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Proof found of prehistoric cancer
Proof found of prehistoric cancer

Wits University researchers yesterday announced they had found evidence of cancer in 1.7 million-year-old bones.

9 days ago
New giant dinosaur unearthed
New giant dinosaur unearthed

A previously-unknown species of dinosaur has been found in Patagonia, Argentina.

21 days ago
Skeleton’s skull ‘intentionally deformed’
Skeleton’s skull ‘intentionally deformed’

Archeologists have discovered near Mexico's ancient ruins of Teotihuacan the 1 600-year-old skeleton of an upper-class woman.

28 days ago
What famous scientists earned
What famous scientists earned
Opinion

Based on available data, Isaac Newton should have asked for a raise, writes Jesse Green.

47 days ago
The perplexing history of the penis bone
The perplexing history of the penis bone

HUman penises contain no bones, and yet that is not always the case in mammalian history.

50 days ago
500-year-old ship found full of gold coins
500-year-old ship found full of gold coins

An old Portuguese ship has been unearthed in the Namibian desert and is full of gold.

57 days ago
King Tut’s dagger came from outer space
King Tut’s dagger came from outer space

New research suggests that the dagger was shaped out of an ancient meteorite.

58 days ago
Mystery body solved by history
Mystery body solved by history

Police can close their books on a skeleton found on a beach after the bones were discovered to be 2,000 years old.

30 May '16, 08:30am
Caves show off Neanderthal skills
Caves show off Neanderthal skills

Elaborate cave strucutures dating back 176,000 years suggest Neanderthals were a lot more skilled than initially believed.

18 May '16, 09:00am
Second largest asteroid found in Australia
Second largest asteroid found in Australia

The giant asteroid believed to have struck earth 3.4 billion years ago.

12 May '16, 08:35am
Schoolboy finds Mayan city. Or does he?
Schoolboy finds Mayan city. Or does he?

Sceptics say the find by the 15-year-old is not an ancient city but an old corn field.

11 May '16, 10:08am
Rock flake may be from world’s oldest axe
Rock flake may be from world’s oldest axe

Scientists believe that a rock chip may be from a 50,000-year-old axe.

11 May '16, 08:58am
Ancient bubbles offer insight into promordial earth
Ancient bubbles offer insight into promordial earth

Scientists analysing ancient lava bubbles in rock say that earth’s atmosphere was once thinner than it is now.

11 May '16, 08:46am
Reconstructing a 250-million-year-old reptile
Reconstructing a 250-million-year-old reptile

Scientists are busy reconstructing a strange aquatic reptile with a head like a hmmerhead shark.

10 May '16, 09:15am
Unmasking the Man in the Iron Mask
Unmasking the Man in the Iron Mask

US historian believes he has uncovered the true identity of the Man in the Iron Mask.