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Shepherds were tending sheep in Central Asia at least 8,000 years ago

Shepherds were tending sheep in Central Asia at least 8,000 years ago

Science
April 8 (UPI) -- Neolithic herders were tending flocks of sheep and goats as early as 8,000 years ago on the slopes of Central Asia's mountains. The earliest crops and domesticated livestock originated around 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent of Mesopotamia and the mountains of Western Asia. Advertisement During the millennia that followed, the so-called Neolithic Revolution spread north in Europe and south into Africa and South Asia. However, most researchers estimated it took a few thousand more years for sheep, cattle and goats to make their way to Central Asia. The latest research, published Thursday in the journal Nature Human Behavior, suggests livestock were moving along the trade pathways that would come to form the Silk Road much earlier than previously thought. The retur...
‘Astronauts aren’t just men – we’re astronauts too’

‘Astronauts aren’t just men – we’re astronauts too’

Science
A seven-year-old aspiring astronaut has spent lockdown building and "launching" a homemade rocket into the sky from her Leicester home.Elizabeth treated fans on her social media accounts to a "static fire" of her cardboard rocket from her parents' living room before rolling the rocket out to a launch pad in the garden.Elizabeth shares her favourite experiments on her YouTube channel, which has hundreds of subscribers.Her online fame has also led to opportunities with American-based payload company, Astrobotic, which has offered to take her YouTube sticker to the moon on board their Peregrine lunar lander later this year.Elizabeth's mother, Jennifer, who is originally from Connecticut, said the US space agency's plans to send a woman to the moon were "huge for humanity"."I'm excited to be t...
Meghan tells Oprah there were ‘concerns’ about Archie’s skin colour and she felt suicidal

Meghan tells Oprah there were ‘concerns’ about Archie’s skin colour and she felt suicidal

Entertainment
The Duchess of Sussex says "concerns" were raised about baby Archie's skin colour before he was born and she had suicidal thoughts during her time in the Royal Family.In a two-hour interview aired in the US - Oprah With Meghan And Harry: A Primetime Special, the couple made a series of bombshell claims - including Harry saying Prince Charles had at one point stopped taking his calls, and alleging he had been "trapped" in the royal system, "like the rest of my family". Live updates after Sussexes' Oprah interview Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Meghan told Oprah ...
‘We’re heartbroken’: Download Festival cancelled for second year running

‘We’re heartbroken’: Download Festival cancelled for second year running

Entertainment
The Download Festival has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year running, its "heartbroken" organisers have said.England's roadmap out of lockdown, announced by Boris Johnson last month, makes it impossible for the three-day weekend event to take place between 4 and 6 June, they said. In a statement, organisers said: "Following the announcement of the government's roadmap and despite the extraordinary efforts the NHS have put in to roll out the vaccine, we can sadly now confirm that Download Festival will no longer be taking place this year, but we have exciting news for 2022.Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Image: Iron Maiden will replace System Of A Down in 2022, organisers say "We ...
CCTV shows moment Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and star’s dogs were taken

CCTV shows moment Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and star’s dogs were taken

Entertainment
Graphic video has been released of the moment Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot by attackers who stole the star's pets.WARNING - STORY CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT Ryan Fischer is heard repeatedly screaming: "Oh my God! I've been shot!"He also cries: "Help me!" and "I'm bleeding out from my chest!".The film, given to Associated Press (AP) by what it called "a Hollywood resident", shows Wednesday night's robbery in which three of Lady Gaga's dogs were stolen. Advertisement ...