Archive for May, 2013

A new study has found that 4,500 years ago the genetic markers of the first pan-European culture was suddenly replaced, suggesting a huge turnover in the population that made up the continent. The Bell Beaker culture, which emerged from the Iberian Peninsula around 2800 B.C., may have played a role in this genetic turnover. The Read story

Writing in his notebook about extreme weather conditions, Richard Hall notes: The Terrible, launched in Harwich in 1762, was the fourth of that name (if you include vessels captured from the Spanish and the French, and then re-named). It doesn’t seem to have had a particularly impressive life. It was classified as a ‘third rate ship […] Read story