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Changes in the environment likely made life too difficult for Peru's Moche.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

First artificial ink is still blue, but now known to emit near-infrared rays when irradiated with light.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Genomes and language provide clues on the origin of Homer's classic.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Finding may overturn previous notions about human ancestors' diets.

Ker Than, Contributor

The climate is a big topic in San Francisco this week at the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting.

Chris Gorski, Editor

War, available resources, determined the invention of instruments.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Multi-use tools may shed light on common ancestor.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Harry Potter is fictional, but Achilles and Beowulf -- perhaps not.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Accidents in ancient bakeries produced 8,000 years of brew.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

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