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Archaeologists verify Florida’s Mound Key as location of elusive Spanish fort

Florida and Georgia archaeologists have discovered the location of Fort San Antón de Carlos, home of one of the first Jesuit missions...

New findings on procedures and meanings of human heart sacrifices in...

Sacrificial rituals featuring human heart extraction were a prevalent religious practice throughout ancient Mesoamerican societies. Intended as a means of appeasing and...

Inexpensive, portable detector identifies pathogens in minutes

Most viral test kits rely on labor- and time-intensive laboratory preparation and analysis techniques; for example, tests for the novel coronavirus can...

Promising signs for Perseverance rover in its quest for past Martian...

Undulating streaks of land visible from space reveal rivers once coursed across the Martian surface—but for how long did the water flow?...

Atmospheric tidal waves maintain Venus’ super-rotation

Images from the Akatsuki spacecraft unveil what keeps Venus's atmosphere rotating much faster than the planet itself.An international...

Coronaviruses and bats have been evolving together for millions of years

Bats do a lot of good for the world—they pollinate plants, they eat disease-carrying insects, and they help disperse seeds that help...

Neandertals had older mothers and younger fathers

When the ancestors of modern humans left Africa 50,000 years ago they met the Neandertals. In this encounter, the Neandertal population contributed...

Satellite data show ‘highest emissions ever measured’ from U.S. oil and...

Findings published today in the journal Science Advances show that oil and gas operations in America's sprawling Permian Basin are releasing methane at twice...

Researchers discover ferroelectricity at the atomic scale

As electronic devices become progressively smaller, the technology that powers them needs to get smaller and thinner.One of...

DNA may not be life’s instruction book—just a jumbled list of...

The common view of heredity is that all information passed down from one generation to the next is stored in an organism's...