News Desk

Psychedelics have ‘extraordinarily potent’ anti-inflammatory power. Is there a place for them in mainstream medicine?
17th January 2020 geneticliteracyproject.org | Humans, Misc.

Research on psychedelics, which have been profoundly stigmatized, highly restricted, and tragically undeveloped for more than half a century, is stirring back to life….

Johns Hopkins Scientists Give Psychedelics the Serious Treatment
17th January 2020 | scientificamerican.com | Humans, Misc.

The first research center of its kind in the country is bringing renewed rigor to the investigation of the drugs’ therapeutic uses.

In death of dinosaurs, it was all about the asteroid—not volcanoes
17th January 2020 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international, Yale-led team of researchers. It was all about the asteroid.

How the dinosaur-killing asteroid primed Earth for modern life
17th January 2020 | nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Marine die-offs after the impact may have created opportunities for the life that survived around the globe, new data reveal.

New Discovery In Ancient Egyptian Art Reveals a Sophisticated Understanding of the Brain and its Role in Consciousness
17th January 2020 | prweb.com | Ancient, Humans

A significant discovery might forever change our picture of the distant past, and our estimation of how intelligent our ancient ancestors were.

Story of ancient wonder Göbeklitepe to be adapted into opera work
16th January 2020 iadsb.tmgrup.com.tr | Ancient, Humans

Turkey’s State Opera and Ballet will present audiences with the story of the mysterious 12,000-year-old site of Göbeklitepe in an operatic form on Feb. 19.

Active asteroid unveils fireball identity
16th January 2020 phys.org | Space, Tech

April 29, 2017, a fireball flew over Kyoto, Japan. Compared to other fireballs spotted from Earth, it was relatively bright and slow. Now, scientists have determined not only what the fireball was, but also where it came from.

Neanderthals ‘dived in the ocean’ for shellfish
16th January 2020 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

New data suggests that our evolutionary cousins the Neanderthals may have been diving under the ocean for clams. It adds to mounting evidence that the old picture of these ancient people as brutish and unimaginative is wrong.

Infectious disease defenses among ancient hominid contributions to adaptation of modern humans
16th January 2020 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

During the past decade, our human evolutionary tree has turned into something more resembling an unwieldy bush.

In Russia’s Far North, a Lone Group of Neanderthals May Have Been the Last of Their Kind
15th January 2020 | discovermagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

Near the Arctic Circle, a group of Neanderthals may have persisted for thousands of years after the rest of their species disappeared.

800,000 Years Ago, a Meteor Slammed Into Earth. Scientists Just Found the Crater.
15th January 2020 | space.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Space

About 790,000 years ago, a meteor slammed into Earth with such force that the explosion blanketed about 10% of the planet with shiny black lumps of rocky debris.

Scientists use stem cells from frogs to build first living robots
15th January 2020 | theguardian.com | Animal Life, Tech, Weird

Be warned. If the rise of the robots comes to pass, the apocalypse may be a more squelchy affair than science fiction writers have prepared us for.

Our moon is more colorful than you think
15th January 2020 media.mnn.com | Space

Andrew McCarthy, who last year dropped jaws with a stunningly clear composite photo of the moon made up of 50,000 exposures, is back with a more colorful take on our closest celestial neighbor.

7 Billion-Year-Old Stardust Is Oldest Material Found on Earth
15th January 2020 | livescience.com | Ancient, Earth, Space

Scientists recently identified the oldest material on Earth: stardust that’s 7 billion years old, tucked away in a massive, rocky meteorite that struck our planet half a century ago.

Activists Take Steps To Decriminalize Psychedelics In Washington, D.C.
15th January 2020 | marijuanamoment.net | Humans, Misc.

Psychedelics decriminalization could be coming to the nation’s capital, where advocates recently submitted a ballot initiative to make entheogenic substances among the city’s lowest law enforcement priorities.

6 Incredible Facts About the Prehistoric Altamira Cave Paintings
15th January 2020 mymodernmet.com | Ancient, Humans

When we think of what life must have been like in prehistoric times, we don’t often leave much space to consider the art these people may have left behind.

Daily alternative news articles at the GrahamHancock News Desk. Featuring science, alternative history, archaeology, Ancient Egypt, paranormal and much more. Check in daily for updates!