How dogs became man's best friend — twice over

Jun 3, 2016

How dogs became man's best friend — twice over

Ancient humans made dogs their best friend not once but twice, by domesticating two separate populations of wolves far apart in Europe and Asia. Scientists on Thursday said present-day genomes reveal a deep internal split between dogs from opposite ends of the Eurasian continent. ...

Traditionalists battling to revive Myanmar's ancient chess

May 30, 2016

Traditionalists battling to revive Myanmar's ancient chess

Gripping a monkey-faced chess piece, Thein Zaw swipes his hand across the checkerboard and topples an advancing demon, demonstrating an ancient form of the game that Myanmar traditionalists are battling to revive. “Sittuyin,” as Myanmar’s unique chess is called, is similar to the modern ...

May 27, 2016

Greek archaeologist claims to find Aristotle's tomb

A Greek archaeologist who excavated the birthplace of Aristotle in northern Greece in the 1990s says a destroyed structure he discovered may have been the tomb of the ancient philosopher and teacher of Alexander the Great. Konstantinos Sismanidis concedes that he has “no proof ...