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How Neolithic farming sowed the seeds of modern inequality 10,000 years ago

Most people regard hierarchy in human societies as inevitable, a natural part of who we are. Yet this belief contradicts much of the 200,000-year history of Homo sapiens. In fact, our ancestors have for the most part been “fiercely egalitarian”, intolerant of any form of

Godrej eyes premium appliances’ share at 25% of sales in 3 years

KOLKATA: Godrej Appliances is aiming to grow its share of revenue from premium appliances to 25 per cent over the next three years and is investing Rs 200 crore for it, a top official today said. Premium appliances presently constitute 15 per cent of its sales. “We were

Still modern after all these years … Marlene Dietrich’s ageless charisma

When Marlene Dietrich told the Observer in 1960, “If I dressed for myself, I wouldn’t bother at all,” it was an unexpected confession from one of the world’s enduring symbols of sophistication and style. “Clothes bore me. I’d wear jeans,” the German star continued. Yet from

Elderly couple’s household appliances still work after 50 years

An elderly couple are selling their household appliances that are all over 50 years old – and still functioning. Sydney and Rachel Saunders are 83 and 81 respectively and live in Exeter, Devon. They bought all their appliances when furnishing their house after getting

WORST CASE WE’VE EVER SEEN’Evil mum locked her son, 12, in a bathroom for TWO YEARS and starved him so badly he weighed just two stone when rescued

AN evil mum who locked her 12-year-old son in a bathroom for TWO YEARS has been jailed after her horrific child abuse was finally exposed. Brandy Jaynes, 36, of Toquerville, Utah, starved the boy until he weighed just two stone when he was rescued. Court

Modern humans were in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier than thought, ancient teeth reveal

When Dutch archaeologist D. A. Hooijer first saw a pair of weathered teeth recovered from a remote cave on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, he noted that they were about the right size and shape to belong to modern humans. But in 1948, he