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Farmer in US Midwest unearths ancient woolly mammoth

A farmer digging in a Michigan soy field makes a startling discovery -- giant bones from the Pleistocene era.

By October 5, 2015


Ancient amber-entombed flea may hold bubonic plague secrets

Fossilized bacteria trapped with a flea from millions of years ago could have something to tell us about the history of the much-feared Black Death.

By September 30, 2015


Ancient human ancestor hid bodies in near-inaccessible caves, Ep. 218

This week on Crave, solve your yoga woes with the self-rolling YoYo Mat, check out some of the bizarre things that happened at the Apple Event and meet Homo naledi, an ancient human ancestor who might have been invented funerals. That and more on Crave.

By September 11, 2015


Crave Ep. 218: Ancient human ancestor hid bodies in near-inaccessible caves

Fossils found deep in a cave in South Africa led to the monumental discovery of a human ancestor who seems to have practiced disposal of the dead.

By September 11, 2015


Ancient scorpion of the sea is the granddaddy of arachnids

A newly described species of sea scorpion measures over 1.5 metres long and lived 460 million years ago.

By August 31, 2015


What to do if you find a massive ancient whale skull in a Virginia swamp

The skull of a baleen whale that lived more than 5 million years ago was pulled out of a swamp in a part of the United States that used to be underwater. No, it's not Seattle in April.

By August 26, 2015


Ancient salamander in amber shocks scientists

A baby salamander preserved in amber presents a scientific surprise, especially since it was discovered in a place where there are no known salamanders.

By August 19, 2015


These dice are made from tusks of the ancient woolly mammoth

Who knew dice made from the tusks of a giant extinct beast could be so popular? Artisan Dice, that's who. And you can reserve yours now.

By August 15, 2015


3D scanning deciphers ancient Hebrew scroll

A fragile scroll discovered in 1970 on the western shore of the Dead Sea has finally been deciphered, revealing it to be part of a Torah scroll.

By July 20, 2015


Mysterious ancient star chart shows foreign skies

A star chart carved into the ceiling of an ancient tomb in Japan is believed to be the world's oldest, and may show the sky as it was seen from China.

By July 19, 2015