Rob Lew

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Earliest evidence of humans outside Africa

<b>Scientists say they've found the earliest known evidence of a human presence outside Africa.</b><p>Stone tools discovered in China suggest primitive humans - or a close relative - were in the region as early as 2.12 million years ago.<p>They are about 270,000 years older than the previous earliest evidence, …

Ice Age

Facebook has a giant, Europe-sized legal problem

Europe continues to be a giant pain in Facebook's app.<p>Germany and France this week both hammered Facebook for its data practices, though in different …

Brexit: Government studies handed to MPs amid secrecy row

<b>Parliament is being treated with contempt over the partial release of Brexit documents, Labour has claimed.</b><p>MPs will see for the first time later studies of how the UK's exit will affect 58 sectors of the economy, but certain sections will not be released.<p>Ministers say they are being as "open as …

The wilderness years: how Labour’s left survived to conquer

Corbyn, Abbott and McDonnell were long dismissed as irrelevant radicals. But their formative years on the margins were more important than anyone realised. By Andy Beckett<p>On 25 March 2015, six months before becoming Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn spoke in Westminster about “human rights and security …

Tony Blair

Why Race Is Not a Thing, According to Genetics

Scientists are unlocking the secrets to how we’re all related—to each other and to the species that came before us.<p>Today, scientists routinely map the genomes of the long dead, from Neanderthals to medieval kings. What they’re finding out, says British geneticist Adam Rutherford in <i>A Brief History</i> …

Europe Could See Another Brexit-Like Rupture—Beyond Spain

Some of the great moments of history sneak up on businesspeople. Two years ago, Britain looked to be Europe’s most economically rational country; now …

Did the government intentionally mislead us over its deal with the DUP? | Gina Miller

First article 50, now the DUP ‘bung’: without proper scrutiny, the Tory government is behaving as if it is above the law<p>If there is one thing in short supply in parliament these days, it is people who fret about detail. Margaret Thatcher read every paper in her red box. Robin Cook, too, got the …

Great Britain

At PMQs today, Theresa May failed to answer so many questions that MPs started openly joking about it

Ian Blackford, the SNP Westminster Leader, said it all when he quipped: “I was under the impression that this was questions to the PM.”<p>At PMQs this …

How the aristocracy preserved their power

After democracy finally shunted aside hereditary lords, they found new means to protect their extravagant riches. For all the modern tales of noble poverty and leaking ancestral homes, their private wealth and influence remain phenomenal<p>On 11 January this year, Charlie, the genial 3rd Baron Lyell, …

Elections

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Eye Control, improvements to Edge, Console, and input

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs, with the recently announced Eye Control feature, as well as improvements to Edge, Console, input, and Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG). This is the ninth build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is slated to …

Anglesey's Bryn Celli Ddu tomb 'surrounded by cairns'

<b>A series of late Neolithic and early Bronze Age cairns have been uncovered at Anglesey's 5,000-year-old tomb.</b><p>Bryn Celli Ddu is famous for being aligned to the midsummer sunrise - when a beam of sunlight illuminates the chamber on the longest day of the year.<p>But a new study has discovered the …

Anti-Labour Videos Went Viral After the London Attack

The London terror attack on Saturday night compelled political parties to lay off the vitriol for a few hours. But on social media the gloves stayed …

Norwich bypass: Bronze Age settlement found in roadworks excavation

<b>A "very unusual" Middle Bronze Age settlement has been found by archaeologists working along the route of Norwich's new northern bypass.</b><p>Evidence has been unearthed in Horsford including artefacts such as pottery, flint and a complete spindle wheel.<p>Oxford Archaeology East said the network of fields …

Wavy Greenland rock features 'are oldest fossils'

<b>Some of the world’s earliest life forms may have been captured in squiggles found in ancient rocks from Greenland.</b><p>The rocks were part of the seafloor 3.7 billion years ago, and the wavy lines, just a few centimetres across, would be remnants of primordial microbial colonies called stromatolites.<p>The …

DNA shows that horse's 'funny walk originated in York'

<b>The speedy, almost comical horse step known as an ambling gait originated in England in the middle of the Ninth Century, scientists say.</b><p>The gait, which makes horses comfortable to ride on long journeys, is an inherited trait that springs from a single genetic mutation.<p>According to this new …

Rocks tell story of China's great flood

<b>Geologists have found evidence for an ancient megaflood which they say is a good match for the mythical deluge at the dawn of China's first dynasty.</b><p>The legend of Emperor Yu states that he tamed the flooded Yellow River by dredging and redirecting its channels, thereby laying the foundations for the …

