Anthropologist Bettina Jungklaus made an astonishing discovery when she examined some ancient skeletons: even in the Stone Age, human beings tried to perform brain surgery. Now she going around to schools to teach kids about her amazing findings.
Mummies no longer walk among us, but now we can walk among them — at the Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum in Hildesheim, that is. There, technology is being used to strip away a mummy's layers, uncovering its very bones.
New genetic tests on the remains appear to put an end to a long-running debate. Clerics had refused to recognize them as having belonged to Russia's last czar and his family, who were all murdered exactly 100 years ago.
Thousands of skulls and bones from the colonial era are still stored away in German archives. In Africa, the calls for their return are getting louder. But that's proving to be difficult. Daniel Pelz reports from Berlin.
Amelia Earhart disappeared in the South Pacific in 1937 while on an around-the-world flight. A new study appears to confirm she crashed and later died on Nikumaroro, a tiny island now part of the Republic of Kiribati.
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