Articles by

Freda Kreier

A spider monkey’s remains tell a story of ancient diplomacy in the Americas

A sacrificed spider monkey is shedding new light on an ancient Mesoamerican relationship.  The remains of a...

Carvings on Australia’s boab trees reveal a generation’s lost history

Brenda Garstone is on the hunt for her heritage. Parts of her cultural inheritance are scattered across...

Some harlequin frogs — presumed extinct — have been rediscovered

Across Central and South America, one group of bejeweled frogs is making a comeback. Harlequin frogs —...

This ancient Canaanite comb is engraved with a plea against lice

Engraved into the side of a nearly 4,000-year-old ivory comb is a simple wish: Get these lice...

DNA reveals donkeys were domesticated 7,000 years ago in East Africa

From pulling Mesopotamian war chariots to grinding grain in the Middle Ages, donkeys have carried civilization on...

An ancient exploding comet may explain why glass litters part of Chile

Scattered across a swath of the Atacama Desert in Chile lie twisted chunks of black and green...

Scientists are racing to save the Last Ice Area, an Arctic Noah’s Ark

It started with polar bears. In 2012, polar bear DNA revealed that the iconic species had faced...

Earth’s lower atmosphere is rising due to climate change

Global temperatures are rising and so, it seems, is part of the sky. Atmosphere readings collected by...