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People who still use old gadgets - BBC News. Fashion is cyclical and technology is no exception - the current trend in gadgetry is for retro-styled pieces that remind us of our childhoods.

People who still use old gadgets - BBC News

But some people have never let them go. Why? Black and white television John Thompson likes watching TV in black and white so much he now plugs his Freeview digital box into a 15in set made in 1949. "I don't miss the colour but sometimes it makes snooker somewhat awkward," he says, adding that his hobby is about "nostalgia" and recognising the achievements of the early television pioneers. As a child growing up near the BBC's Alexandra Palace studios he became fascinated at an early age about what went on inside and by his teens he was mending old tellies at school.

He has 20 black and white TV sets at his home in Enfield, north London, and is one of just 11,500 households still watching black and white sets in the UK, according to TV Licensing. "I thought I'd do for televisions what Battersea does for dogs. " Polaroid camera. Lethal Aggression in Mobile Forager Bands and Implications for the Origins of War. It has been argued that warfare evolved as a component of early human behavior within foraging band societies.

Lethal Aggression in Mobile Forager Bands and Implications for the Origins of War

We investigated lethal aggression in a sample of 21 mobile forager band societies (MFBS) derived systematically from the standard cross-cultural sample. We hypothesized, on the basis of mobile forager ethnography, that most More. Alaska phishing pupils take over classroom computers. 3 May 2013Last updated at 06:54 ET At least 18 students took part in the phishing, according to local media A group of pupils at a middle school in Alaska took control of their classroom computers after phishing for administrator privileges.

Alaska phishing pupils take over classroom computers

They asked teachers at Schoenbar Middle School, for 12 to 13-year-olds, to enter admin names and passwords to accept a false software update, according to reports. The pupils used those details to access and control classmates' PCs. Classmates then complained that their computers were not responding normally. Associated Press said that at least 18 pupils were involved in the phishing, which gave them control over 300 computers allocated for student use at the school in the Alaskan town of Ketchikan. Those computers have now been seized. "I don't believe any hardware issues were compromised," Casey Robinson, the principal, told community radio station Ketchikan FM. He said: "No software issues were compromised.

Neanderthal Fossils Found In Greek Cave Suggest Ancient Humans Crossed Paths In Region. By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/01/2013 08:45 AM EDT on LiveScience A trove of Neanderthal fossils including bones of children and adults, discovered in a cave in Greece hints the area may have been a key crossroad for ancient humans, researchers say.

Neanderthal Fossils Found In Greek Cave Suggest Ancient Humans Crossed Paths In Region

The timing of the fossils suggests Neanderthals and humans may have at least had the opportunity to interact, or cross paths, there, the researchers added. Neanderthals are the closest extinct relatives of modern humans, apparently even occasionally interbreeding with our ancestors. Neanderthals entered Europe before modern humans did, and may have lasted there until about 35,000 years ago, although recent findings have called this date into question. To learn more about the history of ancient humans, scientists have recently focused on Greece. The archaeological deposits of the cave date back to between about 39,000 and 100,000 years ago to the Middle Paleolithic period. Excavation set to shed new light on London's Victorian past.

From a clay smoking pipe to Neolithic flint, a 19th Century garden has been revealing some of its secrets to an archaeological team from London's Kingston University.

Excavation set to shed new light on London's Victorian past

Dr Helen Wickstead spotted an opportunity to delve below the surface of an area of land at the University's Seething Wells hall of residence after looking at historic maps and images of the area alongside the River Thames. Features of southeast European human ancestors influenced by lack of episodic glaciations. A fragment of human lower jaw recovered from a Serbian cave is the oldest human ancestor found in this part of Europe, who probably evolved under different conditions than populations that inhabited more western parts of the continent at the same time, according to research published Feb. 6 in the open access journal PLOS ONE.

Features of southeast European human ancestors influenced by lack of episodic glaciations

The research was carried out by William Jack Rink of McMaster University, Canada, and the international team under the direction of Dušan Mihailović, University of Belgrade, Serbia, and Mirjana Roksandic, University of Winnipeg, Canada. The fossil was found to be at least 397,000 years old and possibly older than 525,000 years old, a time when distinctly Neandertal traits began to appear in Europe. Fossil human traces line to modern Asians. 22 January 2013Last updated at 02:45 ET The person shared a common origin with the ancestors of modern Asians Researchers have been able to trace a line between some of the earliest modern humans to settle in China and people living in the region today.

Fossil human traces line to modern Asians

The evidence comes from DNA extracted from a 40,000-year-old leg bone found in a cave near Beijing. Results show that the person it belonged to was related to the ancestors of present-day Asians and Native Americans. The results are published in the journal PNAS. Humans who looked broadly like present-day people started to appear in the fossil record of Eurasia between 40,000 and 50,000 years ago.

But many questions remain about the genetic relationships between these early modern humans and present-day Homo sapiens populations. For example, some evidence hints at extensive migration into Europe after the last Ice Age.