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The Best Meteor Shower of the Year Peaks Tonight

You can see the Perseids from anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere where the skies are clear and dark enough on the night of August 11. December’s Geminids are known for being the strongest meteor shower of the year, typically generating 75 visible meteors per hour in a rural and moonless sky. But the best meteor […]

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How to Protect the Coral Reefs When You Travel

Often referred to as “the rainforest of the sea,” coral reefs are a natural attraction for travelers, sending snorkelers and divers around the world to get an up-close look at these colorful communities. More scientifically speaking, coral reefs are an underwater ecosystem characterized by colonies of coral polyps (soft-bodied organisms related to sea anemones and […]

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Possible Cave and Tunnels Detected Under Castle in Poland

OLSZTYN, POLAND—The First News reports that a large cave and a network of tunnels have been discovered in the limestone crags underneath Castle Olsztyn, which was built in the fourteenth century in northern Poland. Archaeologist Mikołaj Urbanowski and his colleagues were investigating what is known as the Lower Castle Cave, where they recovered a medieval […]

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Idol of the Painted Temple

New radiocarbon dating of the eight-foot-tall wooden sculpture known as the Pachacamac Idol shows that this remarkable object survived more than six centuries of changing cultures and belief systems on the northern Peruvian Coast. In “Idol of the Painted Temple” archaeologists share new insight into the workings of the precursors and descendants of the great […]

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Viking Trade Center Found in Northern Norway

According to a statement released by the Arctic University of Norway, archaeology student Tor-Kjetil Krokmyrdal has discovered a Viking trade center in northern Norway on the coast of the island of Hinnøya. Jewelry, weights, coins, and items related to forging iron and shipbuilding and repair have been recovered. The ninth-century site is the first of […]

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WWII Beach Rubble

The rubble scattered across Liverpool’s Crosby Beach isn’t exactly a secret, but the long stretch of beach has never been officially recognized for what it is: archaeologically valuable wreckage from World War II. Now one undergraduate archaeologist is trying to change that. Read more →

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Sunken Byzantine Basilica

Only 100 miles from Istanbul, the ancient city of Nicaea, on the shores of Turkey’s Lake Iznik, is not remote or unknown. So archaeologist Mustafa Sahin was in for a shock when a routine aerial survey of the lake revealed traces of a fifth-century basilica. “I did not believe my eyes when I saw it […]

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The Dovedale Hoard

Archaeologists from Britain’s National Trust have unearthed a hoard of late Iron Age and Roman coins in Reynard’s Kitchen Cave in Dovedale, Derbyshire. The initial discovery of four coins was made by a local climber seeking shelter in the cave during a rainstorm. Archaeologists have since retrieved a total of 26 gold and silver coins, […]

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Australia’s Twilight Zone

Mysteries still abound in the deep sea, one of the least explored and understood environments on the planet. A group of scientists are attempting to peel back the mystery by livestreaming their exploration of Australia’s largest marine sanctuary, the Coral Sea Marine Park. Read More →

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New Jersey’s Dinosaur History

One seemingly unremarkable spot in New Jersey’s Mantua Township is a Lowe’s hardware store on Woodbury Glassboro Road. But wander out back to see an old quarry, where every step takes you back in time 400,000 years and fossils seem to await around every corner. Read more →

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