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14th-Century Steam Bath Found in Mexico City
Mexico City stands on the ancient site of Tenochtitlán, which, by the late 15th century, had emerged as the bustling capital ...
Listen to the Recreated Voice of a 3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy
In the nearly 200 years since his mummy’s arrival at the Leeds City Museum in northern England, an ancient Egyptian priest ...
The National Portrait Gallery’s Obama Portraits Will Embark on a Five-City Tour
Barack and Michelle Obama will soon be on the move once more, only this time, their campaign trail is more artistic than ...
The Most Anticipated Museum Openings of 2020
In the museum world, the new year offers a lot to be excited about. For starters, the Smithsonian Institution will be rolling ...
To Study Mass Die-Offs, Scientists Dumped 15 Tons of Feral Pig Carcasses Into a Field
The world’s recent spate of disasters has served as nothing if not a reminder of the fragility of life. Warming oceans, ...
Massive Mayfly Swarms Are Getting Smaller—And That’s Bad News for Aquatic Ecosystems
A single mayfly is a delicate creature—with its long, slender body, translucent wings, and two or three thread-like tails.
High Temperatures Might Be Water Bears’ Achilles Heel
Scientists have calculated that water bears could survive the water pressure at the ocean floor, the coldest corners of space ...
Art Historian Identifies Ten Nazi-Looted Paintings in the Louvre’s Collections
When World War II broke out, Parisian lawyer Armand Dorville owned a collection of more than 450 works by famed artists like ...
Watch First Ever Footage of Atoms Forming and Breaking Bonds
Scientists have captured video of a pair of rhenium atoms breaking apart and bonding again in a carbon nanotube. The study, ...
Vesuvius’ Scorching Eruption Turned a Man’s Brain Into Glass
When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., hundreds of people in the nearby town of Herculaneum fled to waterfront chambers in ...
After 30 Years, Looted Kushan Bull Sculpture Will Return to Afghanistan’s Kabul Museum
For eight decades, Afghanistan’s Kabul Museum shone as a beacon of central Asia’s cultural history. The 100,000 artifacts ...
Is China Ground Zero for a Future Pandemic?
Yin Shuqiang, a corn farmer in hardscrabble Sichuan province, sits on a rough-hewn wooden bench, surrounded by concrete walls ...