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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Wednesday 02 March 2011
Friday 28 January 2011
Jonny is the new alliance between Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake and Euros Childs from Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, and judging by the whimsical bonhomie of songs like "Candyfloss" and "Wich Is Wich", the lyrics are mostly Childs' play.
Tuesday 28 December 2010
Neanderthal cuisine was far more sophisticated than previously thought, according to a new analysis of fossilised teeth.
Friday 03 December 2010
This is one of those books where the cover tells all. It bears a picture of a woman who scrutinises us keenly. She is rough-hewn, dirty and unkempt but obviously intelligent. With a scrub, a hair-do and some clothes, she would not look out of place in a street market, a factory or, indeed, a newspaper office. She is a Neanderthal.
Wednesday 03 November 2010
Early human ancestors were probably more sexually promiscuous than present-day societies if a study of the finger lengths of fossilised bones is to be believed.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Early humans may have begun to move away from a largely meat-eating diet 20,000 years earlier than previously thought. A study of stone-grinding tools at sites in Italy, Russia and the Czech Republic has found evidence that humans were milling flour 30,000 years ago.
Tuesday 05 October 2010
The days of using the term "Neanderthal" as an insult may be on the way out as research published today shows the early humans had a deep-seated sense of compassion.
Sunday 19 September 2010
Fresh tensions at the top of the coalition erupted last night last night as a senior Liberal Democrat branded their Conservative coalition partners "Neanderthals" who had not "arrived in the 21st century".
Wednesday 11 August 2010
Archaeologists have found Britain's earliest house - constructed by Stone Age tribesmen around 11,000 years ago. The discovery is likely to change the way archaeologists view that early period.
Saturday 24 July 2010
Archaeologists in Wiltshire have discovered remarkable evidence of a spectacular party – enjoyed by Neolithic tribesmen 4,500 years ago.
Tuesday 01 June 2010
Archaeologists have discovered a previously unknown epoch in British pre-history when Stone Age hunters re-entered Britain after an absence of up to 90,000 years – because of climatically induced sea-level changes which turned the English Channel into dry land.
Monday 24 May 2010
Years ago, it was common to laugh at the spectacle of pop singers still plying their trade after they had tottered over the threshold of old age and hit a ripe-sounding 40. How quaint that idea of antiquity appears in retrospect, as Mick Jagger and the rest of the Stones – a band with an average age close to 70 – subject the country to a merciless media blitz in connection with the re-release of their album Exile on Main Street.
Friday 21 May 2010
Flemish-Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is known for his collaborations. He's recently worked with Akram Khan, with Shaolin Temple monks, with the sculptor Antony Gormley. Gormley is back for Babel (words): Cherkaoui's multi-cultural cast argue in a mix of languages, framed by steel Gormley shapes that suggest towers or cages.
Monday 10 May 2010
Friday 07 May 2010
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
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