Kristi Straw

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DNA from 4,500-year-old Ethiopian reveals surprise about ancestry of Africans

DNA from a man who lived in Ethiopia about 4,500 years ago is prompting scientists to rethink the history of human migration in Africa.<p>Until now, the conventional wisdom had been that the first groups of modern humans left Africa roughly 70,000 years ago, stopping in the Middle East en route to …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

The doubting monk: atheism in the Middle Ages

Earlier this week I attended a workshop in Glasgow on atheism, organised by Callum Brown. Present were a number of modernists and early modernists, …

Berg: Lyric Suite; Wellesz: Sonnets CD review - emotional directness and technical assurance

Alban Berg’s Lyric Suite has always seemed an intensely personal work, a string quartet larded with autobiographical allusions, which appeared the most likely explanation for the quotations from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony that it explicitly includes. But it was not …

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Double Medieval child burial, one Pagan, one Christian, mystifies German researchers

Archaeologists say the circumstances of the death and double burial of two little children who died in Medieval Frankfurt, Germany, will probably …

A Storm Blew Over a 215-Year-Old Tree and Unearthed a Medieval Mystery

Sligo-Leitrim Archaeological Services in Ireland was founded just this month and it’s calling its first project “an interesting one.”<p>A storm blew over a 215-year-old beech tree, unearthing more than just the root system. Along with the tree, embedded in the dirt and tangled with the roots was part …

Malaysia: Archaeologists find ancient shipwrecks that could rewrite Southeast Asian history

Ancient shipwrecks have been found in the state of Kedah in Malaysia which indicate that there could be a civilisation older than that of ninth …

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

Ring discovered in Viking-era grave has Arabic inscription

A silver ring from a Viking-era grave in Birka, Sweden, has a distinctive history: it is the first ring with Arabic inscription from that era found …

Anglo-Saxon hall found in Kent is 'tip of the iceberg'

An Anglo-Saxon feasting hall unearthed beneath a village green in Kent could represent the "tip of the iceberg", according to archaeologists who believe it lies amid an entire complex of ancient buildings.<p>The rare 7th to 9th century hall, which would have accommodated up to 60 people during royal …