Our strangest relatives, how we came to know them, and the controversy they caused…
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Myths, Megaliths, Music, and Memory
A recent theory that sheds light on the origins of our art, culture, and those heads on Easter Island…
The Horror of Hateg
Miniature titans, flying monsters and bizarre birds. What life was like on Hateg Island, towards the end of the dinosaurs’ reign.
Giants, Dwarves, and Flightless Birds: Why Island Life Gets So Weird
Isolated and adrift from the rest of the world, evolution on islands often takes strange turns. From giant lizards to pygmy mammoths via sloth lemurs and flightless parrots, discover why life on islands can get seriously strange…
Myths: Historic Reality, Distorted Whispers, or Utter Fiction?
For years we assumed the story of the Trojan War was nothing but fantasy, then we discovered the city itself and we weren’t so sure. Where does mythology begin and history end?
That Time Civilisation Collapsed and Writing Nearly Went Extinct
In 1177 BCE great empires around the Mediterranean crumbled, in a period known as ‘the Bronze Age Collapse’. But what caused all this social upheaval? And are there any parallels to be drawn with our world today?
The First Animal to Walk on Land? It’s Probably Not What You Think It Is…
What was the first animal to walk on land? If you think it looked something like the fish in the image above, then you’re dead wrong!