Interviews about History

Interviews on archaeology, anthropology, palaeoanthropology and the history of science...

13 February 2011

Now here’s a question... What colour are dinosaurs? It’s an issue that puzzled palaeontologists since fossils of the...

30 January 2011

To help us understand leprosy, it’s important to look into the past and see what evidence we can find from when and...

17 January 2011

New technique uses infa-red to tell whether rock fragments are man-made or naturally occuring. This useful new...

19 December 2010

We explore the importance of understanding ancient and aboriginal astronomy...

19 December 2010

We visit the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, and discover a collection of Mars Globes and the story they tell...

28 November 2010

In July this year, five devastated a Surrey beauty spot. Fire fighters from three counties tackled the blaze on...

21 November 2010

Brain-boosting drugs raise some interesting ethical questions, ones that we’re likely to need to address more and more...

17 November 2010

An extinct horse found in Pompeii had DNA very different to modern horses. New research has solved this mystery- the...

17 November 2010

In the West we tend to view slim body shape as attractive and a sign of affluence. But how were plump and thin body...

14 November 2010

When American scientists discovered some tree fossils in 2007, they turned out to be 385 million years old. That makes...

07 November 2010

10 years ago, a seminal paper entitled “The Hallmarks of Cancer” was published in the journal Cell, examining the state...