• Spotlight on air pollution in Europe

    Study identifies the European cities with highest mortality rates.

    Think of air pollution these days and you probably think of China. In 2017 alone air pollution is estimated to have c...

    Earth January 21, 2021
  • The origins of money

    Standardised Bronze Age objects may have acted as ancient currency.

    From cowrie shells to native resources and animals, currency in some shape or form has long been a part of human hist...

    Archaeology January 21, 2021
  • Pilgrims spread leprosy across medieval Europe

    Remains of leprosy sufferer was a well-to-do traveller.

    Leprosy may have hitched a ride across the medieval world via religious pilgrimages. Researchers in the UK used radi...

    Archaeology January 30, 2017