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THE MARY ROSE
New nanotechnology is being used on the Mary Rose as a way of preserving the Tudor warship. Tiny magnetic particles, a thousandth of the width of a human hair, will capture iron ions in the wood to stop production of an acid that could destroy the ship’s timber.
Scientists examining evidence of brewing at the Neolithic site of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey have claimed that our ancient ancestors enjoyed alcohol more than 10,000 years ago, and believe social drinking played a role in our evolution into larger-brained primates.