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Bones from a Cheddar Gorge cave show that cannibalism helped Britain's earliest settlers survive the ice age | Science | The ObserverScientists have identified the first humans to recolonise Britain after the last ice age. The country was taken over in a couple of years by individuals who practised cannibalism, they say - a discovery that revolutionises our understanding of the peopling of Britain and the manner in which men and women reached these shores. Research has shown that tribes of hunter-gatherers moved into Britain from Spain and France with extraordinary rapidity when global warming brought an end to the ice age 14,700 years ago and settled in a cavern – known as Gough's Cave – in the Cheddar Gorge in what is now Somerset. From the bones they left behind, scientists have also discovered these people were using sophisticated butchering techniques to strip flesh from the bones of men, women and children. "These people were processing the flesh of humans with exactly the same expertise that they used to process the flesh of animals," said Professor Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London.
The layman is most familiar with MRIs, or magnetic resonance imaging , as a tool used to scan the severity of a brain or bodily injury — or, in more severe circumstances, as a cancer test — but they’re regularly used for research purposes like psych studies, or simply messed around with by bored researchers. Redditor Junglistandy has alerted us to a series of beautiful, animated MRIs of fruits: A pineapple, an orange, and a cluster of bananas. They have to be seen to be believed: Here’s an MRI of a pineapple: And an orange:
In previous lists we have looked at amazing holiday destinations – today we are looking at the bottom ten; these are ten places you don’t want to visit! Having said that, maybe the curious would get a thrill from visiting some of these strange and dangerous places, but for most of us, reading about it is quite enough. Feel free to mention any other contenders for the list in the comments. Great Pacific Garbage Patch
While that tub of ice cream in the back of the freezer may be what you crave when you’re feeling blue, there is a long list of other (healthier!) foods that can cure a grouchy morning or a stressed-out afternoon. We talked to the experts to get the scoop on what to eat to make you feel better no matter what your mood. Stressed: Eat Chocolate
Chances are you sprinkle cinnamon into your morning oatmeal or add a dash of oregano to pizza without giving the spices much thought. But did you know your favorite flavors can actually do your body good? According to Christina Suarez, master herbalist and owner of TheGoodHerbCo.com , while spices are only effective when eaten at least daily, each has its own specific health benefits.
A recycled island could be made using plastic bottles floating in the Pacific say scientist / WHIM Architecture Source: Supplied Solar and wave energy will be used to sustain the island and its 500,000 inhabitants / WHIM Architecture Source: Supplied Designers plan to model the island on the waterways of Venice, Italy / WHIM Architecture Source: Supplied Powered by renewable energy Completely self sufficient Could be home to 500,000 Join us over on Facebook | Twitter An island the size of Hawaii and made entirely from plastic bottles could one day become the hottest postcode on earth, and is part of an incredible environmental vision for a future settlement.
Cleaning LPs with a bottle of wood glue is hardly an intuitive way to get more mileage out of that bottle of glue in your workshop or clean a beloved LP. The results, however, are quite impressive. Over at the music and audio-gear enthusiast site Audio Karma, one industrious user decided to test the old rumors in the audiophile community that you could clean a record with wood glue. The photo above shows a before and after shot of a record he cleaned using the technique.
By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED: 00:03 GMT, 14 November 2010 As a blind Muslim woman, Mona Ramouni has had to make do without a guide dog her whole life. The 28-year-old's strictly religious parents would not allow a dog in the house, considering the animal unclean. But then Miss Ramouni stumbled across a website article about miniature guide horses in April 2008. 'It was something that I never thought about for myself,' she said.