Author Archives: Megan Gannon, Live Science Contributor

{FD} Tasmanian treasure: Rare 17th-century map of Australia resurfaces

A rare map of Australia from the 17th century —before Europeans had fully explored the continent —resurfaced after 350 years. Continue reading

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{FD} This tiny detail revealed a painting was looted by the Nazis

A painting the Nazis looted from a Jewish leader of the French Resistance during World War II has been identified, German authorities announced yesterday (Oct. Continue reading

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{FD} Rare footage captures giant jellyfish living under Arctic ice

Biologists who explore the Alaskan Arctic ecosystem aren’t just interested in polar bears. Continue reading

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{FD} Ax linked to Ötzi the iceman found north of the Alps

Archaeologists found a copper blade in Switzerland that’s just like the ax Ötzi the famous “Iceman”was carrying when he died. Continue reading

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{FD} Nobel Prize awarded for sensational gravitational waves discovery

BERLIN—As expected by many, the 2017 Nobel Prize for physics went to three scientists who helped detect gravitational waves, ripples in space-time predicted by Einstein. Continue reading

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{FD} Ancient action figures: Toy swords unearthed at Roman fort

Military brats of ancient Rome probably played soldier to pass the time. Continue reading

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{FD} Looted skeleton could be among the oldest in the Americas

First, the bad news: Divers stole a prehistoric human skeleton from an underwater cavern near Tulúm on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula five years ago. Continue reading

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