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How ants came to the old world

New research carried out on the genomes of insects from 192 locations have revealed that tropical fire ants traveled the world on 16 century ships. "A lot of these ships, particularly if they were going somewhere to pick up commerce, would fill their ballast with soil and then they would dump

Online map calculates travel times in Ancient Rome

A team of historians and IT folks from Stanford University have developed an online map called ORBIS that calculates how long it took to travel between cities in Ancient Rome and how much it cost. Click here to play with it yourself! A paper map can show how far two cities are

Cretan stone tools reveal 130,000-year-old sea travel

Ancient stone tools found on the island of Crete has pushes back the earliest evidence of sea travel in Greece by tens of thousands of years. Crete has been separated from the mainland for about five million years, so whoever made the tools must have traveled there by sea (a distance

Yellowstone has been a travel destination for over 10,000 years

Evidence has been found showing that for at least 10,000 years, humans have been visiting the lake area. Obsidian, a valued rock used to create razor-sharp points for weapons and tools, is located about 20 miles to the northwest at Obsidian Cliff. The lake area contains a variety of flora