The likelihood of people developing diseases including type two diabetes and Crohn's could be affected by genes inherited from Neanderthals
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Thursday 19 December 2013
The toe holds the clues to the truth about interbreeding between Neanderthals and other human sub-species
Thursday 05 December 2013
The actor's made some ungracious remarks in a recent magazine interview
Architecture needs you! 'Heritage army' enlisted for big survey of England’s 345,000 Grade II listed buildings
Thursday 10 October 2013
English Heritages' annual 'at-risk' survey has found 5,700 listed buildings or sites deemed to be imperilled by neglect or decay, a fall of 131 from the previous year
Monday 15 July 2013
Humans had a sophisticated calendrical system thousands of years earlier than previously thought, according to new research.
Sunday 07 July 2013
A Tigger’s guide to northerners
Friday 17 May 2013
If you have money to throw away and a mind bunged up with prejudices you feel you must share, all you need do these days is contact the advertising department of The Times.
Thursday 04 April 2013
Tony Legge was an outstanding archaeologist who worked especially in zooarchaeology, the study of animal bones from archaeological excavations. He made major contributions to our understanding of prehistoric people's relationships to animals, including the beginnings of herding. His passion for the subject and deep scepticism of colleagues who only knew about animals from books enthused his students, including many adult learners, as he himself had been.
Thursday 21 March 2013
A whizzier version of The Flintstones, this DreamWorks animation concerns a Neanderthal family discovering that there is life beyond their cave.
Tuesday 05 February 2013
A new finding has cast doubt on the theory that ancestors of modern humans interbred with Neanderthals over thousands of years.
Monday 21 January 2013
Professor George Church plans to bring our long-extinct relative back to life using artificial DNA
Saturday 05 January 2013
As the rich world suffers its crisis of excess, we can learn much from peoples who live with little.
Sunday 16 December 2012
Southend United 2 Bradford City 2: Bantams get back to the routine grind with a draw against Southend in League Two
Adele's music owes a debt to Franz Schubert according to new BBC show analysing music 'from the Stone Age to the Digital Age'
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Composer Howard Goodall, who has written and presented the show, says he wants to 'show a straight line that runs through to the present day'
Tuesday 27 November 2012
A police officer admitted saying a black man looked like a monkey but said it had nothing to do with his race and that he was pointing him out during a discussion about evolution, a court heard today.
Friday 16 November 2012
Scientists have found evidence that human ancestors used stone-tipped weapons 200,000 years earlier than once thought, findings that may change notions about the capabilities of prehistoric people.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 2 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 3 Malnourished two-year-old found being breastfed by dog in Chile
- 5 YouTube video shows woman verbally abusing takeaway staff 'because they used green peppers'