History textbook: Man landed on the moon in 1979

Published on September 28th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

An official history textbook used by thousands of GCSE pupils in the UK states that man landed on the moon in 1979. It also mentions that John F. Kennedy was president in 1960. “You have got ... Read More


Feathered dinosaurs found in China

Published on September 25th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Exceptionally well-preserved fossils of new species of feathered dinosaurs have found in China. The new finds are “indisputably” older than archaeopteryx, the oldest known bird, which scientists claim provides exceptional evidence that birds evolved from dinosaurs. ... Read More


Museums face race to raise cash for Anglo-Saxon hoard

Published on September 25th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Museums hoping to buy the Anglo-Saxon ‘Staffordshire hoard‘ are facing a race against time to raise funds for the purchase. They have just four months to come up with the money from the date valuation is ... Read More


Trove of Roman artifacts found near army construction project

Published on September 25th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists have uncovered 1st-3rd century remnants of a Roman settlement near an army construction project in Wiesbaden, Germany. The team, from nearby Mainz University, discovered a Roman coin, pieces of pottery, roof tiles, decorated bricks and ... Read More


Genetic study reveals Scandinavians’ unexpected ancestors

Published on September 25th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A genetic study of Scandinavians show they are descended from Stone Age immigrants, not the people who lived in the area at the conclusion of the last Ice Age. “The hunter-gatherers who inhabited Scandinavia more than ... Read More


5,000-year-old Venus figurine found in Turkey

Published on September 25th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A 5,000-year-old Venus figurine has been found during an excavation in Çanakkale, Turkey. Some interesting findings have been unearthed during the excavation, Aslan said. “We found a 5,000-year-old Venus figure, which used to represent woman at ... Read More


India’s many distinct peoples spring from two ancient populations

Published on September 24th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

DNA analysis has shown that India’s many distinct peoples sprang from two ancient populations, and inbreeding has led to marked genetic differences amoung the castes. Nick Patterson of the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and colleagues ... Read More

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