Every summer, more sea ice melts, leaving polar bears with less territory for hunting. New genetic analysis reveals that recent generations of polar bears are migrating north to the Canadian archipelagos, a region where sea ice more reliably survives the warm summer months.
Back in the 1980s, the 5,500 year-old remains of an aboriginal woman were found on a British Columbia island. Now, using a powerful new genetic scanning technique, her remains have been linked to actual living relatives — a span of about 200 generations.
A genetic investigation by French archaeologist Marc Gabolde is threatening to rewrite the history books on two of ancient Egypt's most iconic figures. For years, antiquities experts have assumed that Akhenaten and his unnamed sister were the parents of the world's most famous pharaoh, Tutankhamun. And in fact,…