Last woolly mammoths 'died of thirst'

<b>One of the last known groups of woolly mammoths died out because of a lack of drinking water, scientists believe.</b><p>The Ice Age beasts were living on a remote island off the coast of Alaska, and scientists have dated their demise to about 5,600 years ago.<p>They believe that a warming climate caused …

Cancer found in ancient human ancestor's foot

<b>The earliest evidence of cancer in the human fossil record has been discovered in a cave in South Africa, an international team of scientists say.</b><p>The aggressive tumour was found in a 1.7 million-year-old toe from an ancient human ancestor.<p>The toe belonged to one of the early hominins, either <i>Homo</i> …

'Britain's Pompeii' to be 'backfilled'

<b>The site of a Bronze Age village dubbed "Britain's Pompeii" is poised to be backfilled and returned to quarry use.</b><p>Archaeologists say the 10-month dig at Must Farm in Whittlesey has transformed their knowledge of Bronze Age Britain.<p>Evidence of fine fabric-making, varied diets and vast trading …

First farmers had diverse origins, DNA shows

<b>Analysis of DNA from some of the world's first farmers shows that they had surprisingly diverse origins.</b><p>Researchers compared the genomes of ancient Neolithic skeletons from across the Near East, where farming began.<p>The results shed light on a debate over whether farming spread out from a single …

Ancient birds' wings preserved in amber

<b>Two wings from birds that lived alongside the dinosaurs have been found preserved in amber.</b><p>The "spectacular" finds from Myanmar are from baby birds that got trapped in the sticky sap of a tropical forest 99 million years ago.<p>Exquisite detail has been preserved in the feathers, including traces of …

'Britons, vote in our name': UK referendum dominates continental front pages

From Bild’s pledge to recognise that 1966 World Cup goal to Belgium’s Le Soir’s call to ‘stay with us’, the referendum is headline news across the EU<p>Germany’s Bild newspaper promised on Thursday that Germans would not hog hotel sunloungers and would make key concessions to the England football team …

Europe

Petra, Jordan: Huge monument found 'hiding in plain sight'

<b>A huge monument has been discovered buried under the sands at the Petra World Heritage site in southern Jordan.</b><p>Archaeologists used satellite images, drone photography and ground surveys to locate the find, according to the study published in the American Schools of Oriental Research.<p>The large …

Hobbit find shows tiny humans shrank 'rapidly'

<b>Scientists have discovered the 700,000-year-old ancestor of the tiny primitive human known as "the Hobbit".</b><p>Its fossils indicate that the normal-sized primitive humans who first set foot on the Indonesian island of Flores shrank "rapidly" to become Hobbit-sized.<p>The remains are of at least one adult …

Chicxulub 'dinosaur' crater drill project declared a success

<b>The effort to drill into the Chicxulub Crater off the coast of Mexico has been declared an outstanding success.</b><p>A UK/US-led team has spent the past seven weeks coring into the deep bowl cut out of the Earth's surface 66 million years ago by the asteroid that hastened the end of the dinosaurs.<p>Rocks …

Neanderthal stone ring structures found in French cave

<b>Researchers investigating a cave in France have identified mysterious stone rings that were probably built by Neanderthals.</b><p>The discovery provides yet more evidence that we may have underestimated the capabilities of our evolutionary cousins.<p>The structures were made from hundreds of stalagmites, the …

Mastodon meal scraps revise US prehistory

<b>Stone tools and bones from a butchered mastodon, found at the bottom of a river in Florida, are shaking up the known history of humans in the region.</b><p>A four-year investigation of the site has firmly concluded that humans lived there and, in particular, made a meal of a mastodon 14,550 years ago.<p>This …

DNA secrets of Ice Age Europe unlocked

<b>A study of DNA from ancient human bones has helped unlock the secrets of Europe's Ice Age inhabitants.</b><p>Researchers analysed the genomes of 51 individuals who lived between 45,000 years ago and 7,000 years ago.<p>The results reveal details about the biology of these early inhabitants, such as skin and …

New evidence of Viking life in America?

<b>A new discovery has revealed that the Vikings may have travelled hundreds of miles further into North America than previously thought. It's well known that they reached the tip of the continent more than 1,000 years ago, but the full extent of their exploration has remained a mystery, writes</b> …

Ancient DNA identifies 'early Neanderthals'

<b>The oldest "nuclear DNA" from a human has identified some early representatives of the Neanderthal lineage.</b><p>The well-preserved ancient remains from the "Pit of Bones" site in Spain have been known for more than three decades.<p>They are about 400,000 years old, but their relationships to Neanderthals …