Irina Slav Articles 202
Irina has a BA in English literature and linguistics from Sofia University and is definitely more partial to the former than the latter. She spent ten years working in the news industry, most of them specialising in business and finance. Convinced that there is much more to life than reporting on financial results and analysing the latest trends in mining or oil, she decided to start freelancing full time, writing on a host of fascinating topics, from gender equality to 3D printing. Although she did two years of Modern History in college, taking a special interest in the Middle East, she is much more interested in ancient civilizations, in how people used to live thousands of years ago, and how far we’ve gone since then. Or maybe not so far. When she’s not writing articles she indulges in her reading addiction, preferably against a music background, writes fantasy short stories, and does jigsaw puzzles with her four-year-old daughter.
Researchers from the University of Cincinnati have discovered two of what are the oldest known parasitic interactions in history, in one case spanning a period of between 200 and 300 million... Read more
A set of fossilised remains discovered during the construction of a landfill in Spain may cause the rewriting of ape and human evolution. The animal to which the bones belonged lived 11.6 mi... Read more
A discovery made just a mile from Stonehenge suggests that hunter-gatherer communities living in Britain towards the end of the Mesolithic were likely to adapt to their surroundings instead... Read more
DNA analysis of two sets of remains discovered in Alaska has suggested that the first inhabitants of the North American continent came from Asia and for a while lived in Beringia, the landma... Read more
The great pyramids of Egypt have long baffled scientists because of their durability and construction precision. Now, with the help of modern scanning technology, researchers hope to at leas... Read more
Why is it that people, unlike almost every other animal, co-operate with individuals they have no immediate genetic relation to? There is a long-held belief that this tendency is somehow rel... Read more