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‘Game Changer’: Maya Cities Unearthed In Guatemala Forest Using Lasers : The Two-Way : NPR

By raining down laser pulses on some 770 square miles of dense forest in northern Guatemala, archaeologists have discovered 60,000 Maya structures that make up full sprawling cities. And the new technology provides them with an unprecedented view into how the ancient civilization worked, revealing almost industrial agricultural infrastructure and …

Clues from ancient Maya reveal lasting impact on environment

Evidence from the tropical lowlands of Central America reveals how Maya activity more than 2,000 years ago not only contributed to the decline of their environment but continues to influence today’s environmental conditions, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. Synthesizing old and new data, researchers were …

10 Best Travel Destinations This Summer |

Just as summer vacations were kicking off over Memorial Day weekend, credit card comparison website released a report ranking cities for air travel during the warmer months based on convenience and affordability. Drawing on data from the travel agency Travel Leaders Group and the website for trips beginning …

Land of the Maya |

A woman raises her arms to receive energy from the sun at the Mayan pyramid El Castillo, in Chichen Itza, in the southern Mexican state of Yucatan, March 21, 2009. via Land of the Maya |