Shelia Martin Linder

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DNA Reveals Mysterious Human Cousin With Huge Teeth

A new genetic analysis suggests that the recently discovered Denisovans lived in Eurasia for millennia.<p>The analysis of a fossil tooth from Siberia reveals that a mysterious people known as Denisovans, discovered a mere five years ago, persisted for tens of thousands of years alongside modern humans …

Dream-Like Autumn Forests By Czech Photographer Janek Sedlář

Janek Sedlar is a young self-taught photographer from the Czech Republic whose speciality is landscape photography with a surreal twist. He became a …

Mars 'mystery solved': has Nasa found water flowing on the Red Planet?

Has Nasa found life on Mars? Speculation mounts ahead of press conference to unveil "a major science finding"<p>Nasa is preparing to unveil a "major science finding" from its Mars exploration programme, amid speculation it could have found water flowing on the Red Planet.<p>The space agency has scheduled …

European Space Agency

7 Ancient Mysteries Archaeologists Will Solve This Century

National Geographic archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert predicts the amazing finds we may make in the 21st century.<p>When the National Geographic Society awarded its first archaeology grant to Hiram Bingham in 1912, the archaeologist headed off to Machu Picchu with one of the most advanced pieces of …

What's It Like To Be A Dictator's Kid? 'They're All Marked,' Author Says

The children of admired, famous people can have a tough time becoming their own person despite — and even because of — all of their advantages. But what does life hold for the sons and daughters of tyrants and dictators whose very names become synonyms for evil? Does the name they bear sentence …

World History
Breast Cancer

Drug mentioned by Hippocrates may reverse Alzheimer's memory loss

Salsalate is already used for arthritis but it could bring back memories of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease<p>One of the world’s oldest drugs which was first mentioned by Hippocrates in the 5th Century BC could help restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients, scientists hope.<p>Salsalate, which …

Remembrance Day

Ancient finds, modern laws: U.S. investigates doctor over 30,000 artifacts

In one photograph, Dr. Jonathan Bourne crouches over an ancient wooden bow sticking out of a melting glacier in the High Sierra. In another picture, he is digging the bow out of the ice with a rock.<p>The photos of Bourne, an anesthesiologist at Mammoth Hospital, appeared on a hiking-club website — …

Forests

Skeletons found near Durham cathedral were Oliver Cromwell's prisoners

Skeletons found in two mass graves next to Durham cathedral have been revealed to be the remains of Scottish soldiers taken prisoner on the orders of Oliver Cromwell in one of the bloodiest battles of the 17th-century civil wars.<p>Archaeologists at Durham University on Wednesday published the results …

Archaeology

Mystery of the Rhynie Man

Archaeologists aim to unravel the mystery of the Rhynie Man, a Pictish symbol stone from the 5th centuryWhen a farmer ploughing an Aberdeenshire …

Archaeology