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Veggie stew on the menu 10,000 years ago

Humans used ceramic pots to cook wild plants more than 10,000 years ago, well before the advent of agriculture.

Food News

Humans have loved chocolate for more than 5,000 years

Ecuadorean discovery pushes back the origins of chocolate from 3,900 years to over 5,000 years.

Design

Head over heels: Celebrating 2,000 years of pleasure and pain

We liked our fancy shoes, even 2,000 years ago.

Science & Technology

Magic spells and human bones from 2,000 years ago found

Dating back some 2,000 years ago, this recent discovery of human bones, amulets and magic spells could tell an interesting story.

Animals

Wolf bone DNA rewrites origin of dogs to 27,000 years ago

A 35,000-year-old wolf bone found in Siberia is helping scientists to pinpoint the beginning of human friendship with dogs.

Science & Technology

Committed 430,000 years ago, the world's oldest murder mystery

Scientists have found a fossilised skull deep inside a Spanish cave that shows tell-tale signs of homicide, making it the oldest murder in the world.

World

Outback axes suggest humans reached Australia 18,000 years earlier than thought

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Axheads and grinding stones from a cave in Australia's far north suggest humans arrived on the continent about 65,000 years ago, or 18,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to research published on Thursday.

World

Australia's drought could be worst in 1,000 years

CANBERRA (Reuters) - The drought gripping Australia could be the worst in 1,000 years, government officials said on Tuesday, as Australia started to draw up emergency plans to secure long-term water supplies to towns and cities.

World

Australia's drought could be worst in 1,000 years

CANBERRA (Reuters) - The drought gripping Australia could be the worst in 1,000 years, government officials said on Tuesday, as Australia started to draw up emergency plans to secure long-term water supplies to towns and cities.

World

Greenhouse gases highest for 800,000 years - study

OSLO (Reuters) - Greenhouse gases are at higher levels in the atmosphere than at any time in at least 800,000 years, according to a study of Antarctic ice on Wednesday that extends evidence that mankind is disrupting the climate.