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New Study May Explain Why Not All Birds Are Actually Bird-Brained
8th August 2022 | sciencealert.com | Animal Life

Birds’ brains are a bit of a mystery. Despite the small size of their noggins, parrots and corvids show remarkable intelligence, solving some puzzles as well as primates.

The length of Earth’s days has been mysteriously increasing, and scientists don’t know why
8th August 2022 phys.org | Humans, Weird

Atomic clocks, combined with precise astronomical measurements, have revealed that the length of a day is suddenly getting longer, and scientists don’t know why.

Get a garden chair out and enjoy the meteor shower
8th August 2022 | theguardian.com | Humans, Space

The annual Perseids shower lasts more than a month, but will peak this week.

Ancient Egyptian temple to the sun cult uncovered near Cairo
4th August 2022 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a 4,500-year-old temple dedicated to the Egyptian sun god Ra at the site of Abu Ghurab, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) south of Cairo.

Early Bantu speakers crossed through the dense Central African Rainforest 4,000 years ago
3rd August 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

The Bantu Expansion transformed sub-Saharan Africa’s linguistic, economic, and cultural composition. Today, more than 240 million people speak one of the more than 500 Bantu languages.

Ancient ‘Ghost Footprints’ in Utah Are The Find of a Lifetime, Researchers Say
3rd August 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists recently stumbled upon a set of mysterious ‘ghost footprints’ in the salt flats of a Utah desert.

Shape of human brain has barely changed in past 160,000 years
3rd August 2022 | newscientist.com | Ancient, Humans

An analysis of fossils suggests changes in the shape of the braincase during human evolution were linked to alterations in the face, rather than changes in the brain itself

The Rise of Casual Shrooms
2nd August 2022 | vice.com | Humans, Misc.

Once the reserve of hippies and those going on “journeys”, magic mushrooms have evolved into another casual party drug alongside booze or MDMA.

Can artificial intelligence really help us talk to the animals?
2nd August 2022 | theguardian.com | Animal Life, Earth, Tech, Weird

A California-based organisation wants to harness the power of machine learning to decode communication across the entire animal kingdom. But the project has its doubters

New device will investigate Milky Way’s origins
2nd August 2022 | bbc.co.uk | Humans, Space, Tech

Scientists have supercharged one of Earth’s most powerful telescopes with new technology that will reveal how our galaxy formed in unprecedented detail.

 

New Mexico mammoths among best evidence for early humans in North America
2nd August 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

About 37,000 years ago, a mother mammoth and her calf met their end at the hands of human beings.

Crustaceans Discovered ‘Pollinating’ Seaweeds in Scientific First
2nd August 2022 | sciencealert.com | Animal Life, Earth, Humans

The study, conducted by research groups based in France and Chile, is the first to document a seaweed species that depends on small marine crustaceans bespeckled in pollen-like spores to reproduce.

Some of the Most Conservative Corners of Regional Australia Support Legalising Cannabis
31st July 2022 | vice.com | Humans, Misc.

As conservative leaders continue to rail against its legalisation, sentiment among the broader Australian population is shifting—markedly. Now, even the most conservative pockets of regional Australia are warming to the idea.

‘Never seen anything like it’: Impeccably preserved Jurassic fish fossils found on UK farm
31st July 2022 | livescience.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

A farm in England was the unlikely source of a Jurassic jackpot: a treasure trove of 183 million-year-old fossils.

Scientists May Have Found a Key Shift Between The Brains of Humans And Neanderthals
31st July 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans

Scientists experimenting on mice have found evidence that key parts of the modern human brain take more time to develop than those of our long extinct cousin, the Neanderthal.

After death, you’re aware that you’ve died, say scientists
29th July 2022 bigthink.com | Humans, Misc., Weird

Your subjective experience might not end the moment your heart stops, research on near-death experiences suggests.

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