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19 December 2014 11:55 PM Stonehenge dig finds 6,000-year-old encampment

Archaeologists from the University of Buckingham have discovered an untouched 6,000-year-old encampment near Stonehenge. A groundbeaking discovery has sparked a row over David Cameron’s plans to build a tunnel under Stonehenge. Archaeologists from the University of Buckingham have discovered a Mesolithic encampment near the ancient monument. The discovery 12

25 November 2014 3:18 AM Joan Armatrading on solo tour

What if songs were all a woman was prepared to give? It's hard to imagine today's music scene running on so little flesh. You may be as smart as Gaga, as tough as Pink and as blessed as Beyonce, sister, but good luck filling that arena without baring your soul in interviews and slipping into your bathers at showtime. Around the time Madonna was writing 9

12 November 2014 9:47 PM The Rosetta comet landing has made history

After 10 years of hard work and one nerve-wracking night, the Rosetta mission has made history by landing on the surface of a comet. The lander Philae was confirmed to touch down on the surface of the comet more than 300 million miles away at 11:05 a.m. Eastern. Now, scientists expect it to send a panoramic image home and begin analyzing the comet for scientists 2

06 November 2014 11:28 PM DNA from 36,000-year-old skeleton sheds light on interbreeding between humans and Neanderthals

A genome taken from a 36,000-year-old skeleton has helped scientists shed new light on interbreeding between humans and Neanderthals. The ground-breaking study of DNA recovered from a fossil of one of the earliest known Europeans - a man who lived in western Russia - shows that the genetics of the earliest inhabitants of the continent survived the last ice age, helping 7

28 October 2014 6:42 AM Thigh bone holds secrets of Stone Age

Cape Town - The thigh bone of a man who died in western Siberia about 45 000 years ago has yielded secrets about our Stone Age ancestry – particularly about the intermixing between early modern humans and Neanderthals. The fairly complete bone was found in 2008 on a river bank near Ust’-Ishim and radio-carbon dated to about 45 000 years old. Now a team of researchers 11

14 October 2014 1:18 PM Discovering a Viking hoard: a day in the life of a metal detectorist

Treasure hunting is a hobby that, to some, is the stuff of fairytale and yet it is also characterised by a very particular (and unfairytale-like) stereotype. You only need look at the BBC’s current comedy Detectorists to get a sense of this. It also attracts controversy due to the direct physical contact with objects from the past, since removal of artefacts 20

12 October 2014 8:25 PM Robot snake slithers like a sidewinder, the 'ultimate all-terrain vehicle' (+video)

Scientists designed the first robot snake to scoot across land, swim, dig, climb, or glide. It's a skill set that will allow robot snakes to carry out search-and-rescue operations that would stump a wheeled robot. Researchers have coaxed a robotic snake to slither like a sidewinder in hopes of developing truly all-terrain robots that could help hunt for people 13

07 October 2014 7:05 AM Skeleton is like no other yet found

Cape Town - A Strandloper hunter-gatherer, who lived on the West Coast more than 2 000 years ago, had “surfer’s ear” from diving in the cold sea for kreef and alikreukel. This is one of the secrets researchers have uncovered from examining a skeleton unearthed in St Helena Bay in 2010 by workers digging a trench for a pipeline. Another important piece 19

16 September 2014 12:03 PM The Deepwater Search for the Antikythera Mechanism, the World’s First Computer

Sometime in the early first century B.C., a ship went down in the Mediterranean Sea, just off a Greek island named Antikythera. The wreck itself wasn’t unusual. The island was surrounded by jagged rocks, which likely caused many a boat to disappear back then. But there was something different about this one. The boat contained a trove of statues, jewelry 28

11 September 2014 7:06 AM Found, British explorer’s lost ship

London - One of two British ships that vanished while exploring the Arctic around 165 years ago has been found. HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, led by Sir John Franklin, were last seen in the 1840s but one has been located by a Canadian survey vessel. It remains unclear which ship has been found but underwater images show enough to confirm it is one of the pair. Franklin 29