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Danish Astronomer Not Poisoned

Posted Fri Nov 16, 2012 07:07 AM ET

It's more likely the metal-nosed Tycho Brahe died from a severe bladder infection, analysis shows. Read more

Mayan Bones Reveal Painful End

Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012 09:44 AM ET

When the Spanish conquered the Mayans in the 16th century, the Mayans suffered a miserable demise, bones reveal. Read more

Costa Concordia Bag Found on Island Miles Away

Posted Fri Nov 9, 2012 03:06 PM ET

The bag, found in relatively good condition on an island 28 miles from the wreck, belongs to an Austrian passenger who survived the accident. Read more

8,500-Year-Old Murder Mystery Uncovered

Posted Fri Nov 9, 2012 12:32 PM ET

The remains of a man and a woman are found at the bottom of a Stone-Age well in Israel. Is it a whodunnit? Read more

Vampire Skeleton Rediscovered in Britain

Posted Thu Nov 8, 2012 09:32 AM ET

An skeleton unearthed in the U.K. reveals a man buried with metal spikes through the shoulders, heart and ankles. Read more

Coded WWII Message Found on Pigeon Remains

Posted Mon Nov 5, 2012 03:30 PM ET

British intelligence agents are working on deciphering a coded message that was attached to the leg of a World War II carrier pigeon for 70 years. Read more

'Island of Blue Dolphins' Cave Possibly Found

Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 04:57 PM ET

The so-called Lone Woman may have lived on her own in a recently found cave on San Nicolas Island for 18 years. Read more

Sistine Chapel at 500 Years: Threatened by Tourism

Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 07:06 AM ET

Some 20,000 people visit the chapel daily -- and that foot traffic is starting to take a toll on the 500-year-old masterpiece. Read more

Penis Worms Help Solve Unusual Evolutionary Puzzle

Posted Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:38 PM ET

These enigmatic invertebrates are helping to answer an age-old question: Which develops first, the mouth or the anus? Read more

Easter Island Statues Could Have 'Walked'

Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012 03:31 PM ET

The massive statues can be moved side to side like refrigerators by a small number of people, researchers found. Read more

Oldest Writing Nearly Deciphered

Posted Tue Oct 23, 2012 03:16 PM ET

So far, a 5,000-year-old writing has defied any effort to decode its symbols, but tech could soon help reveal their meaning. Read more

Biblical Trees Survive After 900 Years

Posted Mon Oct 22, 2012 09:28 AM ET

Olive trees that grew in a Jerusalem garden where Jesus was said to have prayed before being crucified have survived for centuries bacteria-free. Read more

Ancient Tomb Found Near Sweden's 'Stonehenge'

Posted Wed Oct 17, 2012 09:35 PM ET

The 5,500-year-old site is located near Ale's Stones, a megalithic monument where the legendary King Ale allegedly lies buried. Read more

Understanding Stonehenge: Two Explanations

Posted Fri Oct 12, 2012 08:54 AM ET

Was the prehistoric monument built to unite a land or as a destination to heal the sick? Recent research supports both ideas. Read more

Skulls From Sacrificial Rituals Found in Temple

Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012 11:00 AM ET

Remains suggest more than 50 people were sacrificed at an Aztec temple in brutal rituals more than 500 years ago. Read more

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