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Did Tales Told Over Firelight Help Our Social And Cultural Evolution?
2014-09-24 03:20:28

After human ancestors controlled fire 400,000 to 1 million years ago, flames not only let them cook food and fend off predators, but also extended their day.

Tribal Courts Can End War In Papua New Guinea
2012-09-28 11:47:50

Traditions stem gunfire after 4,800 die in Enga, Papua New Guinea


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.