays homage to the streets once ruled by emperors by closing them off to traffic.
Tourists and some proud locals are welcoming ... watch video
Sep. 26, 2016 Imagine a meter long worm with 12 stubby legs and matching sets of flaps running down the body. On the head is a large pair of spiny appendages used for grasping prey that ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 A new study of human genomic diversity suggests there may have in fact been two successful dispersals out of Africa, and that a “trace” of the earlier of these two expansion events has lingered ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 Australia has one of the longest histories of continuous human occupation outside Africa. But who exactly were the first people to settle there? Such a question has obvious political implications and ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 Tiny ocean fossils distributed widely across rock surfaces in the Transantarctic Mountains point to the potential for a substantial rise in global sea levels under conditions ... read more
June 10, 2015 A study of limestone deposits within the Anio Novus aqueduct in Rome has allowed researchers to report an actual estimate for the aqueduct's flow rate. By studying limestone deposits that formed ... read more
Mar. 26, 2013 Engineers have developed a portable device -- carried in a backpack -- that can be used to automatically create maps in tight spaces where GPS is not readily available – such as in underground ... read more
Oct. 10, 2012 Several ancient Roman texts describe the assassination of Julius Caesar in Rome, at the Curia of Pompey in 44 BC, which was the result of a plot among a group of senators to eliminate the General. ... read more