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Beautiful Skull Spurs Debate on Human History

A 1.8-million-year-old skull blends features of a number of early human species.<p><b>A newly discovered skull, some 1.8 million years old, has rekindled debate over the identity of humanity's ancient ancestors. Uncovered at the Dmanisi site in the Caucasus in Georgia, "Skull 5" represents the most</b> …

Spectacular fossilised skull of ancient human is forcing scientists to rethink radically the story of evolution http://gu.com/p/3jjcm/tw Experts believe the skull is one of the most important fossil finds to date, but it has proved as controversial as it is stunning. Analysis of the skull and other remains at Dmanisi suggests that scientists have been too ready to name separate species of human ancestors in Africa. Many of those species may now have to be wiped from the textbooks. Photograph: Georgian National Museum

Giant Deep-Sea Oarfish Found off California Coast

Wildlife<p>This giant oarfish was found dead off Catalina Island Sunday. Photo: CIMI<p><i>Updated on October 16, 2013 at 11 am.</i><p>A deep-sea creature that is rarely seen, and was likely the inspiration for sea serpent tales among mariners of yore, has resurfaced.<p>On Sunday, staff of the Catalina Island Marine …

Why Rory McIlroy cannot wait for 2013 to end http://gu.com/p/3jgyc/fb Things can only get better for the Northern Irishman, who has slipped to No6 in the world and is currently the subject of a bitter battle in a Dublin courtroom

Mass evacuations as Cyclone Phailin strikes eastern India

Cyclone Phailin has struck the coast of India after sweeping across the Bay of Bengal, bringing some gusts of wind of over 300 kilometres an hour.<p>The sea is expected to rise by three or four metres, with predictions that the storm will be the worst the region has seen in over a decade.<p>Mass …

Tourist hordes threaten Verona's Juliet statue

Thanks to the attentions of both the Romans and William Shakespeare, Verona is a must-see for any tourist attempting a grand tour of Italy.<p>But in recent days two of its most popular sites – an almost 2,000-year-old amphitheatre and a rather more recent statue of the Bard's Juliet – have been the …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Take A Look Inside NASA In The '50s

Here's what the beginning of the Space Age looked like.

Space Exploration

Ospreys 9 Leinster 19: match report

Read a full match report of the Heineken Cup game between Ospreys and Leinster at Liberty Stadium on Saturday Oct 12 2013.<p>The Ospreys came into this, their first European encounter with Leinster, rather proud of their recent record against the Irishmen having twice denied them league titles. But …

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