News Desk

Early humans used chopping tools to break animal bones and consume the bone marrow
22nd January 2021 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

Researchers from the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University unraveled the function of flint tools known as “chopping tools,” found at the prehistoric site of Revadim, east of Ashdod.

‘No more broken treaties’: indigenous leaders urge Biden to shut down Dakota Access pipeline
22nd January 2021 | theguardian.com | Earth, Humans

Indigenous leaders and environmentalists are urging Joe Biden to shutdown some of America’s most controversial fossil fuel pipelines, after welcoming his executive order cancelling the Keystone XL (KXL) project.

‘Symbiotic stars’ caught snacking on each other outside the Milky Way
22nd January 2021 | space.com | Space, Weird

Using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, astronomers have identified two pairs of stars beyond the galaxy that are consuming their companions.

Giant sand worm discovery proves truth is stranger than fiction
22nd January 2021 | eurekalert.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Weird

Simon Fraser University researchers have found evidence that large ambush-predatory worms–some as long as two metres–roamed the ocean floor near Taiwan over 20 million years ago.

The Problems with the Government’s New Drug Announcement
22nd January 2021 | vice.com | Humans, Misc.

New cash for the UK’s growing drug problem is welcome. But help for drug users is skewed by the government’s old drug war mantra.

Unique magic mushroom microdosing study to begin in Australia
21st January 2021 newatlas.com | Humans, Misc.

The research promises to be the first exploration of naturalistic psilocybin microdosing in a lab-setting using a cutting-edge neuroimaging technique and a unique kind of trial protocol.

Image from: https://www.needpix.com (Wiki Commons)

The origins of money
21st January 2021 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

From cowrie shells to native resources and animals, currency in some shape or form has long been a part of human history.

Solar Wind Is Strangely Drawn to Earth’s North Pole, And Scientists Don’t Know Why
21st January 2021 | sciencealert.com | Earth, Space, Weird

Likely the most well-known result of the Earth’s magnetic field are the Aurora Borealis and Australis (Northern and Southern Lights).

Earth’s outer shell ballooned during massive growth spurt 3 billion years ago
21st January 2021 | livescience.com | Ancient, Earth

Ancient fragments of Earth’s crust acted as ‘seeds’ for new crust to grow from.

Natural wonder: Wing ‘clap’ solves mystery of butterfly flight
21st January 2021 | bbc.co.uk | Animal Life, Humans

The fluttering flight patterns of butterflies have long inspired poets but baffled scientists.

Lessons from the past
19th January 2021 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

The Anthropocene marks relentless and increasingly grave environmental degradation as the Earth faces tipping points for climate change, biodiversity and survival. To address these ills, scientists say we can learn valuable lessons from the past.

The public’s perception of the harms of magic mushrooms is in line with science — but not with the law
19th January 2021 | psypost.org | Humans, Misc.

New research suggests that the public’s perception of the potential harms of magic mushrooms is not in line with drug laws. The study, which appears in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, found that psilocybin-containing mushrooms are considered less dangerous than alcohol, tobacco, and other substances.

13-foot-long ‘Book of the Dead’ scroll found in burial shaft in Egypt
19th January 2021 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

A funerary temple belonging to Queen Nearit has been discovered in the ancient Egyptian burial ground Saqqara next to the pyramid of her husband, pharaoh Teti, who ruled Egypt from around 2323 B.C. to 2291 B.C.

The Milky Way does the wave
19th January 2021 phys.org | Space

In results announced this week at the 237th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, scientists from the Sloan Digital Sky survey present the most detailed look yet at the warp of our own galaxy.

Mexico archaeologists reveal tale of cannibalism and reprisal from conquest
19th January 2021 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans

A convoy of Spaniards and allies was ritually sacrificed in 1520 at Tecoaque – ‘the place where they ate them’ – before Hernán Cortés wreaked revenge.

Starwatch: Orion’s treats for the naked-eye star watcher
18th January 2021 | theguardian.com | Humans, Space

The mighty constellation of Orion the hunter is one of the greatest sights in the night sky.

Image from:http://deepskycolors.com/astro/JPEG/RBA_Orion_HeadToToes.jpg (Wiki Commons)

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