In 1903, the remains of a 10,000-year-old man were discovered in the Cheddar Gorge of Somerset, England. Dubbed the “Cheddar Man,” it remains the oldest almost complete skeleton ever found in Britain. Over the years, research has shown that he stood around five-foot-five, he was well-fed and he likely died in his early 20s. Now, as Paul Rincon of the BBC reports, genome analysis has revealed that Cheddar Man had dark brown skin and blue eyes—a discovery that adds to a growing body of research indicating that the evolution of human skin color was far more complex than previously believed.
People’s perception of color changes depending on the season, new research suggests.
In particular, people see yellow differently on a grey day in the middle of winter, compared with how they see it on a summer day with green foliage all around.
Thousands of migrants are living in a makeshift shanty village in the northern French port town of Calais known as “the Jungle.” Night after night hundreds journey from the Jungle toward the nearby Channel Tunnel. The tunnel is a direct route to England, where migrants believe they can have a better life. Many are arrested, and some have died — just how many make it across successfully is unknown.
Hundreds of skeletons from a medieval graveyard have been discovered beneath Cambridge University in England.