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6,600-year-old gravesites in Poland suggest wealth gap existed earlier than thought
8th August 2020 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

A team of researchers from Sweden, the U.S., Poland and the U.K. has found evidence that suggests the wealth gap in human communities goes back at least 6,600 years.

A new study shows more Americans are dropping acid. Why?
8th August 2020 | theguardian.com | Humans, Misc.
One expert said people might be using psychedelics as a therapeutic mechanism amid abounding bleakness.
Mysterious carvings and evidence of human sacrifice uncovered in ancient city
8th August 2020 | nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Humans

THE STONES DIDN’T give up their secrets easily. For decades, villagers in the dust-blown hills of China’s Loess Plateau believed that the crumbling rock walls near their homes were part of the Great Wall.

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Mystery ancestor mated with ancient humans. And its ‘nested’ DNA was just found.
8th August 2020 cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net | Ancient, Humans

Today’s humans carry the genes of an ancient, unknown ancestor, left there by hominin species intermingling perhaps a million years ago.

Canada Is Allowing Dying People to Do Psychedelic Mushrooms
8th August 2020 | vice.com | Humans, Misc.

Health Minister Patty Hajdu has granted four people with terminal cancer access to psilocybin mushrooms through an exemption to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Neuroimaging study suggests a single dose of ayahuasca produces lasting changes in two important brain networks
4th August 2020 | psypost.org | Earth, Humans, Misc.

Consuming a single dose of the psychedelic brew ayahuasca can result in lasting changes in higher-order cognitive brain networks, according to a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

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Thailand plans to widen medical marijuana production
4th August 2020 uk.reuters.com | Humans, Misc.

Thailand’s cabinet approved amendments on Tuesday to its narcotics act to allow private production and sale of marijuana for medical use, officials said.

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Mushrooms could be a magic cure for depression, if our draconian drug regulations weren’t stuck in the past
4th August 2020 | cityam.com | Humans, Misc.

Home Office red tape is holding back scientists from investigating one of the most promising areas of inquiry: psilocybin.

55 million-year-old owl with ‘murder feet’ unearthed
4th August 2020 | livescience.com | Ancient, Animal Life

This newfound species is one of the earliest known owls.

Early Mars was covered in ice sheets, not flowing rivers: study
4th August 2020 phys.org | Ancient, Space

A large number of the valley networks scarring Mars’s surface were carved by water melting beneath glacial ice, not by free-flowing rivers as previously thought, according to new UBC research published today in Nature Geoscience.

Take a tusk, drill holes, weave a rope – and change the course of history
4th August 2020 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Forty thousand years ago, a stone-age toolmaker carved a curious instrument from mammoth tusk. Twenty centimetres long, the ivory strip has four holes drilled in it, each lined with precisely cut spiral incisions.

Amazon region: Brazil records big increase in fires
4th August 2020 | bbc.co.uk | Animal Life, Earth, Humans

Official figures from Brazil have shown a big increase in the number of fires in the Amazon region in July compared with the same month last year.

Ex-British army officer faces 13 years in Romanian jail over ayahuasca ceremony
1st August 2020 | theguardian.com | Humans, Misc.

A former British army officer is facing up to 13 years’ imprisonment in Romania for facilitating an ayahuasca ceremony in which the hallucinogenic Amazonian healing medicine was consumed by prominent figures, including the former head of the country’s secret police.

Desert Fireball Network scientists find two meteorites in two weeks
1st August 2020 phys.org | Space, Tech

Curtin University researchers have discovered two meteorites in a two week period on the Nullarbor Plain—one freshly fallen and the other from November 2019.

Africa’s medieval golden age
1st August 2020 | historyextra.com | Ancient, Humans

During the Middle Ages, while Europe fought, traded, explored and evolved, Africa was a continent in darkness, ‘without history’ – or so the traditional western narrative runs. In fact, as François-Xavier Fauvelle reveals, it was a shining period in which great African cultures flourished.

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The mysterious case of man who can read letters—but not numbers—exposes roots of consciousness
1st August 2020 | sciencemag.org | Humans, Misc.

In the video, the man sounds creeped out. “This is too strange for words,” he mutters. He’s holding a plate-size, green foam 8. When upright, it looks to him like an incoherent jumble. But when he rotates it 90°, the shape snaps into focus; it looks like “a mask.”

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