In addition to the fort's remains, archaeologists found artifacts including arrow and spear tips that date back an estimated 3,000 years. The site is one of only about a half-dozen in the Northeast to have evidence of Native Americans' first encounters with Europeans.
Scientists claim the discovery of a new fossil specimen supports the theory that extinct human subspecies, like Denisovans and Neanderthals, were absorbed into Homo sapiens populations instead of being wiped out in warfare.
Two missions to bring back space rocks will provide clues about the origins of the solar system and the threat of a doomsday collision with Earth.
Pigs are seen standing in a pen at a farm near Brussels, Belgium, on Sept. 18.
NASA's Solar Parker Probe, designed to withstand heat like nothing before it, will hurtle through the solar atmosphere and get nearly seven times closer to the sun than any previous spacecraft.
MeerKAT, a 64-dish telescope, was inaugurated into the larger Square Kilometre Array instrument on Friday. When finished in the late 2020s, the network of telescopes will be able to scan the sky 10,000 times faster with 50 times the sensitivity of any other telescope.
A reusable space rocket engine has been undergoing tests in an effort to make space travel easier to engineer and more affordable. Officials have been firing up the rocket every 24 hours, to see if it can sustain regular and repeated use.