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Researchers find earliest evidence for a microblade adaptation in the Tibetan plateau
13th June 2024 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

A research team led by Prof. Zhang Xiaoling from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, published a paper entitled “The Earliest Evidence for a Microblade Adaptation in the Remote, High Altitude Regions of the Tibetan Plateau” in Science China Earth Sciences.

DNA Analysis Overturns Myths of Maya Empire’s Child Sacrifice Rituals
13th June 2024 | nature.com | Ancient, Humans

According to a new analysis of ancient DNA led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, the chosen victims have something in common.

Webb Telescope reveals asteroid collision in neighboring star system
12th June 2024 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

Astronomers have captured what appears to be a snapshot of a massive collision of giant asteroids in Beta Pictoris, a neighboring star system known for its early age and tumultuous planet-forming activity.

4,000-year-old Greek hilltop site mystifies archaeologists. It could spell trouble for new airport
12th June 2024 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

Greece’s Culture Ministry said Tuesday that the structure is a “unique and extremely interesting find” from Crete’s Minoan civilization, famous for its sumptuous palaces, flamboyant art and enigmatic writing system.

4,000-year-old ‘Seahenge’ in UK was built to ‘extend summer,’ archaeologist suggests
12th June 2024 | livescience.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

A mysterious Bronze Age wooden circle known as “Seahenge” on England’s east coast was built more than 4,000 years ago in an effort to bring back warmer weather during an extreme cold spell, a new study suggests.

Early morning frost spotted on some of Mars’s huge mountains
11th June 2024 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Space

Thin dusting of water ice appears to form overnight in summit craters and evaporate after sunrise, scientists say

Universal equation predicts flapping of birds, insects and ancient flying reptiles
11th June 2024 cosmosmagazine.com | Animal Life, Humans

The universal equation has been shown to accurately predict the flapping frequency of birds, insects and even long-extinct prehistoric creatures like the flying reptiles, pterosaurs. It even translates to the flapping flippers of swimming creatures like whales and penguins. The study is published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.

Earth’s upper atmosphere could hold a missing piece of the universe, new study hints
11th June 2024 | livescience.com | Earth, Humans, Space, Weird

Mysterious dark matter could slosh over our planet like a wave. If it does, it may produce telltale radio waves in Earth’s atmosphere, new theoretical research suggests.

Siberia’s ‘mammoth graveyard’ reveals 800-year human interactions with woolly beasts
11th June 2024 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

In the East Siberian Arctic (>70 °N), there is not only evidence of significant woolly mammoth populations, but also how humans interacted with them, the focus of new research in Quaternary Science Reviews.

Wild Elephants Invent Names For One Another in Surprise Sign of Abstract Thinking
11th June 2024 | sciencealert.com | Animal Life, Earth

Elephants call out to each other using individual names that they invent for their fellow pachyderms, a study said on Monday.

New dating technique more accurately estimates time differences between Paleolithic hearth fires
10th June 2024 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

A new dating technique is used to more accurately estimate time differences between Paleolithic-age hearth fires. In a paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes how their new dating technique works, its accuracy range, and what their findings reveal about Neanderthals living in a river valley in what is now Spain approximately 50,000 years ago.

Psychedelics may reduce death anxiety via panpsychism, study suggests
10th June 2024 | psypost.org | Humans, Misc.

Psychedelic experiences can lead to a reduction in death anxiety, potentially through altering an individual’s metaphysical beliefs, according to new research published in the journal Death Studies.

Neanderthals and humans interbred 47,000 years ago for nearly 7,000 years, research suggests
10th June 2024 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

Neanderthal genes seen in modern humans may have entered our DNA through an interval of interbreeding starting about 47,000 years ago that lasted nearly 7,000 years, new research finds.

There’s a Hidden Water Cycle in The Amazon We Barely Know Anything About
10th June 2024 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Earth’s largest remaining tract of tropical rainforest is kept alive by a complex water cycle that we’re only just beginning to understand. Yet our activities are changing it before we can see the full picture, a new report finds.

MDMA therapy for PTSD rejected by FDA panel
10th June 2024 | nature.com | Humans, Misc.

In a decision that shocked some observers, key advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted that the effectiveness of the party drug MDMA for treating post-traumatic stress disorder is unproven.

“Highly unusual” neutron star signals detected in Western Australia
5th June 2024 cosmosmagazine.com | Humans, Space, Weird

Details of the “highly unusual” neutron star’s discovery is published in Nature Astronomy. There have been more than 3,000 radio-emitting neutron stars discovered.  The newly found star’s spin is well outside what astrophysicists predict of neutron star behaviour.

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