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Neanderthals lived with us, were like us, then disappeared. A new exhibition investigates our ancient cousins
They existed alongside Homo sapiens for thousands of years. Then, between 30,000 and 40,000 years ago, they vanished, eventually leaving our ancestors as the only human species on Earth. The question of how the Neanderthals lived, how they ...
Prince Harry, giddy after the birth of his son, thanks a Canadian horse
With the baby boy and mother healthy and safe, and the post-birth press conference wrapping up, Prince Harry proceeded to the next logical step: thanking some horses. Harry, flushed with joy after the birth, addressed reporters at Windsor Castle, ...
'The appendix of the skeleton': Why are more and more people born with this useless bone?
There’s a good reason you’ve never heard of the fabella, a tiny bone embedded in the tendon of the knee. The bone, whose name means “little bean,” doesn’t seem to serve any purpose. Not everyone has one, and people do ...
The first 'seasteaders' in rough waters after Thai navy swoops in
Two people are in hiding after the Royal Thai Navy occupied a small structure off the coast of Thailand, in which the couple had been living as part of a movement called “seasteading” — the creation of autonomous homes in ...
Rachel Notley is just the latest female premier to fail to win a second mandate. What's going on?
In Canadian political history, there have only been 11 female premiers and just one has gone on to win a second mandate — which didn’t last long. (And four provinces — New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan — ...
Survival of Notre-Dame’s rose windows a small light in a day of darkness for Paris
On a tragic day, there was little to be thankful for in Paris, but the survival of the Notre Dame cathedral’s three massive rose windows is a victory — or at least a mercy. The windows, which sit in the north, west and south faces of ...