Mass grave of Revolutionary War mercenaries and rare gold coin unearthed in New Jersey

Researchers at a Revolutionary War battlefield in New Jersey have unearthed a mass grave holding the remains of around a dozen Hessian mercenaries who died during the Battle of Red Bank in 1777. Volunteer diggers also unearthed a number of treasures, including weapons and a rare 1776 King George III gold guinea coin. The burial […]

Rare and bizarre tentacle-trailing sea creature caught on video, expedition scientist’s ‘mind is blown’

New footage showing a giant, peculiar-looking tentacled sea creature floating languidly in the depths of the Pacific Ocean has left researchers questioning if what they’re seeing is a new species. A team of scientists spotted the strange animal while on board the E/V Nautilus, a research vessel used by the Ocean Exploration Trust — a […]

‘Weird, wonderful’: rare dig at Arthur’s Stone writes new story of neolithic site | Archaeology

High above one of western Britain’s loveliest valleys, the silence is broken by the sound of gentle digging, scraping and brushing, along with bursts of excited chatter as another ancient feature is revealed or a curious visitor stops by to find out what is going on. This summer archaeologists have been granted rare permission to […]

‘Unlucky’ creatures that enter rare Red Sea brine pools are immediately stunned to death

Rare deep-sea brine pools discovered in the Red Sea may hold clues to environmental upheavals in the region that span millennia, and could even shed light on the origins of life on Earth, a new study finds. Deep-sea brine pools are extraordinarily salty or “hypersaline” lakes that form on the seafloor. They are among the […]

Rare ‘triple-dip’ La Niña could bring another year of intense hurricanes and drought to the US

After two years of La Niña — El Niño’s cooler counterpart — the South Pacific may be facing a potential third appearance of La Niña in a row, which could bring more rainfall to an already-saturated eastern Australia and continue the trend of intense hurricane seasons along the east coast of the United States, and […]