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New discoveries shed light on the ‘first Yucatecos’

The discovery of pre-historic human remains near Tulum sheds light on the origins of Yucatán's first inhabitants. 

New archaeological discoveries uncovered near Izamal

After a prolonged hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, archaeologists in Yucatán are getting back to work. One of the projects now underway is an...

How and when to see Leonard Comet in Yucatán

The entirety of planet Earth, save Antarctica, will be treated to a cosmic show when Leonard comet sweeps by.

The story of one of archaeology’s greatest trailblazers, Tatiana Proskouriakoff

Tatiana Proskouriakoff is remembered for laying the foundation for understanding Mayan historical texts and reconstructing the political history of Mayan city-states.

Scientists discover a massive underground cave network in Yucatán

The cave system extends from the Chuy Ha Cenote, in the municipality of Kaua, to the Aktun Kaab dry cave, in Santa Rita — which is roughly 85 kilometers away in a straight line. 

More remains of the world’s largest shark found in the depths...

The megalodon, or “big tooth” is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 2.3 to 3.6 million years ago from the early Miocene to the Pliocene periods.

New round of restoration for giant stucco masks at Kohunlich

A group of INAH archaeologists led by Patricia Meehan Hermanson has begun restoration work on Kohunlich’s famous giant stucco masks in Quintana Roo.

Mexico passes new law banning animal testing in the cosmetics industry

Mexico has become the first country in North America to ban the testing of cosmetics on animals.

Mérida is the best place on Earth to view Wednesday’s total...

As it happens, Mérida will sit directly in the middle of a narrow band ideal for observing the natural phenomena while the moon is setting.

Mountain on Mars named after Mexican scientist months after his death

NASA has named a mountain on Mars after Mexican astro biologist Rafael Navarro. The tribute comes after the scientist died in January due to respiratory...

Love cenotes? It may turn out that you have a comet...

The asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs and created the Chicxulub crater in Yucatán may have not been an asteroid after all.  Scientists at Harvard...

Yucatan scientists invent a better building block

As part of the NoBI Sureste program promoted by the Scientific Research Center of Yucatán (CICY), researcher Emmanuel Alejandro Flores Johnson and engineering student Ramon Antonio...

Yucatan gets patent for new, ‘very hot’ habanero pepper

Merida, Yucatan — The state's Scientific Research Center, the CICY, has won a patent for a hot habanero pepper that researchers there developed. CICY is...

Curious scientists plan more drilling at Chicxulub crater site

Merida, Yucatan — Hungry for more clues to the earth's history and the demise of the dinosaurs, the leader of a previous expedition wants to...

With new museum, Merida will be the City of Light

The Museo de la Luz will celebrate the scientific phenomena at La Plancha.

Chicxulub Crater museum months behind schedule

Too few people appreciate how the Chicxulub Crater impact changed the world, a prominent scientist says.

NASA selects, for the 2nd time, Mexican youth for international program

An up-and-coming science student in Mexico is joining both Russian and U.S. space agencies to further his career.

Chicxulub drilling to return in 2019, on both land and sea

Excited by what they found off the coast of Yucatán, scientists are returning for seconds.

Sargassum, bane of Yucatán’s beaches, could be useful on the farm

Sargassum, a nutrient-rich algae which commonly washes up on Yucatán Peninsula's beaches, may serve as an environmentally friendly fertilizer alternative.

‘House of the Desert’ in the land of the jungle

After four years of preparation, "La Casa del Desierto" is a new exhibit at the Roger Orellana Regional Botanical Garden.

Coffee’s power against mosquito invasions discovered by UDEM students

Students at the University of Monterrey (UDEM) have discovered properties in coffee that combat mosquito larvae, possibly pointing to a new weapon in the fight against dengue, zika or chikungunya.

A cryptic, methane-fueled ecosystem found beyond cenotes

Scientists have found a cryptic world in the underwater systems guarded by Yucatán's already mysterious cenotes.

Record-setting project probes the Gulf of Mexico’s deepest secrets

In the largest oceanographic research project in the history of the country, scientists from nine national institutions probed the depths of the Gulf of Mexico.