News Desk

Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test fact check: What journalists got wrong about senator’s Native American ancestry
22nd October 2018 | independent.co.uk | Humans

The results – which identified Native American DNA from six to 10 generations ago – were immediately misinterpreted.

While the Elizabeth Warren-DNA news cycle plays out, issues Native Americans actually care about aren’t getting any attention
22nd October 2018 | washingtonpost.com | Humans

Here’s a look at some of the issues Native American leaders told the Fix that they would prefer the national conversation to focus on regarding them.

Elizabeth Warren denies DNA test was a mistake after Native Americans criticise Trump rebuttal
22nd October 2018 | independent.co.uk | Humans

Elizabeth Warren has defended her decision to release a DNA test and political advert asserting she has a distant Native American ancestor – even as the Cherokee Nation condemns her for it.

EGYPTIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD SELLS FOR €1.3 MILLION
22nd October 2018 | hellomonaco.com | Ancient

The complete Book of the Dead for Horwedja, dating from 594-588 B.C and made of papyrus, fetched the largest sum. Complete with 192 chapters, the text is written in hieratic script.

Real-life tomb raiders: Egypt’s $US3 billion smuggling problem
22nd October 2018 | abc.net.au | Ancient, Humans

When authorities seized a diplomatic pouch at the port in Naples, they weren’t expecting to unearth a plot more suited to an Indiana Jones movie.

Asteroid mining might actually be better for the environment
22nd October 2018 | technologyreview.com | Space, Tech

The first study of its environmental impact suggests that extracting resources such as platinum from asteroids might be cleaner than doing so on Earth.

America’s archaeology data keeps disappearing – even though the law says the government is supposed to preserve it
19th October 2018 theconversation.com | Humans

Only a tiny fraction of data is made accessible or preserved for future research, despite agencies’ legal obligations to do so. Severe loss of data is not unusual – it’s the norm.

Insects Are Rapidly Disappearing Around The World, Leaving Scientists Horrified
19th October 2018 | sciencealert.com | Animal Life, Earth

Insects around the world are in a crisis, according to a small but growing number of long-term studies showing dramatic declines in invertebrate populations.

Neuroscientists Have Found a Difference in Human Brain Cells That Could Help Explain Our Unique Intelligence
19th October 2018 | sciencealert.com | Humans

Human brain cells have been found to carry electrical signals in a fashion that could significantly increase the power of individual neurons.

Women Achieved Enormous Power in Ancient Egypt. What They Did With It Is a Warning for Today
19th October 2018 time.com | Ancient, Humans

Strong ancient Egyptian women used their power to help the men around them – to protect them with their ferocity, to shield them from harm, to keep the same system going.

What keeps Native Americans from voting – and what could change this
19th October 2018 | washingtonpost.com | Humans

What, exactly, are the factors that limit turnout in rural areas? What policies might improve turnout for native voters living on reservations?

Here’s Why Canada’s Legalisation of Weed Is Also a Huge Win For Scientists
18th October 2018 | sciencealert.com | Humans

According to scientists, legalisation gives an extraordinary opportunity for researchers who believe the cannabis plant could yield promising new medical treatments.

Canada becomes first major economy to legalise recreational cannabis
18th October 2018 | telegraph.co.uk | Humans

Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister who pledged the change in his 2015 election campaign, tweeted that the policy would take “profits out of the hands of criminals” and protect children.

How Climatic Changes Toppled The Ancient Megacity Of Angkor
18th October 2018 blogs.discovermagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

Researchers have found that abrupt climatic changes and vulnerable infrastructure led to Angkor’s demise – a cautionary tale for modern cities, many of which are already feeling the stress of climate change.

Chinese city ‘plans to launch artificial moon to replace streetlights’
18th October 2018 | theguardian.com | Earth, Humans, Space, Tech, Weird

In Chengdu, there is reportedly an ambitious plan afoot for replacing the city’s streetlights: boosting the glow of the real moon with that of a more powerful fake one.

Elizabeth Warren hits back at Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ jibe by releasing DNA test
16th October 2018 | theguardian.com | Humans

Trump said he doesn’t care about the test, which suggests she has a Native American ancestor, and that she would be ‘very easy’ to beat in 2020.

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