Meet the in-laws 1

Meet the in-laws
    Not only is the human genome project completed – the mapping of all 24,000 human genes, but scientists have also completely mapped the Neanderthal Genome; from DNA recovered from bones dating back some 38,000 years. The results were surprising and have caused a total re-assessment of one of our closest cousins. Like the ...

‘Well, I’ll be a Monkey’s Uncle!’

‘Well, I’ll be a Monkey’s Uncle!’
There are repeated reports of a human – chimpanzee hybrid, called a humanzee. The first is from the year 1,000 AD when the Benedictine monk, Peter Damien, claimed he saw the monstrous offspring of a woman and an ape. More recently, a circus chimpanzee called Oliver (1958-2012) was touted as such. Oliver was bald with ...

Alma 3

Alma
There are legends of the Alma, a humanoid who ranges from the edge of Siberia to as far south as Kazakhstan and the Caucasus Mountains that lie between the Black and Caspian Seas. The last reliable sighting of one such creature was made by the Russian scientist Alexander Pronin in 1948. In the 19th century, ...

Song and Dance Man

Song and Dance Man
  Glastonbury Music Festival got me thinking… Where does singing and dancing come from? ‘Music makes the people come together’ as the great songstress once said. And it certainly does. Whether listening to a festival or singing in a church choir or even at a football match, the effect is powerful; emotional; spiritual. Songs punctuate ...
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