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Hibbard mummy

MUMMY MYSTERY  The Hibbard mummy, now on display at Northwestern University, holds the body of a girl estimated to be 5 years old at death. Recent analyses might help reveal a cause of death.

Picasso's Tête de femme de profil (Marie­-Thérèse)

HISTORY MYSTERY  Picasso first created this sculpture, Tête de femme de profil (Marie­-Thérèse), in plaster in 1931, but its origins in bronze were unknown. A new analysis of the metals in the bronze gave an important clue to where and when it was cast.

illustration of potential alien microbes

ITSY BITSY ALIENS Americans would probably welcome the discovery of microbial alien life.

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