In 1961, a construction crew found bones while working at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport. The bones were 12,700 years old and belonged to a giant sloth.
Reindeer herders recently discovered the carcass of an extinct cave bear in melting permafrost on a remote Siberian island. The bear’s body is preserved, with its teeth, internal organs, and even nose wholly intact. Researchers announced Monday that the ancient bear died 22,000 to 39,500 years ago. Scientists have unearthed […]
Archaeologists in Mexico discovered a huge collection of mammoth skeletons buried under an airport construction site. At least 200 skeletons have already been unearthed, and many more await excavation. Paleontologists think that studying these mammoths could offer new insight into why the species went extinct 10,000 to 13,000 years ago. […]
A NASA animation drains the oceans to reveal the majority of Earth’s surface that lies beneath. A planetary scientist remade the video to highlight its most fascinating features: the world’s longest mountain range and the ice-age land bridges that ancient humans crossed. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Oceans […]
A remote island in the Arctic ocean northeast of Siberia was identified as the resting place of the world’s last woolly mammoth population. A new study shows that these island mammoths outlived their North American and European counterparts by some 7,000 years, before going abruptly extinct. A genetic analysis reveals […]
If all the ice on Earth melted overnight, the planet would be sent into chaos. There would be mass flooding from sea level rise, severe weather changes, deadly chemical release, and mass greenhouse gasses that will leak into the atmosphere. Scientists say we need to stop this planet from rising […]
A 40,000-year-old severed wolf’s head was discovered preserved by permafrost in Russia. “This is the first time the head of an ancient wolf has been found whose soft tissue has been preserved after 40,000 years,” Albert Protopopov, a Russian expert, told CNN. Other ancient creatures recently unearthed include a lion […]
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[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crevasses_in_Deux_Alpes_%28France%29.jpg”] The seasons are turning. In Britain, with an oceanic climate and the mellowing influence of the Gulf Stream, the days become progressively cooler, early morning frosts soon thaw in the autumn sunshine, and the descent into winter is a gradual affair. I have just returned from […]