Genetic prehistory of Iberia differs from central and northern Europe

Genetic prehistory of Iberia differs from central and northern Europe

IMAGE: El Portalón cave in the Sierra de Atapuerca (northern Spain) contains four millennia of biomolecular prehistory. view more  Credit: Courtesy of Eneko Iriarte (Universidad de Burgos) In a multidisciplinary study published in PNAS, an international team of researchers combined archaeological, genetic and stable isotope data to encapsulate 4000 years of Iberian biomolecular prehistory. The team […]

Skulls show women moved across medieval Europe, not just men

Skulls show women moved across medieval Europe, not just men

Undated photo provided by the State collection for Anthropology and Palaeoanatomy Munich shows strong, intermediate and non-deformed skulls, from left, from the Early Medieval sites Altenerding and Straubing in Bavaria, Germany. Scientists investigating unusual skulls found at dozens of 5th and 6th century burial sites say they appear to provide evidence of long-distance female migration […]

Women in Politics: How does Europe measure up?

Women in Politics: How does Europe measure up?

Gender parity in politics has become a hot topic in recent years. In many countries, women are vastly underrepresented in government: Saudi Arabia is the most famous example, having allowed female politicians to stand for the first time ever in 2015 – almost a century after the first woman, Jeanette Rankin, was elected to Congress […]

Kurdish youth in Germany call for violent protest in Europe

Kurdish youth in Germany call for violent protest in Europe

A leftist Kurdish youth group in Germany has vowed to turn the streets of Europe into “rubble and ash” following a weekend of clashes with police and other demonstrators as well as attacks on Turkish mosques. Kurds in Germany have been protesting Turkey’s military offensive against the Kurdish-held Afrin region in northern Syria since the operation started on January […]

Steve Bannon, Populist Carpetbagger, Takes His Solo Act to Europe

Steve Bannon, Populist Carpetbagger, Takes His Solo Act to Europe

Exiled by his patrons in the United States, Steve Bannon has taken his grand populist vision abroad, traipsing across Europe in a furious bid to insert himself into the powder keg of continental politics. Europe, after all, has been ground zero for the sort of anti-establishment movement that Bannon helped to cultivate at home, before […]

Millions of European Clocks Are Running up to Six Minutes Slow

Millions of European Clocks Are Running up to Six Minutes Slow

Millions of Europeans now have a fail-safe reason for why they were up to six minutes late. cdogblog/CC BY 2.0 A decade ago, the landlocked state of Kosovo declared independence from Serbia. In the years since, 113 UN states have come to recognize this diamond-shaped block, a little smaller than the state of Connecticut, as […]

Uber Eats expands to 100 new cities in Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Uber Eats expands to 100 new cities in Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Uber’s food delivery service Uber Eats is expanding to over 100 cities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, TechCrunch reports. Specifically, the service will launch for the first time in Ireland, Egypt, Kenya, Ukraine, Romania, and the Czech Republic, along with previously announced markets around the globe, a spokesperson confirmed. The service will launch […]

How to save Europe's centre left

How to save Europe's centre left

Across the developed world during the past two decades, stagnant median incomes and growing economic insecurity have led large numbers of people to lose faith in the promise that their children’s lives will be better and more prosperous than theirs. Some countries, however, have resisted these trends better than others. Denmark and the other Scandinavian […]