Each year, copyright runs out on a variety of books, films, musical compositions, and more. An act passed by the US Congress in 1998 brought the duration of copyright for works published between 1923 and 1977 to 95 years.
The discovery of a creature described as resembling a "buck-toothed toucan" that lived some 68 million years ago has upended assumptions about diversity in the birds that lived alongside dinosaurs.
A 2,000-year-old fast-food stall unearthed from the ash of Pompeii has given researchers new clues about the fondness of the ancient Romans for a quick snack.
Subsequent microscopic analysis and luminescence dating confirmed that Mtoto's tiny body had been carefully covered with dirt from around the pit, and had rested undisturbed for nearly 80,000 years.
It is unclear what killed Neanderthals off, although theories include an inability to adapt to climate change and increased competition from modern humans.
The Saudi Geological Survey announced the discovery of the extinct primitive whale dating back to 37 million years, during the Upper Eocene era, in the Al-Jawf region, northwest of the Kingdom.
According to the museum, the boy found the sword in a forest near the village of Ederheim.
Sunlight doesn't extend far into the structure, and little can be seen from the edge except the birds that fly in and out of its depths.
Qala-e-Kohna, as it is known locally, or Lashkari Bazar to archaeologists, has garnered international attention for its scale, remarkable architecture and murals.