Culture
Thomas Higham, University of Oxford

Two human species shared the same cave

The two human species to which we are most closely related lived close to each other for thousands of years. This has been established by archaeologists from the University of Wollongong in NSW,…

Making a supercomputer with Lego blocks and Raspberry Pi

Father and son developed a step-by-step guide on how to make your own supercomputer.

High Country

It should have taken a week to finish an overland journey across Australia’s alpine region — instead, it took a decade.

Will we be restricted to a vegetarian diet by 2050?

Too much water required to ‘grow’ a steak.

Bilingualism increases mental agility

Bilingual children may have competitive advantages.

Van Gogh could have painted this

Why is the corona hotter than the surface beneath it? Vincent van Gogh’s painting techniques may hold the answer.

The evolution of music

Music can evolve by the process of natural selection, the same way species evolve in the natural world.

Were Neanderthals the earliest cave artists?

  An improved dating method has revealed that cave paintings in Spain are older than previously thought.

The origin of monogamy

Monogamy evolved in humans when low-ranking males changed tack from competing with the higher-ranked rivals to revealing their more caring side to potential suitors.

Earliest evidence of human art

An engraved ceiling predates the famous paintings at the Grotte Chauvet. 

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