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Chuck Berry, pioneering rock'n'roll great, dies at age of 90

The legendary guitarist Chuck Berry, who merged blues and swing into the phenomenon of early rock’n’roll and in the process influenced generations of musicians, died on Saturday aged 90, according to Missouri police.<p>St Charles County police said in a post on Facebook they responded to a medical …

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Ancient burials and artefacts unearthed beneath Lincoln Eastern Bypass site

Archeological excavations ahead of the construction of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass have revealed historically significant burial grounds, high-status …

McLaren delayed by Honda oil system issue

McLaren's opening day of pre-season Formula 1 testing got off to a troubled start on Monday when its new car was stopped with a Honda oil system …

Barcelona F1 test: Vettel on top as Red Bull, McLaren hit trouble

Ferrari set the pace on the first morning of Formula 1 pre-season testing at Barcelona, with Sebastian Vettel outpacing new Mercedes recruit Valtteri …

Gallery: F1 2017 cars on track in Barcelona test

It's the first day of the Formula 1 2017 pre-season testing, and here are all the photos so far...

F1 2017: First impressions trackside

After weeks of anticipation, the 2017 F1 season finally clicked into gear in Barcelona this morning, with the first proper testing day giving us the …

Bill Paxton, star of Aliens, Titanic and Apollo 13, dies at 61

Actor known for hits including James Cameron blockbusters dies after complications following heart surgery, according to statement from family<p>The actor Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61.<p>The star of films including Aliens, Titanic and Apollo 13 died after complications from heart surgery, …

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‘A wrong had finally been righted’: Tribes bury remains of ancient ancestor known as Kennewick Man

In the high desert of the Columbia Plateau, more than 200 people gathered early Saturday to lay the Ancient One to rest, returning his 9,000-year-old …

Thousands of horsemen may have swept into Bronze Age Europe, transforming the local population

Call it an ancient thousand man march. Early Bronze Age men from the vast grasslands of the Eurasian steppe swept into Europe on horseback about 5000 …

3,000-Year-Old Child Footprints Found at Site of Ancient Egyptian Palace

The prints were uncovered at the remains of a large building in the fabled Pi-Ramesse, Egypt's capital during the reign of the King Ramses …

Archaeology

Alonso to decide on F1 future after summer break

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says he will make his decision on whether to continue in Formula 1 after the summer break of the upcoming 2017 …

Tech analysis: Dissecting the new Mercedes W08

Mercedes has been the class of the field for the last three seasons and does not look to be giving up any of its advantage any time soon given the …

Gallery: McLaren MCL32 in full detail

One of this season's most anticipated cars, the McLaren MCL32 has been unveiled at Woking, featuring a very different orange and black livery. Here …

Gallery: F1 Ferrari SF70H in full detail

Is this the car that can fire new life into Ferrari, and challenge Mercedes for the F1 2017 World Championship? Here are all the photos...

Renault target fifth place with launch of the R.S.17

They hope it will allow them to improve dramatically on the ninth place they achieved in last year’s constructors’ championship, when Palmer and then …

Motorsport

Adopting a Mercedes approach key to Renault progress - Bell

Renault's tech chief Bob Bell says following a chassis/engine philosophy similar to Mercedes' approach is crucial for the marque's chances to improve …

Hamilton laments “sad” spectacle of modern F1 cars

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says the lack of sound produced by modern Formula 1 cars has taken away a major aspect that fans …

Hamilton reveals helmet design contest winner

Lewis Hamilton has revealed the helmet design he will use during the 2017 Formula 1 season.<p>The Briton had opened a competition for fans, who had the …

Sauber wins race to run first F1 2017 car on track

Sauber became the first team to run its 2017 Formula 1 car on track when its Ferrari-powered C36 completed a shakedown ahead of pre-season …

Force India explains "unfortunate" VJM10 nose step

Force India has explained that the "unfortunate" steep drop on the nose of its 2017 Formula 1 car is the result of wanting to exploit a restrictive …

Gallery: Mercedes F1 W08 in full detail

It's the car they all have to beat – the Mercedes W08. The latest version of a lineage that's won the last three Formula 1 World Championships. Here …

Italy: Ancient death rituals uncovered in 13,000-year-old painting stones

Palaeolithic Mediterranean people broke pebbles which had been used for painting the dead into pieces, leaving part at the burial site and saving …

35,000 year-old axe to return to Egypt after studies - Ancient Egypt - Heritage

After the completion of archaeological and scientific studies, the Louvein University in Belgium handed over a 35,000 year-old axe to the Egyptian …

Archaeology

Mercedes tipped to have aero advantage in 2017

Former F1 driver Pedro de la Rosa expects Mercedes to retain its advantage this year, as the team's past form gave it the opportunity to start …

Pirelli: Don't blame us if F1 races are boring

Paul Hembery says there will be no point complaining if the move to lower degradation tyres makes Formula 1 grands prix less exciting because Pirelli …

Honda admits new F1 engine concept "very high-risk"

Honda chief Yusuke Hasegawa admits the Japanese manufacturer is taking a "very high risk" with the new concept for its 2017 Formula 1 engine.<p>After a …

Analysis: Is F1 on the verge of a digital revolution?

Formula 1's never-ending technology drive is not restricted to the cars on track, because it includes the way that each and every one of us consumes …

How F1's most feared track has hit the big screen

The theatrical release of The Green Hell brings the Nurburgring Nordschleife, the most feared of Formula 1 tracks, back in the spotlight. Sam Smith …

Gallery: Orange in F1 – it's not only about McLaren

With McLaren going back to its orange roots for 2018, it's not the only F1 team to have used that colour over the years. Plus all those papaya-hued …

FIA ruling on F1 suspension row expected before first test

A ruling from the FIA on the legality of trick suspension systems in Formula 1 is now expected before the first pre-season test, following the latest …