Published January 18, 2006
On the 300th anniversary of his birth, Benjamin Franklin is celebrated as much for his scientific achievements as for his signature on the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Published January 05, 2006
Organizers in Philadelphia are gearing up for the Jan. 17 celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday, but there's just as much reason to party this Friday, Jan. 6.
Published December 30, 2005
Grad students at MIT build wall using same 'rammed earth' technique used to build Great Wall of China.
Published December 28, 2005
Team of researchers working in Andean foothills of Peru unearthes solid evidence of canals confirmed to be at least 5,400 years old, oldest of their kind anywhere in South America.
Published December 20, 2005
It's no nightingale, but a new seismic technology nicknamed Chirp is making music for the ears of archaeologists interested in the wrecks of sunken ships.
Published November 14, 2005
If Indiana Jones were a real archaeologist, he'd be just as likely to brandish a laptop with broadband as brush and notepad, if a recent dig in the small English parish of Silchester was any indication.
Published November 08, 2005
It may look like a fixer-upper at first glance, but what is buried beneath scrubby little Oak Island might just make its estimated $7 million price tag worth the investment.
Published November 04, 2005
This week, millions of people will throw a party for the man who once tried to blow the British Houses of Parliament to smithereens.
Published October 31, 2005
In a recent study of six- and seven-year-olds in the Philadelphia area, Penn State psychologist Cindy Dell Clark found that most parents underestimate just how terrifying the holiday can be for young kids.