A pod of wild dolphins living Down Under can literally walk on water, thanks to some instruction from “Billie,” a wild dolphin who learned the trick while she was briefly held in captivity, a new study finds.
A 1491 map that likely influenced Christopher Columbus’s conception of world geography is getting a new lease on life, now that researchers have revealed its faded, hidden details with cutting-edge technology.
A little more than 200 million years ago, a four-fanged pterosaur flew over the vast desert of Triassic Utah snagging other reptiles with its toothy mouth, until it met its untimely end on the banks of a dried-up oasis, new research finds.
Ancient Rome was a dangerous place to be an emperor. During its more than 500-year run, about 20 percent of Rome’s 82 emperors were assassinated while in power. So, what led to their downfalls?
An amateur historian just unearthed a treasure that would turn any archaeologist green with envy: an ornate gold ring dating back to ancient Roman times.
Parts of a Nazi-destroyed Jewish synagogue in Lithuania are seeing the light of day again after archaeologists unearthed the religious center’s buried bimah, or central prayer platform, in a recent excavation.
Beneath the soil in Cologne, Germany, lies a bibliophile’s dream: an ancient Roman library that once held up to 20,000 scrolls, according to news reports.
Archaeologists digging in a 400-year-old church in Jamestown, Virginia, have found a headless body that might be that of Sir George Yeardley, one of the first politicians — and slave owners — in the American colonies.
While basketball player LeBron James’ shoe size (15) is pretty big, it’s nowhere near the considerable foot size of the dinosaur with the largest feet on record, a new study finds.
A mere 2 hours before his grisly murder about 5,300 years ago, Ötzi the iceman chowed down on some mouthwatering morsels: wild meat from ibex and red deer, cereals from einkorn wheat and — oddly enough — poisonous fern, a new study finds.