Ancient Human DNA Perplexes
Oldest Buddhist Shrine Uncovered
Vatican Unveils St. Peter's Bones
Ancient Wine Cellar Discovered
New Dinosaur Discovered in Utah
Experts have reached farther back than ever into the ancestry of humans to analyze DNA, using a 400,000-year-old bone. So far, the achievement has provided more questions than answers.
Archaeologists in Nepal have discovered traces of a wooden structure dating from the 6th century B.C. that they believe is the world's oldest Buddhist shrine. The team has been working the site for years.
The Vatican publicly unveiled a handful of bone fragments purportedly belonging to St. Peter, reviving the scientific debate and tantalizing mystery over whether the relics truly belong to the first pope.
Scientists have uncovered a 3,700-year-old wine cellar in the ruins of a Canaanite palace in Israel, and chemical analysis shows this is where they kept the luxurious good stuff reserved for banquets.
Scientists have discovered a new "top predator" dinosaur in North America, a significant precursor to Tyrannosaurus rex and an important part of an emerging fossil record for the continent.