History

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.

Neanderthals were disappearing before modern humans arrived

European Neanderthals were already on the verge of extinction 50,000 years ago.

Ancient Sumerians may not have consumed beer

Were they really the world’s first brewers?

Preserving the Magna Carta

There’s a lot of work involved in preserving medieval documents.

Ask Us: Who brought coffee to Europe?

Coffee was already common in the Middle East when it spread to Europe.

Ask Us: Which are the origins of Ontong Java Atoll?

Abel Tasman found the atoll and named it Ontong Java on March 22, 1643.

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