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Did we find (and then inadvertently kill) life on Mars 50 years ago ?

8-19-2023 | 2

One scientist has revisited a famous experiment conducted by the Viking 2 lander all the way back in the 1970s.

Archaeology & History

Viking gold ring found in bundle of 'cheap jewelry'

7-22-2022 | 2

A woman in Norway discovered the ring mixed in with a bundle of cheap trinkets and jewelry purchased at auction.

Archaeology & History

Viking 'blood eagle' ritual was anatomically possible

12-18-2021 | 3

A new study has suggested that this gruesome ritual could have been done, even during the time of the Vikings.

Archaeology & History

Solar storm helps to date Viking settlement in North America

10-25-2021 | 9

New evidence has helped scientists pinpoint exactly when the Vikings were active on the continent.

Science & Technology

Genetic tests - do you really have viking DNA ?

4-13-2021 | 25

Genetic ancestry tests are very popular these days - but just how accurate and meaningful are the results ?

Archaeology & History

1,000-year-old Viking boat discovered on island

5-31-2020 | 2

Officials have announced that the vessel was found at a burial site on the Norwegian island of Edoya.

Archaeology & History

Lost viking mountain pass reveals its secrets

 VIDEO  4-16-2020 | 5

Melting ice in Norway has revealed a long-lost Viking-era mountain pass brimming with archaeological discoveries.

Modern Mysteries

Berserker Vikings drank hallucinogenic tea

2-19-2020 | 11

Scientists have determined what it was that made the fiercest Viking warriors so fearless and ferocious.

Archaeology & History

Men jailed after unearthing $15M Viking treasure

11-24-2019 | 124

Two metal detectorists in the UK have been jailed after trying to sell a $15M Viking hoard of gold and silver.


NASA scientist: 'We already found life on Mars'

10-12-2019 | 18

Gilbert Levin, who worked on the two Viking landers, maintains that evidence of alien life was found in 1976.

Archaeology & History

Rare Thor's hammer amulet found in Iceland

10-22-2018 | 1

The 900-year-old trinket was unearthed at the site of a Viking farmstead in Iceland's Thjorsardalur valley.

Archaeology & History

8-year-old girl pulls ancient sword from lake

 VIDEO  10-5-2018 | 21

Saga Vanecek discovered the pre-Viking-era relic while swimming near her family's holiday home in Sweden.

Archaeology & History

Viking sunstones may have actually worked

4-6-2018 | 6

A mysterious form of navigation referenced in early Viking literature may have genuinely existed.

Archaeology & History

Was long-lost Viking settlement in Canada ?

3-12-2018 | 2

Known as Hop, the settlement has been spoken of in Norse sagas passed down over hundreds of years.

Archaeology & History

Man finds Viking treasure with metal detector

5-21-2017 | 19

Derek McLennan earned almost $2.6 million after unearthing a horde of 10th-century Viking artefacts.

Archaeology & History

Did Vikings bury, cremate 'dead' houses ?

4-30-2017 | 1

There is evidence to suggest that Viking longhouses were 'buried' by being covered in mounds of Earth.

Space & Astronomy

NASA to digitize data from Viking landers

 VIDEO  7-25-2016 | 21

The data recorded during the historic Viking Mars missions is set to be archived in digital form.

Archaeology & History

1,000-year-old Viking site found in Canada

4-4-2016 | 96

Archaeologists have unearthed what is only the second known Viking site ever discovered in North America.

Archaeology & History

Ancient Viking settlement found in Norway

12-26-2015 | 15

A huge 1,500-year-old Viking fishing village site has been unearthed during excavations at an airport.


Iceland to build temple to Norse gods

2-3-2015 | 53

The temple will be the first of its kind to be built in the country since the time of the Vikings.

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