Benjamin Altshuler is on the classics faculty at the University of Oxford and is the current Classics Conclave fellow at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents.
Sci-fi fans who hope humanity can one day zoom to distant corners of the universe via wormholes, as astronauts do in the recent film "Interstellar," shouldn't hold their breath.
At some point about 4,000 years ago, a female aristocrat in her 30s died in southern Egypt.
Back when the Indian subcontinent was still an island—before it joined what is now the rest of Asia—it was home to ancestors of today's horses and rhinoceroses,...
Last week, divers announced that they had found a ship that went down off the coast of New Zealand more than a century ago.
Can climate change be solved with technologies like wind and solar energy? No, it can’t, according to a new report by two Google engineers, published by the Institute of...
A cemetery dating back roughly 1,700 years has been discovered along part of the Silk Road, a series of ancient trade routes that once connected China to the Roman Empire.
Earlier this month, tragedy struck the San Francisco Zoo when Kabibe, a 16-month-old gorilla popular with visitors, was crushed to death by an electric door during a routine...
An ongoing study that has eight Montana grizzly bears outfitted with GPS trackers could bring some unnerving news to hunters.