Mystery warriors made the fastest migration in ancient history | Science

The Avars, mystical horse-riding warriors who assisted quicken the end of the Roman Empire, controlled the plains in between Vienna and Belgrade, Serbia, for more than 2 centuries. Then,... Read more »

Team recovers ancient genomes from dirt, revealing new history of North America’s bears | Science

A staff member records where his team is gathering samples of cavern sediments. Devlin A. Gandy When researchers require ancient DNA, they generally need to drill into teeth or bones—a... Read more »

Geologists uncover history of lost continent buried beneath Europe | Science

About 140 million years earlier, Greater Adria—which later on got pushed beneath southern Europe—was a Greenland-size landmass (immersed parts in gray-green) south of the continent. van Hinsbergen et al., Gondwana... Read more »

The king behind Machu Picchu built his legacy in stone

Popular Science’s brand-new series, The Home builders, takes you behind the building and construction tape to expose the people accountable for history’s biggest architectural works. Glimpse at an Incan... Read more »

The weirdest things we learned this week: animals used to stand trial and apples kept doctors from killing you

What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we pledge you’ll have an even weirder response if you listen to PopSci’s hit podcast. The Weirdest... Read more »

The weirdest things we learned this week: counting vampires and nudist founding fathers

What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we assure you’ll have an even weirder response if you listen to PopSci’s hit podcast. The Weirdest... Read more »

The weirdest things we learned this week: killer surgeons and mysterious floating feet

What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we assure you’ll have an even weirder response if you listen to PopSci’s hit podcast. The Weirdest... Read more »

Scientists sue to protect Utah monument—and fossils that could rewrite Earth’s history | Science

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Zero is just 1,500 years old. Before it, there was nothing.

Before there was absolutely nothing. Then, there was zero. So common is the little oval, envisioning life without it appears difficult. It’s the symbolic swim donut keeping mathematics, science,... Read more »