Thousands of people joined druids and pagans who gathered together to celebrate the Winter Solstice at Stonehenge, the shortest day and longest night of the year.
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Wednesday 07 November 2012
The date when stone-age humans first invented the lethal technology of spears and arrows has been set back many thousands of years with the discovery of small stone blades dating to 71,000 years ago.
Thursday 25 October 2012
We've had Alien vs. Predator, Monsters vs. Aliens and Dracula vs. Frankenstein, but what would happen if modern man and his prehistoric ancestor were to square off?
Sunday 21 October 2012
This Sundance-winning fantasy is a cajun-spiced primal stew of a film, until cutesiness creeps in
Friday 05 October 2012
An 11 year-old Russian boy made one of the discoveries of the century when he stumbled across the remains of a 30,000-year-old woolly mammoth, the New Scientist reports.
Saturday 28 July 2012
Men of a certain age (my age) hold this Amicus-produced sci-fi caper from 1975 with affection and as cheap-looking and silly as it undoubtedly is, its still has its pleasures.
Thursday 19 July 2012
Neanderthal man may have preferred domestic chores to a rugged hunter-gatherer lifestyle, researchers have said.
Sunday 15 July 2012
The Giants (84 mins, 15)
Three boys in their early teen years, having been abandoned by their parents, roam the Belgian countryside having both sad and funny misadventures one summer.
Friday 15 June 2012
Cave paintings dated as 15 milliennia older than originally thought, making them Europe's earliest known paintings
Saturday 02 June 2012
Barrier, border, habitat, evergreen history – a rich past dwells inside your humble hedge.
Thursday 17 May 2012
In the 2004 film Night at the Museum, Ben Stiller’s security guard was in for quite a shock when the exhibited T-Rex skeleton sprang to life and began to chase him around the building.
Wednesday 29 February 2012
A giant penguin more than 4ft (1.2m) tall roamed New Zealand about 27 million years ago, according to paleontologists who have reconstructed it from fossil remains.
Sunday 18 December 2011
Discovery reignites debate over transportation of smaller standing stones
Sunday 18 December 2011
Friday 17 June 2011
Sunday 22 May 2011
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
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- 4 San Francisco TV news crew attacked by armed robbers during live broadcast
- 5 Greek debt crisis: The photograph that conveys the despair of Greece's elderly