Ancient

tech-science

Scientists Find Evidence of Dank Weed at 2,500-Year-Old Funeral Site

Cannabis residue was found in braziers at an ancient high-altitude cemetery.
Becky Ferreira
6.12.19
Triassic Bowel Movements

This Beautiful Ancient Poop Contains Triassic Fish Bones and Beetles Wings

The land before potty time.
Becky Ferreira
8.24.17
Retro Gaming

Replaying ‘The Story of Thor’, Sega’s Own Zelda

I could have sworn this was better than Zelda. As it turns out, it’s not—but Ancient’s game is still, arguably, Sega’s greatest 16-bit RPG.
Mike Diver
3.31.17
ancient earth

Canada Might Be the Best Place to Learn About Ancient Earth

Parts of the Earth's original crust are still traceable there, a new study finds.
Farnia Fekri
3.16.17
Art

Sci-fi and Ancient Cultures Collide in Modern Mixed-Media Works

New York-based artist Huma Bhabha magpies old and new to connect the contemporary with the archaic.
Kevin Holmes
11.23.16
shark?

Newly Discovered Prehistoric Shark Species Left Teeth on Three Continents

Megalolamna paradoxodon opens a new window into the age of giant sharks.
Becky Ferreira
10.3.16
Bones

Paleontologists Find a Rare Type of Pterosaur Near Vancouver Island

Giant pterosaurs may hog the spotlight, but here’s why the little guys deserve some love.
Becky Ferreira
8.30.16
butter

A Massive, 2,000-Year-Old Chunk of Butter Has Been Unearthed from a Bog

Conway found a 22-pound chunk of butter, that is estimated it to be over 2,000 years old.
Alex Swerdloff
6.15.16
Science

This 97-Year-Old Fruitcake Might Outlive Us All

The Australian War Memorial is now the proud owner of a 97-year-old fruitcake that was originally baked in <i>Downton Abbey</i> times.
Hilary Pollack
3.27.15
Taiwan

Huang's World: Back In Taiwan, Part 3

Eddie spends an afternoon on Shenkeng Old Street soaking up deep-rooted local traditions. Next, he hits up the Randall Cunningham of stinky tofu restaurants, explores ancient Eastern medicine with cupping therapy, and kicks back with a tea ceremony.
Eddie Huang
5.23.14
Art

Artist Captures The Oldest Living Beings In The World

These plants are older than Caeser's grandpa.
Beckett Mufson and Zach Sokol
3.31.14