Read more about the article Have Billionaire’s Bones Emerged From Melting Glacier?
Karl-Erivan Haub pictured in a screen from undated video. He disappeared while mountaineering on April 7, 2018, near Zermatt, Switzerland. (Newsflash)

Have Billionaire’s Bones Emerged From Melting Glacier?

A melting Swiss glacier has revealed a human skeleton that could be the remains of a missing German billionaire who went out on a hike and never came back. Karl-Erivan Haub, 58, disappeared under mysterious circumstances in April 2018 in Zermatt, Switzerland. Karl-Erivan Haub pictured in a screen from undated…

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Read more about the article Europe’s Oldest Human Named After Pink Floyd
Presentation of the remains of the first European human being found in Atapuerca archaeological site, Burgos, Spain, July 2022. It has been named as Pink Floyd, like the British band. (Fundacion Atapuerca/Newsflash)

Europe’s Oldest Human Named After Pink Floyd

Spanish archaeologists have named the oldest hominid ever found in Europe ‘Pink’ after the legendary English rock band Pink Floyd. Remains of man's ancient ancestor - dating back 1.4 million years - were unearthed in northern Spain earlier this year. Now the team who discovered them - Juan Luis Arsuaga,…

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Read more about the article Veteran Bull’s Mysterious End
Kibo, the male elephant which died in zoo park of Bioparc Valencia, in Valencia, eastern Spain, July 2022. (Bioparc Valencia/Newsflash)

Veteran Bull’s Mysterious End

One of Europe’s oldest African bush elephants has died mysterious aged 44 at his enclosure in a Spanish zoo. Kibo died during the night without any signs that he was ill, baffling his keepers. https://youtu.be/uUp1vdO2RoM Bioparc Valencia/Newsflash His routine was normal in the days leading up to his death and…

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Read more about the article Extraordinary Discovery As Archaeologists Find Jaw Of First European Hominid
Parcial face of hominidus found in the archaeological site of Sima del Elefante, in Atapuerca, Spain, July 2022. (Maria Dolors Guillen-Equipo Inv Atapuerca/Newsflash)

Extraordinary Discovery As Archaeologists Find Jaw Of First European Hominid

Spanish archaeologists have made an astonishing discovery of what they believe is the lower jaw of possibly the oldest hominid ever found in Europe. The amazingly well-preserved body part - estimated to be 1.4 million years old - was discovered at Level TE7 at the Sima del Elefante site in…

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Read more about the article Looted Benin Bronzes Returned By Germany
One of the first two artifacts that were returned to Nigeria representing a memorial head of a king dating back to the 18th century, III C. (Ethnological Museum of the Berlin State Museums, Prussian Cultural Heritage, Martin Franken/Newsflash)

Looted Benin Bronzes Returned By Germany

German authorities have returned the first of a treasure trove of bronzes looted from West Africa during the colonial era. The sculptures - known as the Benin Bronzes - were taken from the Kingdom of Benin in the 19th century while Europe was carving up the continent's treasures. Now the…

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Read more about the article Experts Head To Arctic To Assess Climate Change Impact Amid Record Heatwave
The Polarstern departs from its home port of Bremerhaven for the Arctic. A tug pulls the ship towards the lock. (Nina Machner/Newsflash)

Experts Head To Arctic To Assess Climate Change Impact Amid Record Heatwave

The legendary research vessel and icebreaker Polarstern has left Germany and is heading to the Arctic to assess the impact of climate change amid a record heatwave in Europe. Over the last 40 years, the Arctic's summer sea-ice extent has dropped by a staggering 40 per cent, scientists say, and…

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Read more about the article Britain’s Earliest People Lived On Canterbury Outskirts Up To 620,000 Years Ago, New Study Says
Artist reconstruction of Homo heidelbergensis making a flint hand axe. (Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, Illustration by Gabriel Ugueto/Newsflash)

Britain’s Earliest People Lived On Canterbury Outskirts Up To 620,000 Years Ago, New Study Says

Some of Britain's earliest humans lived on the outskirts of Canterbury in Kent between 560,000 and 620,000 years ago, a groundbreaking new study has revealed. The study, which was led by archaeologists at the University of Cambridge, confirms that Homo heidelbergensis, an ancestor of Neanderthals, occupied southern Britain in this…

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Read more about the article Alien Invader Wasp Threatens North America’s Forests With Females Capable Of Producing 1,000 Offspring
Sirex noctilio, also known as the Sirex woodwasp. (Flora Krivak-Tetley/Newsflash)

Alien Invader Wasp Threatens North America’s Forests With Females Capable Of Producing 1,000 Offspring

A superwasp able to produce 1,000 offspring is threatening vast forests in North America's, a new study has revealed. The Sirex woodwasp lays its eggs on pine trees in a mucus and a fungus that are both deadly to the host. The species - native to Asia, Europe an North…

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Read more about the article New Species Of Bear-Dog Dating Back Millions Of Years Named After Large, One-Eyed Giant
A representation of the newly discovered species of large predators belong to a group of carnivores that could weigh around 320 kilogrames, appeared 36 million years ago before becoming extinct around 7.5 million years ago, found in Sallespisse, France. (Denny Navarra/Newsflash)

New Species Of Bear-Dog Dating Back Millions Of Years Named After Large, One-Eyed Giant

An international team of scientists has identified a new species of ancient predator that was part bear and part dog and roamed Europe millions of years ago. The new genus has been named 'Tartarocyon', a nod to a large, powerful, one-eyed giant from Basque mythology. The international team of experts,…

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Read more about the article Massive Predator Dinosaur Dating Back 125 Million Years Found On Isle Of Wight
An illustration of White Rock spinosaurid by Anthony Hutchings. (UoS, A Hutchings/Newsflash)

Massive Predator Dinosaur Dating Back 125 Million Years Found On Isle Of Wight

Experts in the UK have discovered what could well be Europe's biggest carnivorous dinosaur and largest land predator dating back 125 million years on the Isle of Wight. Palaeontologists at the University of Southampton say the discovery represents what could prove to be Europe's largest known land predator, which measured…

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