Depiction of an ancient human smile
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 22:35

A study on the history of facial expressions has discovered humans developed friendly facial expressions to attract less-aggressive, selected breeding partners, as a result of ‘self-domestication’.

Mythological, demonic Rakshasa (V.R.Murralinath / Adobe Stock)
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 18:33

A new genetic study of 1739 Asian individuals from 219 populations has found that on the Indian sub-continent today Denisovan DNA exists mostly among isolated, tribal communities.

‘The Slave Market’ (1882) by Gustave Boulanger. From her childhood as a slave, Neaera was trained for the life of a Classical Greek courtesan. Source: Public Domain
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 14:00

The ancient worlds of Greece and Rome have perhaps never been as popular as they presently are. There are numerous television series and one-off documentaries covering both “big picture” perspectives and stories of ordinary people.

The lucky man found the buried treasure on a plot of land he bought with lottery winnings. Source: Yahoo
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 17:44

Some people are so lucky. In India, one fortunate man has made an amazing discovery. He recently won a large sum in a local lottery and decided to buy some land from his windfall – and on this plot he found buried treasure. 

An artistic representation of the Yamanasaurus lojaensis. (Jorge González) Some of the fossils of the titanosaur that were found in Loja province, Ecuador. (Federico Kukso/Twitter)
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 14:18

The fossils of a previously unknown titanosaur have been found in Ecuador. The medium to small-sized dinosaur lived 85 million years ago, during the Upper Cretaceous period.

The Battle of the Boyne (Ireland) between James II and William III, July 12, 1690. Source: Scolaire / Public Domain.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 13:48

In the near modern history of Ireland and Scotland, the Jacobite risings played a very important role. In a never-ending struggle for wealth and power, noble monarchs pitted the poor folk of these lands into a conflict that spanned generations.