The United States Library of Congress has published a fascinating online collection of coloured images of Europe, the Middle East and North America taken between around 1890 and 1910.… Continue Reading
Life-sized models of an early modern human resident of the British Isles and his Neanderthal counterpart will be the main talking points of a new Natural History Museum paleoanthropology exhibition.… Continue Reading
Study finds ANOTHER mystery species of ancient human which lived in Asia over 30,000 years ago, and hominid populations interbred with each other more extensively than previously known.… Continue Reading
A new analysis of beef ribs found buried with an elite Egyptian couple has revealed that the meat was prepared as if for eating, then wrapped up and preserved with a rare balm to give it extra flavor.… Continue Reading
A time map created by Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto beautifully illustrates the devastating impact of one of mankind’s most notorious activities on the planet, nuclear weapons testing from the mid-20th century.… Continue Reading
On Halloween 2012 a Connecticut woman came face to face with a skull embedded in the roots of an oak tree toppled by Hurricane Sandy. Researchers chose Halloween 2013 to unveil their findings about the remains.… Continue Reading
The penny-farthing has had a 21st century makeover with the latest polymers and a hidden electric motor. Thomas Stevens would approve – he rode around the world on the original version in the 1880s.… Continue Reading
“Colonel Chester was a genealogist pure and simple. He scorned delights, and lived laborious days amid Parish Registers and dusty wills. No labour was too great so long as it established one new fact.”… Continue Reading
ScotlandsDNA believes that everyone who carries one of 3 variants of the red-hair gene is a direct descendant of the first redhead ever to have it - two variants originating in West Asia around 70,000 years ago, and a younger variant originating in Europe around 30,000 years ago.
Earth’s history and future in a 2 year timeline. The evolution of humans has been astronomically unlikely, and the odds are that our species will blink out of existence, just like all of our closest relatives.
The sad death of actor Charles Durning on Christmas Eve brings into focus the wartime service of the ever dwindling 'greatest generation'. Here is a list, by no means definitive, of 50 notable people who served (with varying degrees of distinction) in uniform in WW2.
It is said that everyone on the planet is just 6 steps away from knowing every one else. Images of history's biggest icons show some very unlikely links, including Elvis Presley and Queen Victoria, and Marilyn Monroe and Rasputin.
The press recently hailed the 'remarkable discovery' by a 12 year-old genealogist that 42 out of 43 US presidents have King John as a common ancestor, but the most remarkable aspect of this story would be the odd one out who isn't descended from him.
From the first appearance of Ice Age artefacts, throughout the art of all civilisations, the human face has been preserved in defiance of space and time. This timeline shows our long fascination with our own image...