Sean Ferrier

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Early men and women were equal, say scientists

Our prehistoric forebears are often portrayed as spear-wielding savages, but the earliest human societies are likely to have been founded on enlightened egalitarian principles, according to scientists.<p>A study has shown that in contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes, men and women tend to have equal …

Anthropology

The demise of the Boeing 747 is a sign of changing flight patterns

Boeing’s most famous plane is much-loved by pilots, but as orders fall, how much longer will we see it in the skies?<p>Dreamed up in another age, the 747 was in the skies before Concorde, before man reached the moon, and when the president of the United States was a child. Boeing’s most famous plane …

5 Monday Actions That Will Immediately Improve Your Finances

Feeling poor on tax day? Here are some tips you can do every Monday that will improve your mood by next April.<p>Every year at this time most people and companies do a reassessment of their finances. A quick look at their assets and liabilities might result in either a big smile or perhaps a grimace. …

Personal Finance

An Excerpt From Masha Gessen’s New Book On The Tsarnaev Brothers

In this excerpt from The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy, journalist Masha Gessen recounts the Boston Marathon bombing’s immediate aftermath through the eyes of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s friends and classmates as they came to realize who was responsible.<p>Over at the University of Massachusetts …

Meet Amy Schumer, the comedian poised to take over the world

It’s Feb. 28, and in the greenroom at Comedy Central’s <i>Night of Too Many Stars</i>, Jon Stewart starts in on some jokes with Paul Rudd. Sarah Silverman …

How disillusionment with Labour in Scotland has turned to raw rage

General election 2015,Scottish National party (SNP),Labour,Politics,Scotland,UK news,Jim Murphy,Douglas Alexander<p>On the campaign trail, Labour activists face anger they say borders on the irrational, with even campaign leader Douglas Alexander likely to lose his seat<p>Labour’s Scottish leader Jim …

Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record with 600km/h test run

Seven-car ‘magnetic levitation’ train hits top speed of 603km/h less than a week after breaking the 2003 record of 581km/h<p>Japan has again demonstrated its prowess in high-speed rail travel with its state-of-the-art maglev train setting a world record of just over 600km/h (373mph), just days after …

High-speed Rail