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Stonehenge study upends a 100-year-old theory and suggests further discoveries to come
3rd October 2023 | Ancient, Humans

In a paper, “The Stonehenge Altar Stone was probably not sourced from the Old Red Sandstone of the Anglo-Welsh Basin: Time to broaden our geographic and stratigraphic horizons?,” published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, the research team details how newly acquired information is overturning a hundred-year-old theory.

New computer analysis hints volcanism killed the dinosaurs, not an asteroid
2nd October 2023 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

For decades, scientists have vigorously debated whether an asteroid strike or massive volcanic eruptions ended the reign of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago…Now, researchers have devised a new way to identify the true dino killer: Let computers take a crack at it. See the study here.

Europe’s oldest shoe found in Spanish bat cave Published
2nd October 2023 | | Ancient, Humans

Scientists say they have identified Europe’s oldest shoes, sandals woven from grass thought to be around 6,000 years old. They were among a haul of ancient objects discovered in a bat cave in Spain plundered by miners in the 19th Century, but were analysed in a new study.

Discovery of ‘Jumbos’ may herald new astronomical category
2nd October 2023 | | Ancient, Space, Tech, Weird

Dozens of planet-sized objects have been discovered in the Orion Nebula via observations that could herald the existence of a new astronomical category…The objects are too small to be stars, but also defy the conventional definition of a planet because they are not in orbit around a parent star.

Mysterious and ‘beautifully carved’ life-size camel carvings discovered in Saudi Arabian desert
2nd October 2023 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

Life-size carvings of camels have been found in the Saudi Arabian desert, but archaeologists aren’t sure who created them and when….Radiocarbon dating of two trenches and two hearths nearby indicate that the Sahout site was repeatedly occupied between the Pleistocene (2.6 million to 11,700 years ago) and the Middle Holocene (7,000 to 5,000 years ago), according to the study.

Consciousness: why a leading theory has been branded ‘pseudoscience’
2nd October 2023 | Humans, Misc.

Civil war has broken out in the field of consciousness research. More than 100 consciousness researchers have signed a letter accusing one of the most popular scientific theories of consciousness – the integrated information theory – of being pseudoscience. Immediately, several other figures in the field responded by critiquing the letter as poorly reasoned and disproportionate.

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Forget the Visuals—Psychedelic DiPT Makes You Trip On Sound
27th September 2023 | Humans, Misc.

In 1976, Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin was on a roll. The “godfather of psychedelics” had left the Dow Chemical Company, where, after developing the first biodegradable pesticide, he’d been given the freedom to research psychedelic compounds.

New images of 5,000-year-old Highland burial site
27th September 2023 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans

New images have been made of one of Scotland’s most significant prehistoric burial sites. Carn Glas, near Inverness, is thought to date to the Neolithic period and be about 5,000 years old.

Astronomers find abundance of Milky Way–like galaxies in early universe, rewriting cosmic evolution theories
25th September 2023 | Ancient, Space

Galaxies from the early universe are more like our own Milky Way than previously thought, flipping the entire narrative of how scientists think about structure formation in the universe, according to new research.

Hippos in The Desert: Study Reveals Why And When The Sahara Desert Turned Green
25th September 2023 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Our planet has changed a lot over billions of years, from the location of the continents to the makeup of the atmosphere, and a new study looks in detail at the history of the Sahara desert – which wasn’t always an arid wilderness.

We carry DNA from extinct cousins like Neanderthals. Science is now revealing their genetic legacy
25th September 2023 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

More research is showing that we carry genes from other kinds of ancient humans, and their DNA affects our lives today.

Scientists dive deep into Reddit data to decode the mysterious familiarity experienced in DMT trips
24th September 2023 | | Humans, Misc.

A recent study, published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, delves into the mysterious world of DMT (dimethyltryptamine) experiences reported on Reddit. Researchers sought to understand the profound sense of familiarity that some users encounter during DMT-induced experiences and the potential implications of this enigmatic phenomenon.

Bronze Age hexagonal ‘pyramid’ not like anything ‘found before in the Eurasian steppe
24th September 2023 | | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists in Kazakhstan have discovered a 3,800-year-old hexagon-shaped structure that they describe as a “pyramid.” The maze-like structure is not as tall as Egypt’s monuments, but currently stands about 10 feet (3 meters) high and likely served as an elite burial site.

Science paints a new picture of the ancient past, when we mixed and mated with other kinds of humans
24th September 2023 | Ancient, Humans

In recent years, researchers have gained the power to pull DNA from ancient hominins, including our early ancestors and other relatives who walked on two legs. Ancient DNA technology has revolutionized the way we study human history and has quickly taken off, with a constant stream of studies exploring the genes of long-ago people.

Scientists excited to find ocean of one of Jupiter’s moons contains carbon
22nd September 2023 | | Humans, Space

The vast subterranean ocean of Europa, one of Jupiter’s many moons, contains carbon, one of the crucial ingredients for life, scientists have discovered.

Ancient Amazonians intentionally created fertile ‘dark earth’
21st September 2023 | Ancient, Earth, Humans

A study led by researchers at MIT, the University of Florida, and in Brazil aims to settle the debate over dark earth’s origins. The team has pieced together results from soil analyses, ethnographic observations, and interviews with modern Indigenous communities, to show that dark earth was intentionally produced by ancient Amazonians as a way to improve the soil and sustain large and complex societies.

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