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Shift in scientific consensus about demise of Neanderthals
4th March 2021 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

It is still unclear how the Neanderthals died out. For long, one theory seemed most likely: the emergence of the highly intelligent Homo sapiens, or modern humans. This competition hypothesis is no longer the dominant theory among scientists, research among archaeologists and anthropologists has shown.

Journey of a skull: How a single human cranium wound up alone in a cave in Italy
4th March 2021 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

A lone cranium in an Italian cave wound up there after being washed away from its original burial site, according to a study published March 3, 2021…

Cuttlefish show self-control, pass ‘marshmallow test’
4th March 2021 | livescience.com | Animal Life

Cephalopods were willing to forgo meals when they knew that waiting meant they would be rewarded with more delicious treats, according to a new study. That makes them the first known invertebrates to show the ability to exert self-control.

Scientists Detect Signs of a Hidden Structure Inside Earth’s Core
4th March 2021 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

While most of us take the ground beneath our feet for granted, written within its complex layers, like pages of a book, is Earth’s history. Our history.

Benefits of microdosing LSD might be placebo effect, study finds
4th March 2021 | theguardian.com | Humans, Misc.

Imperial College London researchers conducted largest placebo-controlled trial of psychedelics

Rio Tinto chairman quits over Aboriginal site damage in Australia
4th March 2021 | aljazeera.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Anglo-Australian mining giant triggered an outcry last year when it blew up the 46,000-year-old rock shelters at Juukan Gorge.

Psilocybin Isn’t the Only Compound in Magic Mushrooms—Here’s What Else There Is
2nd March 2021 doubleblindmag.com | Humans, Misc.

With a growing body of research showing psilocybin as an effective mental health treatment, many journalists reporting on these studies have dubbed the lab-made psilocybin capsules used in scientific research as “synthetic magic mushrooms.” However, does such a simplification ignore the range of potentially psychoactive compounds found in these mushrooms, most of which we currently know little about?

Human origins: ‘Little Foot’ fossil’s big journey out of Africa
2nd March 2021 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

A priceless fossil was briefly brought to a UK research centre in complete secrecy two years ago, in an operation that had more than a touch of the spy novel about it.

Bahamas were settled earlier than believed, settlers dramatically changed landscape
2nd March 2021 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

Humans were present in Florida by 14,000 years ago, and until recently, it was believed the Bahamas—located only a few miles away—were not colonized until about 1,000 years ago

In a Momentous Discovery, Scientists Show Neanderthals Could Produce Human-Like Speech
2nd March 2021 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans

Our Neanderthal cousins had the capacity to both hear and produce the speech sounds of modern humans, a new study has found.

Neanderthal and early modern human stone tool culture co-existed for over 100,000 years
2nd March 2021 | eurekalert.org | Ancient, Humans

Research from the University of Kent’s School of Anthropology and Conservation has discovered that one of the earliest stone tool cultures, known as the Acheulean, likely persisted for tens of thousands of years longer than previously thought.

Image from: José-Manuel Benito Álvarez (Wiki Commons)

Lab-grown ‘mini brains’ suggest one mutation might have rewired the human mind
1st March 2021 sciencex.com | Ancient, Humans

How we humans became what we are today is a question that scientists have been trying to answer for a long time. How did we evolve such advanced cognitive abilities, giving rise to complex language, poetry and rocket science?

Archaeologists find unique ceremonial vehicle near Pompeii
1st March 2021 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans

Well-preserved iron, bronze and tin carriage discovery is ‘without precedent in Italy’.

Recreated Particles of Titan’s Haze Could Help Us Understand How Life Began on Earth
1st March 2021 | sciencealert.com | Humans, Space

Beyond Earth, the general scientific consensus is that the best place to search for evidence of extraterrestrial life is Mars. However, it is by no means the only place.

UK meteor spotted above Midsomer Norton and Bath
1st March 2021 | bbc.co.uk | Humans, Space

Video footage captured on security cameras shows a meteor lighting up the sky above Midsomer Norton and Bath.

Image from: Night sky near Flagstaff (Wiki Commons)

Prisons should trial free cannabis, says UK’s former chief drug adviser
1st March 2021 | theguardian.com | Humans, Misc.

Prof David Nutt supports study into whether move could cut violence and deaths

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