Reconstructed human spines may honor Peru’s defiled dead | Science

In 2012, archaeologists were excavating a series of large stone tombs in Peru’s Chincha Valley when they found something none of them had ever seen before: human vertebrae threaded onto a reed, almost like a spinal abacus. Over the next 10 years, researchers found nearly 200 such remains in the same valley. At first, they … Read more

Space station cargo ship named in honor of late NASA astronaut Piers Sellers

A British-American climate scientist who launched on three missions to the International Space Station is being honored with the naming of a U.S. commercial spacecraft bound for the orbiting complex that he helped build. Northrop Grumman has named its next Cygnus capsule the “S.S. Piers Sellers.” Set to deliver science equipment and supplies for the … Read more