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9th-century Anglo-Saxon salve kills MRSA

Published on April 7th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Research conducted on a 9th-century Anglo-Saxon salve for eye infections has found that it kills the modern superbug MRSA. Dr Christina Lee, an Anglo-Saxon expert from the School of English has enlisted the help of microbiologists ... Read More


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Remains of Medieval woman unearthed in Wales

Published on April 7th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A cist grave containing the medieval remains of a woman have been found at a church in northern Wales. Lifting the stone cover, a skeleton – identified by osteologists as a woman in her 60s who ... Read More


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Defleshed Neolithic remains found in Italian cave

Published on April 6th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of 22 Neolithic people whose bones were defleshed have been found in Scaloria Cave in Italy. “[Defleshing] is something which occurs in burial rites around the world but hasn’t been known for prehistoric Europe ... Read More


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Neanderthal ear bones different to modern humans

Published on April 6th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

New research into Neanderthal anatomy has revealed that they had different ear bones than modern humans. Featuring among the remains is a very complete left temporal bone and an auditory ossicle was found inside it: a ... Read More


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Silver coins found in Bulgarian field

Published on April 2nd, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A man plowing a field in Bulgaria unearthed a pot of silver coins from the 16th – 18th centuries. A man has stumbled upon an earthen jar with about 90 silver coins from the 16th-18th century ... Read More


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Bronze Age gold rings found in Wales

Published on April 2nd, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Two ‘lock’ gold rings dating back to the Bronze Age have been found in northeast Wales. The Late Bronze Age hoard of two ‘lock’ gold rings were discovered in the Community of Rosset. The wearer would’ve ... Read More


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Woolly mammoth genes spliced into living cells

Published on April 1st, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Researchers at Harvard University have managed to take genes from the extinct woolly mammoth and splice them into the genome of an Asian elephant. Using a DNA editing tool called CRISPR, the scientists spliced genes for ... Read More


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Anne Frank died a month earlier than thought

Published on April 1st, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Teenage diarist Anne Frank likely died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp one month earlier than previously thought. The new date of her death changes little about the tragic lives of Anne and her ... Read More


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