Some Compelling Reasons Not to Give Up on Solving Climate Change

Reports that say we’re all doomed in the face of the climate crisis ignore a history of survival—and the opportunity to make the future better.
Shayla Love

Long May She Reign: 8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Pre-Viking Sword from Lake

Saga Vanecek was swimming in a local lake in Sweden when she stepped on something odd—an archeological treasure.
Leila Ettachfini
Cave Dives

The World’s Biggest Underwater Cave Is Full of Maya Bones and Artifacts

Mexico’s San Actun cave system contains pottery, bones of extinct giant sloths, and a 9,000-year-old human skull.
Becky Ferreira
lost cities

The Ruins of a Massive Ancient City Have Been Discovered in Guatemala

With the help of lasers and drones, scientists have found that Maya civilization was more advanced and populous than previously imagined.
Becky Ferreira
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Trucker Went Off-Roading on the 2,000-Year-Old Nazca Lines

He tore through an ancient set of desert etchings that are considered "the most outstanding group of geoglyphs anywhere in the world."
Drew Schwartz
ancient egypt

There’s a Huge Secret Vault in Giza’s Great Pyramid, and Nobody Knows Why

How light from alien stars and galaxies revealed a hidden chamber within the mother of all heritage sites.
Becky Ferreira
The September Stories Issue

What Does Our Trash Say About Us?

Archaeologists are taking a closer look at contemporary junk to understand our culture.
Livia Albeck-Ripka
Ancient Ruins

The World's Oldest Known Temple Was Home to a ‘Skull Cult’

The people of Göbekli Tepe loved carving headless humans into stone. Turns out they also loved carving human heads using stone.
Becky Ferreira
conservation lab

10th Century Viking Treasures Unearthed In Scotland

Now comes the hard part: preserving 1,000-year-old gold and silver artifacts for centuries to come.
Noémie Jennifer
It belongs in a museum

These Robots Will Explore Tunnels Dug by Looters

When a job is too dangerous for people, robots take charge.
Jordan Pearson

Far-Right Grave Robbers Could Be Stealing Ancestral Māori Skulls

Calling bullshit on the self-proclaimed historians behind those "white people got here first" stories.
Tess McClure

A Secret Pyramid Was Found Inside an Ancient Temple in Mexico

Using 3D imaging technology, archaeologists detected a hidden structure inside Chich'en Itza's Temple of Kukulkan.
Sarah Emerson