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Rediscovering The Coelacanth: The 400 Million-Year-Old Prehistoric Fish We Thought Went Extinct

Rediscovering The Coelacanth: The 400 Million-Year-Old Prehistoric Fish We Thought Went Extinct

The massive coelacanth was thought to have died off over 60-million-years ago, but a 1938 South African discovery shocked the scientific world.
Uncovered Titanic Love Letter Reveals Near-Disaster Days Before It Hit The Iceberg

Uncovered Titanic Love Letter Reveals Near-Disaster Days Before It Hit The Iceberg

"I could see visions of Belfast it must have been a trying time for the Captain," Richard Geddes wrote to his wife, four days before the Titanic sank.
Constant Flow Of Beer Kept The Pre-Incan Wari Culture Stable For Half A Millennia, New Study Suggests

Constant Flow Of Beer Kept The Pre-Incan Wari Culture Stable For Half A Millennia, New Study Suggests

Researchers believe that a focus on brewing, sharing, and hosting beer-centric festivities was integral to the ancient Wari culture's social stability for 500 years.
This Week In History News, Apr. 14 – 20

This Week In History News, Apr. 14 – 20

Roman-era human sacrifice victims uncovered, stunning artwork found inside Ancient Egyptian tomb, liquid blood extracted from prehistoric horse specimen.
Casimir Pulaski Was A Hero Of The Revolutionary War — And He Might Have Been Biologically Female

Casimir Pulaski Was A Hero Of The Revolutionary War — And He Might Have Been Biologically Female

Casimir Pulaski has been hailed the "Father of the American Cavalry," but a discovery by anthropologists has revealed that he may be the one in 2,000 who identifies as intersex.
Meet The Hobbit-Like Early Human Ancestor Known As Callao Man

Meet The Hobbit-Like Early Human Ancestor Known As Callao Man

Callao Man was shorter than four feet and was just as comfortable climbing trees as it was walking on the ground.
Scientists Uncover Prehistoric Predator Like A Lion On Steroids With Three Pairs Of Fangs

Scientists Uncover Prehistoric Predator Like A Lion On Steroids With Three Pairs Of Fangs

It was the size of a car and its teeth were the size of bananas.
Scientists Restore Partial Brain Function In Brains Of Pigs Who Died Hours Earlier

Scientists Restore Partial Brain Function In Brains Of Pigs Who Died Hours Earlier

While the pigs weren't reanimated by any means, they did have significant cell function in their brains restored hours after they died.
Scientists Extract Blood And Urine From Perfectly Preserved 42,000-Year-Old Foal Found In Siberia

Scientists Extract Blood And Urine From Perfectly Preserved 42,000-Year-Old Foal Found In Siberia

Now, with preserved liquid blood in hand, these scientists are eager to clone this extinct species back to life.
Fossilized Four-Legged Whale Species That Lived 40 Million Years Ago Discovered In Peru

Fossilized Four-Legged Whale Species That Lived 40 Million Years Ago Discovered In Peru

This prehistoric quadruped discovered on the coast of Peru was similar to a modern-day otter or beaver — except 13 feet long.
Archeologists Discover Incredible Artwork Inside 4,300-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb

Archeologists Discover Incredible Artwork Inside 4,300-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb

The tomb belonged to Khuwy, an ancient nobleman whom archeologists believe may have been related to the ruling pharaoh.