iol scitech april 23 Philippines carvings
AFP

‘Preservation is out of the question’

Philippines carvings, believed to date back 5 000 years, in danger of disappearing before mysteries can be solved.

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iol scitech april 22 Stralsund
AFP

Germany recovers astronomer’s book

A 400-year-old book that was dumped by a German public library in a secret sell-off was returned to the city of Stralsund.

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Copy of sa volcano tambora
SLATE

Volcano that changed course of history

After the tsunami and famine came cholera, opium and failed Arctic expeditions.

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