This Incredible Peruvian Mummy Is About To Go On Public Display

The extraordinary mummified remains of a 50-year-old woman discovered in a fetal position is set to go on display at a museum in France. » 12/16/14 12:40pm 12/16/14 12:40pm

Drone Footage Shows Extent Of Greenpeace's Damage To Peru's Nazca Site

Last week, Greenpeace activists provoked international outrage when they undertook a publicity stunt, trespassing on the Nazca Lines World Heritage Site. Newly released done footage shows how much damage they left behind. » 12/16/14 9:40am 12/16/14 9:40am

This Greenpeace Stunt May Have Irreparably Damaged Peru's Nazca Site

The Peruvian government is planning to file criminal charges against Greenpeace activists who may have permanently scarred the Nazca Lines World Heritage Site during a publicity stunt. » 12/11/14 6:40am 12/11/14 6:40am

These Larvae Glow in the Dark, Then Eat You

Well, they'll only eat you if you're a tasty insect. A few years ago, wildlife photographer Jeff Cremer was traipsing about the Peruvian rainforest when he noticed some glowing green dots scattered in the dirt. He returned to investigate with some entomologists. » 11/18/14 11:20am 11/18/14 11:20am

I Can't Stop Listening to These Peruvians Cursing at a UFO

This UFO sighting over Peru isn't going to bust any paradigms about whether life is visiting Earth from space. It's the usual blurry light cam stuff. But listening to Peruvians cursing a blue streak as they watch will amuse the hell out of you. » 4/28/14 5:08pm 4/28/14 5:08pm

Isolated Peruvian tribe attempts to make contact, asks for food

Members of the Mashco-Piro tribe — one of the most isolated on Earth — recently attempted to make contact with outsiders, resulting in a tense stand-off at a river hamlet. » 8/21/13 7:40am 8/21/13 7:40am

Explore a 4000-year-old Peruvian monster from the comfort of your home

Late last month, anthropologist Robert Benfer announced that he and his team of researchers had discovered several enormous, earth-formed animal shapes in Peru, including the orca-shaped mound you see up top. Now, thanks to some clever folks over at Google Earth Blog, you can actually explore two of these mounds for… » 4/10/12 8:40am 4/10/12 8:40am

Why are thousands of dolphins dying off the coast of Peru?

For the past three months, something has been very wrong along the Peruvian coast. Nearly 3,000 dolphins have washed ashore dead, making it one of the largest marine mammal die-offs ever recorded...and it likely isn't even close to over. » 4/08/12 2:00pm 4/08/12 2:00pm

Please, don't drink this frog smoothie for your erection problems

While traveling in Peru last year, London filmmaker and amphibian aficionado Lucy Cooke witness firsthand how the critically endangered Titicaca Water Frog (Telmotobius Culeus, which happens to be Latin for "aquatic scrotum") was being liquified for aphrodisiac smoothies in downtown Lima. Explains Cooke: » 12/18/11 11:50am 12/18/11 11:50am

The ancestor of all American rodents really came from Africa

Paleontologists recently discovered rodent teeth in Peru dating back over 41 million years, making them the oldest evidence of rodents in the Americas. But despite its location, this rodent was far more closely related to today's African, not American, rodents. » 10/17/11 11:46am 10/17/11 11:46am

Did warfare fuel the birth of advanced civilization?

For six centuries beginning around 500 BCE, ancient Peru was ravaged by nearly constant war. But the end result might almost have been worth it: that war seems to have been the driving force for the region's first complex civilization. » 7/26/11 11:50am 7/26/11 11:50am

How many groups reached the Americas before Christopher Columbus?

In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in what is now the Bahamas, changing the world forever. But was he first non-indigenous person to reach the Americas? Vikings got there before him, and possibly Polynesians too...and those are just the sane theories. » 3/30/11 9:22am 3/30/11 9:22am

Haunting conch shell trumpets played for the first time in over 3000…

More than 3,000 years ago, an ancient Peruvian culture fashioned conch shells into instruments, creating sounds rarely heard in music. » 11/19/10 8:00am 11/19/10 8:00am

Ancient, abandoned Great Wall of Peru ringed an elaborate stone city

Kuelap, in Peru, boasts an ancient mountain fortress surrounded by a massive stone wall. It's at the center of a once-thriving metropolis, abandoned half a millennium ago. The stone ruin remains a mystery - but now you can visit it. » 9/10/10 8:30am 9/10/10 8:30am

Swarming vampire bats attack 500 people in Peru, killing 4

Peru's health ministry has dispatched emergency medical teams to the Amazon rainforest to stanch an outbreak of rabid vampire bats. So far 500+ people have been attacked by the bats, and four have been killed.


The creatures' habitat has recently been reduced by deforestation. From the BBC: » 8/14/10 9:00am 8/14/10 9:00am