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Enlarge / Face and upper body of one of two South American mummies that were likely murdered, based on a recent “virtual autopsy.” A-M Begerock et al., 2022 reader comments 50 with 38 posters participating Share this story An international team of scientists used CT scanning to conduct “virtual autopsies” of three South American mummies ..

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Enlarge / A diver with the Return to Antikythera project carefully excavates an artifact. Nikos Giannoulakis/Return to Antikythera reader comments 70 with 42 posters participating Share this story The so-called Antikythera mechanism, recovered from the wreckage of an ancient cargo ship off the coast of Antikythera Island in Greece, might be the world’s oldest analog ..

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Enlarge / Tiny samples of the Hypatia stone next to a small coin. Rare type Ia supernovas are some of the most energetic events in the universe. Researchers found a consistent pattern of 15 elements in the Hypatia stone, unlike anything in our solar system or in the Milky Way Jan Kramers reader comments 1 ..

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Enlarge / The remains of an individual buried in an Augustinian friary, excavated in 2016 on the University of Cambridge’s New Museums site. reader comments 50 with 33 posters participating Share this story There’s rarely time to write about every cool science-y story that comes our way. So this year, we’re once again running a ..

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Enlarge / The partially mutilated remains of a Vesuvius victim, found at the site of what would have been the beach of Herculaneum. Domenico Camardo/Herculaneum Project reader comments 46 with 31 posters participating Share this story Archaeologists have announced the “sensational” discovery of the partially mutilated skeletal remains of a middle-aged man who perished on ..

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Enlarge / Original excavation photograph of Tsukumo No. 24, a young adult male with evidence of severe trauma consistent with an attack by a white or tiger shark. Kyoto University reader comments 6 with 6 posters participating Share this story Marine biologists have spent decades counteracting the popular misconception that sharks are aggressive predators that ..

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armi del soldato reader comments 70 with 51 posters participating Share this story When Mount Vesuvius destroyed the Roman city of Pompeii in 79 CE, the eruption also killed hundreds of people huddled on the shores of nearby Herculaneum. A recent study of the remains of one victim, who died on the beach not far ..

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reader comments 48 with 33 posters participating Share this story Archaeologists working near the small Croatian village of Potočani made a grim discovery in 2007. In a shallow pit, just a meter deep and two meters wide, they found the jumbled bones of at least 41 people. Radiocarbon dating on several of the bones revealed ..

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reader comments 47 with 22 posters participating Share this story Archaeologists found the bones of three young African men in a 500-year-old mass grave in what is now Mexico City. The chemical makeup of their bones sheds light on their earlier lives in Africa, and forensic analysis reveals hard, painful lives and young deaths. How ..

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