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A DNA analysis of chicken bones from islands across the Pacific has refuted claims that Polynesians arrived in South America before Columbus
Genghis Khan’s rise was propelled by a temporary run of nice weather, a new study of tree rings in ancient trees in central Mongolia suggests
New study provides evidence that three ancient river systems flowed across the Sahara, suggesting they would have provided a viable route for human migration to the Mediterranean

Festival of flight

Each year, in Bhutan’s remote Phobjikha Valley, thousands of people gather for the Black-Necked Crane Festival, a vibrant show of solidarity aimed at protecting the endangered dancing birds by providing a source of income for local farmers. And it has…

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