Some 20 people gathered at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery Friday to witness the opening of a time capsule buried in 1907. It was about half the size of a cereal box, and packed tightly with newspapers, postcards, photographs and letters.
It's hard to imagine how this teeny little rock â€” it's not even a whole rock, it's just a grain, a miniscule droplet of mineral barely the thickness of a human hair â€” could rewrite the history of our planet. But that's what seems to be happening.
In France, a team of scientists says that a piece of cloth that was reputedly dipped in the blood of Louis XVI is genuine. Louis XVI was executed 220 years ago this month, during the French Revolution.
The handkerchief had been stored for years in an ornately decorated gourd, as Tia Ghose writes at Live Science.
This week, an ancient and largely inaccessible treasure was opened to everyone. Now, anyone with access to a computer can look at the oldest Bible known to humankind.
Thousands of high-resolution images of the Dead Sea Scrolls were posted online this week in a partnership between Google and the Israel Antiquities Authority. The online archive, dating back to the first century B.C., includes portions of the Ten Commandments and the Book of Genesis.