Accurate radiocarbon dates of the bones of skeletons found at Machu Picchu in 1912 show the Inca citadel was inhabited by 1420 – several decades earlier than expected. (Image credit: Courtesy Yale University) The mountaintop Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in southern Peru was built and inhabited decades earlier than previously believed, […]

ANIMATION Emirati national Aisha Al Yazeedi, a research scientist at the NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Center for Astro, Particle, and Planetary Physics, has published her first research paper, featuring some key findings on the evolution of galaxies. Galaxies eventually undergo a phase in which they lose most of their gas, which […]

If asked to pick what color asteroids in the asteroid belt would be, red is likely not one that would come to mind for most people.  But that is exactly the color of two new asteroids found by Hasegawa Sunao of JAXAand an international team of researchers.  The catch is the objects don’t […]

A view of Russia’s Nauka module docked with the International Space Station on July 29, 2021. (Image credit: Thomas Pesquet/ESA/NASA) Last week, a Russian module accidentally pushed the International Space Station out of place. Now, a NASA flight director has revealed that the event was more serious than NASA initially reported. […]

The Chapman’s pygmy chameleon is one of the world’s rarest chameleons. (Image credit: Krystal Tolley) The chameleon is just 2 inches long. Scientists have found one of the world’s rarest chameleons “clinging to survival” after fearing it had become extinct since its initial discovery in the 1990s because of massive deforestation, a new […]

Some areas of mangrove trees in Everglades National Park show signs of regrowth in 2020, several years after Hurricane Irma. Credit: David Lagomasino / East Carolina University. When Hurricane Irma hit southern Florida in September of 2017, the storm buffeted coastal mangrove forests with winds over 116 mph—strong enough to […]