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Egyptian ritual images from the Neolithic period
28th March 2017 phys.org | Ancient

Egyptologists at the University of Bonn discovered rock art from the 4th millennium BC during an excavation at a necropolis near Aswan in Egypt. The paintings were engraved into the rock in the form of small dots and depict hunting scenes like those found in shamanic depictions. They may represent a link between the Neolithic period and Ancient Egyptian culture.


Alt: Ancient Rock Carvings Depicting Masked People Discovered in Egypt

King Tut’s Grandmom? Huge Alabaster Statue Unearthed Along Nile
28th March 2017 | livescience.com | Ancient

A “unique” carved alabaster statue that may represent King Tut’s grandmother ― Queen Tiye ― has been unearthed on the west bank of Luxor along the Nile River, archaeologists with Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities announced yesterday

4,000-Year-Old Unlooted Tomb Complete with Mummy and Grave Goods Discovered in Egypt
28th March 2017 | ancient-origins.net | Ancient

A Spanish team of archaeologists has unearthed a 4,000-year-old unopened tomb in West Aswan, Egypt. The tomb belongs to the brother of Sarenput II, one of the most dominant and powerful Pharaonic governors of the 12th Dynasty in ancient Egypt.

Palace remains in Mexico point to ancient rise of centralized power
28th March 2017 | sciencenews.org | Ancient

Remnants of a royal palace in southern Mexico, dating to between around 2,300 and 2,100 years ago, come from what must have been one of the Americas’ earliest large, centralized governments, researchers say.

Give workers ‘breathing breaks’ to boost happiness, says expert
28th March 2017 | telegraph.co.uk | Humans

Employees should be allowed ‘breathing breaks’ throughout the day to increase their productivity and happiness, a leading expert has said.

Author and happiness guru Max Strom, who offers lunchtime breathing workshops for office workers in central London, claims that calming the breath can have a huge impact on well-being.

Maintaining an active sex life may lead to improved job satisfaction, engagement in work
28th March 2017 phys.org | Humans

Maintaining a healthy sex life at home boosts employees’ job satisfaction and engagement at the office, underscoring the value of a strong work-life balance, an Oregon State University researcher has found.

Millions of UK workers at risk of being replaced by robots, study says
28th March 2017 | theguardian.com | Tech

More than 10 million UK workers are at high risk of being replaced by robots within 15 years as the automation of routine tasks gathers pace in a new machine age.

A report by the consultancy firm PwC found that 30% of jobs in Britain were potentially under threat from breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI). In some sectors half the jobs could go.


Related: Rise in insecure work means universal basic income needed more than ever, Government told

Meet Sam: Bricklaying robot that builds walls six times faster than a human could put millions out of work
28th March 2017 | dailymail.co.uk | Tech

A robot that can lay bricks six times faster than a builder is set to arrive on building sites in the UK within two years after already starting work in the US.

The Semi-Automated Mason, nicknamed Sam, can lay 3,000 bricks a day, while a builder’s average is 500.

Kurzweil Claims That the Singularity Will Happen by 2045
28th March 2017 futurism.com | Tech

Ray Kurzweil, Google’s Director of Engineering, is a well-known futurist with a high-hitting track record for accurate predictions. Of his 147 predictions since the 1990s, Kurzweil claims an 86 percent accuracy rate. Earlier this week, at the SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, Kurzweil made yet another prediction: the technological singularity will happen sometime in the next 30 years.

Japan takes a big step toward widespread drone delivery service
28th March 2017 | theverge.com | Tech

Japan, perhaps more than any nation on Earth, has a deep history with autonomous drones. Its companies have been using them for decades to assist with agriculture, infrastructure inspection, and construction.


Related: Get Your First Look at Amazon’s New Delivery Drones

Special glasses give people superhuman colour vision
28th March 2017 | newscientist.com | Tech

It’s sometimes practically impossible to tell similar colours apart. Even side by side, they look the same. A special pair of spectacles gives us new power to see more distinct colours, and could one day help to spot counterfeit banknotes or counteract camouflage.

Wi-fi on rays of light: 100 times faster, and never overloaded
28th March 2017 | tue.nl | Tech

Slow wi-fi is a source of irritation that nearly everyone experiences. Wireless devices in the home consume ever more data, and it’s only growing, and congesting the wi-fi network. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology have come up with a surprising solution: a wireless network based on harmless infrared rays. The capacity is not only huge (more than 40Gbit/s per ray) but also there is no need to share since every device gets its own ray of light.

Giant magnetic fields in the universe
28th March 2017 phys.org | Space

Astronomers from Bonn and Tautenburg in Thuringia (Germany) used the 100-m radio telescope at Effelsberg to observe several galaxy clusters. At the edges of these large accumulations of dark matter, stellar systems (galaxies), hot gas, and charged particles, they found magnetic fields that are exceptionally ordered over distances of many million light years. This makes them the most extended magnetic fields in the universe known so far.

Star in closest orbit ever seen around black hole
28th March 2017 phys.org | Space

Astronomers have found evidence of a star that whips around a likely black hole twice an hour. This could be the tightest orbital dance ever seen by a black hole and a companion star in our own Milky Way galaxy.


Alt: Astronomers Just Found a Star Orbiting a Black Hole at 1 Percent the Speed of Light

Gravitational wave kicks monster black hole out of galactic core
28th March 2017 phys.org | Space

Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of a distant galaxy by what could be the awesome power of gravitational waves.

Though there have been several other suspected, similarly booted black holes elsewhere, none has been confirmed so far

Photos Reveal More Than 200 Bright Blue Arctic Lakes Have Started Bubbling With Methane Gas
28th March 2017 | sciencealert.com | Earth

Satellite images have revealed more than 200 strange, bright blue lakes in Russia’s Arctic regions that are bubbling “like jacuzzis” as a result of leaking methane gas.


Related: ‘Going deep’ to measure Earth’s rotational effects

Information Avoidance: How People Select Their Own Reality
27th March 2017 | cmu.edu | Humans

We live in an unprecedented “age of information,” but we use very little of it. Dieters prefer not to look at the calories in their tasty dessert, people at high risk for disease avoid screenings and people choose the news source that aligns with their political ideology.

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