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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,…

Ancient Roman fortification discovered in Germany

It wasn’t only Asterix who resisted the Roman conquest of Gaul.

High Country

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

In memory of Neil Armstrong

Earliest Mayan calendar goes well beyond 2012

A small room in Xultún indicates that the Mayan calendar goes well beyond 2012.

Understanding Frida Kahlo’s fertility problems

The famous Mexican painter studied medicine in her youth and used that knowledge to paint the different factors that might have affected her ability to procreate.

Has Venice stopped sinking?

New research suggests it hasn’t.

Van Gogh’s sunflowers are genetic mutants

Scientists have revealed the mystery behind the mutations depicted in Vincent van Gogh’s sunflower paintings.

From the archives: Test-tube babies

The first test-tube baby, Louise Joy Brown, was born in 1978.

Evolutionary leap caused by 10 billion humans

A new evolutionary leap will occur by 2100, and Dr Henrik Frystacki tells you why.

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