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Callao cave

Mysterious old dwarf found in the Philippines

Scientists from the Australian National University have discovered bones and teeth that could add a new chapter to human history. Although the finds from the Callao cave in the Philippines are scarce, there…

Humans moved mammoths

Japanese scientists revive mammoth cells (and other mammoth news)

Japanese scientists have extracted cell nuclei from the bone marrow of a 28,000-year-old mammoth and inserted them into mouse egg cells. Subsequently, they observed that the cell nuclei showed signs of division, but…

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,…

Vintage Science – Big Dig In Panama

  At was nearly two o’clock in the afternoon, the people gathered on the shore of the Gatun Lake became more and more excited. Everybody was looking at the dam, that seperated the…

Alfred Wallace’s life and times

Science historian Dr John van Wyhe and his fellow researchers at the National University of Singapore have compiled the entire collection of Alfred Russel Wallace’s documented life and discoveries from his scientific travels….

1984

Fashion from the stars

The evolution of music

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

In times of Transit

We’re often told that an event or offer is a “˜once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity, something not  to be missed; and usually that’s just hyperbole. But on June 6 we’ll witness an astronomical event that is…

Earliest evidence of human art

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

Vintage Scientists, part 2

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