| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When a Royal Navy expedition led by Lt. Robert Maynard returned to Hampton from North Carolina on Jan. 3, 1719, the grisly sight of Blackbeard's severed head swinging from a bowsprit marked the end of one of history's most notorious pirates.
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:33 PM
A 50,000-year-old toe bone found in a Siberian cave is giving scientists a surprising view of the breeding habits of early humans.
In what has been described as a “Lord of the Rings”-type world, researchers say that Homo sapiens,...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
ROME — In a verdant valley east of Rome, Fabrizio Baldi admires a forgotten stretch of a two-tier Roman aqueduct, a stunning example of the emperor Hadrian's 2nd century drive to divert water from rural springs to his ever-thirstier capital.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Stocky, sturdy and strong, Neanderthals may also have been sentimental. A new study suggests our closest, extinct human relatives took the time to bury their dead as much as 50,000 years ago.
The findings, published in the journal PNAS, add to a...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Archaeologists in China have unearthed the first clear evidence of cats living among humans as semi-domesticated mousers about 5,300 years ago, a heretofore missing link in the history of the world's most popular pet, experts say.
| Dec 19, 2013
Letters to the editor for the Dec. 19 TribLocal print edition from Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Elmhurst, Oak Park, La Grange, Lisle and Plainfield.
I have been an official die-hard Cubs fan since 1932. I will always be a great fan of the Cubs. One...
| Dec 14, 2013
As dawn arrives on Dec. 21 at Cahokia Mounds, the sun will rise directly behind a pole hand-hewn from red cedar. Forty-eight such posts form a large circle, but only one of them will align with the sun. Winter will begin.
Four times a year, people...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Numerous articles have appeared in the Daily Pilot about Fairview Park. Last weekend, an organized community event was held at the park to celebrate this wonderful piece of land.
On Nov. 17 members of Costa Mesans for Responsible Government (CM4RG)...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Ancient bricks, tile roofing and wood charcoal discovered beneath a Nepalese pilgrimage site are providing new evidence for the time of Buddha's birth, according to archaeologists.
In research published Monday in the journal Antiquity, scholars wrote...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:21 PM
The Titanic exhibit, now at the South Florida Science Museum in West Palm Beach, is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to undersea treasures.
Dozens of sunken Spanish galleons remain undiscovered off Florida's coast, many hidden by centuries of...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:21 PM
The Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee is set to meet next week to discuss a variety of topics concerning the 208-acre park.
The meeting, scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave., will include...