Mini Neanderthal brains grown in U.S. lab

Scientists have successfully grown pea-size versions of Neanderthal brains, an advance that may help better understand the species that went extinct about 40,000 years ago. Cultivating and studying these mini brains may reveal why Neanderthals died out and Homo sapiens went on to conquer much of the planet, researchers said. Genetic differences between Neanderthal and human brains […]

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Dambulla cave temple temporarily closed

The archaeological advisory board of Sri Lanka has decided to temporarily close down the historic Rangiri Dalule Cave temple in Sri Lanka, declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Local and foreign tourists will be closed until the cave complex is re-informed. A sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this cave monastery, with its five […]

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