Archeology

King Richard III's Genome To Be Sequenced

PA | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

Scientists have announced plans to sequence King Richard III's genomes in an attempt to discover more about the 15th century monarch, including what h...

'Double Coffin' Mystery At Richard III Burial Site

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

The mystery surrounding the burial of Richard III under what became a Leicester car park has deepened yet further, with the discovery of a strange cof...

Why 'Race' Is Fiction

Bonnie Greer | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Politics
Bonnie Greer

We know this: that all art is the product of the modern human brain with its beginnings, over 100,000 years ago, in Africa. There, our species Homo sapiens sapiens evolved before spreading out around the globe to become the most successful animal ever. Those who migrated to the icy lands of Europe encountered Neanderthal people who, having evolved there over such a long period, had probably developed fair skin. The dark skinned, fully modern migrants who interbred with them produced the first figurative art in Europe. They themselves, in turn, gradually became fairer as they adapted to life at higher latitudes. Those are the facts. This is fiction: 'Race'.

LOOK: 600 Year-Old Victims Of Black Death Excavated In London

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK

Carefully laid out skeletons thought to be from a 14th century burial ground have been discovered during work on the London's Crossrail project. Tw...

Exit The Mainframe, Why I've Turned Off And Tuned Out Of Facebook

Harry Deansway | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Comedy
Harry Deansway

So last week I pulled a big lever that deactivated my personal Facebook account. I took the red pill and unplugged myself from the matrix. Sure I'm going to miss staring vacantly at my news feed eight hours a day as amusing pictures of cats and unamusing pictures of peoples babies hone into view.

Planet Appetite: Mayan Ruins and Tropical Beaches in Honduras, Central America

Rupert Parker | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Honduras is very much off the beaten tourist track yet it boasts fantastic Mayan sculptures at Copan and the lush tropical island of Roatan.

Can a gold mine save a village?

Kirk Leech | Posted 30.11.2011 | Home
Kirk Leech

Since antiquity Romania has been home to Europe's richest gold mines but after millennia of drilling much of the easily available gold has gone. As recently as 1989 one in ten of the population relied on gold for their livelihoods; today just 50,000 work the mines.