Latest Ben Potter Stories

2011-02-25 06:15:00

The oldest human remains ever discovered in sub-Arctic North America have been unearthed in a newly excavated archaeological site in Alaska, scientists said on Thursday. The skeletal remains appear to be those of a 3-year-old child buried some 11,500 years ago, and could provide rare insight into the burial practices of Ice Age peoples and the lives of early settlers who crossed from Asia to the New World, the scientists said. The remains were discovered in an ancient fire pit within an...

2008-09-11 09:00:25

ARTHUR the white-headed vulture is winging his way to one of the most popular outdoor festivals in the north. With his 6ft wingspan and healthy appetite, Arthur promises to be a popular attraction when he swoops in to Sunday's Guisborough Forest Festival. Now in its fifth year, the event - organised by the Forestry Commission, Redcar and Cleveland Council and the Friends of Guisborough Forest and Walkway - has become the biggest festival of its kind in northern England, with 3,000...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.