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Archaeologists believe they may have found the remains of a house where people who built Avebury stone circle may have lived. The three-week Between the Monuments project is researching the daily lives of Neolithic and Bronze Age residents at the Wiltshire site.
Scientists in Israel have discovered how ants co-operate to move big chunks of food back to their nests. They appear to have a mathematically perfect balance between individuality and conformism, the researchers said.
A woman was awarded £164,000 after she was excluded from her mother's will. What drives a parent to disinherit a child? Of all the ways to express disapproval of your offspring, leaving them out of your will is one of the bluntest...
Students at the Open University are going to have their progress monitored by a set of algorithms to spot if they need any extra support. The scheme, developed by the OU, has been designed to observe students' paths through courses and engagement with online learning modules...
One of the last five Northern White Rhino left in the world has died. Nabire, a 31-year-old female, died at the Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic on Monday evening of a ruptured cyst.
Like other serious crypto-anarchist visionaries, the 21-year-old Russian Canadian entrepreneur Vitalik Buterin sees the blockchain—the public ledger underlying bitcoin—as a way to liberate us all from inefficiency, cut out the middleman, and make big government and business
Every July, economists, business leaders, NGOs, and politicians from around the world gather in Aix-en-Provence, France, for the three-day Rencontres Économiques forum, organized by the Cercle des Économistes. This year’s forum focused on the changing nature of work.
Millions of men, women and children around the world are currently victims of human trafficking - bought and sold as commodities into prostitution and forced labour. This trade in people criss-crosses the globe - and it is a lucrative business.
Scientists in Israel have discovered how ants co-operate to move big chunks of food back to their nests. They appear to have a mathematically perfect balance between individuality and conformism, the researchers said.
Windows 10 marks a "new era" for personal computing, Microsoft's chief executive has said. The software, launched globally on Wednesday, is the company's attempt to reverse its fortunes in the mobile industry...
The Afghan Taliban have published a surprise biography of the reclusive Mullah Mohammed Omar, to mark his 19th year as their supreme leader. The 5,000-word biography on their main website clarifies disputed facts about his birth and upbringing.
The Afghan government is investigating new reports that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, a spokesman said. The Taliban has yet to comment on the claim, which was made by top sources within the Afghan administration and intelligence agency.
There’s a bit of a lull in the news from Europe, but the underlying situation is as terrible as ever. Greece is experiencing a slump worse than the Great Depression, and nothing happening now offers hope of recovery.
The creators of Facegloria claim the site has attracted 100,000 members since its launch last month. There are 600 words which are forbidden on the site and an "Amen" button for expressing appreciation for a post...
Scientists have unpicked how the skin of the Texas horned lizard funnels water towards its mouth - and copied the principles in a plastic version. This reptile can collect water from anywhere, including the sand it walks on; the fluid then travels to its mouth through channels between its scales.
It's not the most beautiful dinner to look at and it has a very odd name... but in China the geoduck is an expensive delicacy, so on North America's Pacific coast the race is on to farm them and cash in. The first thing people notice is the shape - it's not nicknamed the King Clam for nothing...
As our phones get more complicated, they use more power and need to be charged more often. Last month, a Broadway show was halted when a man tried to charge his phone to a fake plug on a Broadway stage. We asked readers to name the oddest places they had charged their mobile phones.
Growing emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are threatening the effectiveness of radiocarbon dating, according to new research. The dating method has been used for decades to accurately determine the age of a wide range of artefacts.
Engineers have successfully tested a mobile bridge based on origami that could be deployed in disaster zones. In a test, Mobile Bridge version 4.0 was set up without any foundations by only a few people over the Hongo River in Fukuyama City, Japan. A vehicle travelled easily and safely across it.
He and his family were watching a pod of dolphins when one of them suddenly leapt aboard, says the OC Register. Dirk Frickman described scenes of chaos when the dolphin knocked him over and landed on his wife's legs...

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