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How one of Earth`s oldest reefs was formed 550m years ago

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 14:39

A new research has revealed one of these reefs located on dry land in Namibia was built almost 550 million years ago by the first animals to have hard shells.

World`s oldest cat dies at 24

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 16:34

A cat in the UK officially recognised as the world`s oldest after reaching the age of 24 - equivalent to 114 in human years - has died, just weeks after claiming the title.

World`s most ancient woman could be 120-year-old Guatemalan

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 08:48

A Guatemalan woman who used to pick coffee and tend sheep -- and who will turn 121 in November -- could be the world`s oldest by far, a national newspaper reported Tuesday.

World`s oldest man dies in Italy at age 111

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 18:07

The world`s oldest man has died in Italy at the age of 111, just days before celebrating his 112th birthday, Guinness World Records said.

World`s oldest sperm discovered in Australia

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 16:22

Scientists have discovered the world`s oldest and best-preserved sperm from tiny shrimps, measuring a massive 1.3 millimetres and dating back to 17 million years in Australia.

New York City man named world`s oldest at 111

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 05:36

The world`s oldest living man is a 111-year-old scholar of the occult who calls New York City his home.

Britain`s oldest town unearthed

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 16:05

Until now, Thatcham in Buckinghamshire was known as the oldest settlement in Britain but now, archaeologists have unearthed the country`s oldest town that dates back more than 10 millennia to 8,820 BC.

Britain`s oldest town unearthed

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 14:33

Until now, Thatcham in Buckinghamshire was known as the oldest settlement in Britain but now, archaeologists have unearthed the country`s oldest town that dates back more than 10 millennia to 8,820 BC.

Peruvian, 116, stakes claim to oldest-woman crown

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 05:22

A 116-year-old Peruvian living in extreme poverty in the heart of the Andes is in the running to become the oldest person in the world.

`World`s oldest message in a bottle` reaches granddaughter

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 00:06

A message in a bottle tossed in the sea in Germany 101 years ago, believed to be the world`s oldest, has been presented to the sender`s granddaughter, a museum said on Monday.

Scientists find world`s oldest weather report in Egypt?

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 19:48

Scientists suggest that an inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone block from Egypt may be one of the world`s oldest weather reports.

UK siblings with combined age of 855yrs world`s oldest family?

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 16:10

Eleven siblings in the UK with a collective age of an incredible 855 years may be the oldest family in the world.