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14 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.

17 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.

24 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.

25 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.

28 days ago
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.

40 days ago
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.

46 days ago
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.

47 days ago
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.

47 days ago
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.

47 days ago
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.

48 days ago
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.

52 days ago
Ice Age Game of Thrones
Ice Age Game of Thrones

New studies into DNA now show that Ice Age Europe was a hotbed of change.

59 days ago
Next-level data storage: DNA
Next-level data storage: DNA

Microsoft is testing a concept to store data inside the human genome which could be the most cost-effective storage method.

59 days ago
Do lizards dream of insects?
Do lizards dream of insects?

Scientists have discovered that cold-blooded animals like lizards can experience deep sleep and could have dreams.

59 days ago
Worms key to cut spread of HIV?
Worms key to cut spread of HIV?

Researchers have discovered that parasitic flatworms that cause schistosomiasis could slow the spread of HIV.