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Stonehenge, other ancient rock structures may trace their origins to monuments like this
12th February 2019 | sciencemag.org | Ancient, Humans

A new study suggests megaliths in Europe can be traced back to a single hunter-gatherer culture that started nearly 7000 years ago in what is today the Brittany region of northwestern France.

Scientists crack mystery of ancient Chinese pottery found in shipwreck
12th February 2019 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Tech

Researchers have succeeded in pinpointing the exact origins of 700-year-old Chinese pottery items recovered from a shipwreck.

Scientists Are Investigating Building a Space Station Inside a Giant Asteroid
12th February 2019 | sciencealert.com | Space, Tech

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it’s a wild possibility scientists are actually exploring: how to fit a space station inside an asteroid.

Marijuana is an ancient plant, but we’re only beginning to unravel its DNA
9th February 2019 geneticliteracyproject.org | Earth

For farmers and breeders who want to settle scores, DNA-mapping projects will provide more clarity about what’s what in the cannasphere.

Artificial Intelligence Study of Human Genome Finds Unknown Human Ancestor
9th February 2019 | smithsonianmag.com | Ancient, Humans

The genetic footprint of a “ghost population” may match that of a Neanderthal and Denisovan hybrid fossil found in Siberia.

DNA reveals early mating between Asian herders and European farmers
9th February 2019 | sciencenews.org | Ancient, Humans

Hundreds of years before changing the genetic face of Bronze Age Europeans, herders based in western Asia’s steppe grasslands were already mingling and mating with farmers in southeastern Europe.

Space agency ups risk of asteroid-Earth collision
9th February 2019 cosmosmagazine.com | Space

The Near Earth Object Coordination Centre has upped the risk level for one of the 19,563 asteroids and 107 comets listed as passing through the Earth’s neighbourhood.

Humans Are Eating Most of Earth’s Largest Animals to Extinction
9th February 2019 | livescience.com | Animal Life

Beyond being awesome in every sense of the word, these mammoth species are crucial to keeping their respective ecosystems balanced — and about 60 percent of them are hopelessly doomed.

Homo sapiens or Denisovans? Who made stunning cave jewellery and artefacts up to 48,000 years ago?
6th February 2019 siberiantimes.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Eminent Siberian archeologist Professor Mikhail Shunkov challenges Western claims casting doubt on this being the work of ancient Denisovans.

Who peopled South America? New ancient DNA study reveals continent’s first inhabitants
6th February 2019 thebogotapost.com | Ancient, Humans

Around 9,000 years ago Clovis-associated individuals were “almost completely replaced” by a population that now resembles modern day indigenous individuals in South America.

Scientists Have Found Hidden Evidence of Ancient Ice Streams in The African Desert
6th February 2019 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Earth

Once, about 300 million years ago, when southern Africa was joined at South America’s hip, this now arid region was covered in a wide expanse of glaciers.

Metal From Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Kills Cancer Cells When Blasted With Light
6th February 2019 | iflscience.com | Ancient

Iridium, a metal associated with the asteroid that ended the Cretaceous era can act like a stealth bomb, entering the nucleus of a cancer cell.

Britain broke off from Europe 450,000 years ago – and it made us the people we are today
6th February 2019 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Earth, Humans

The defining features of our island shaped our history in ways we might not even understand.

Ancient desert tomb reveals 50 Egyptian mummies including 12 preserved children
5th February 2019 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

The mummies were found inside four nine-metre deep burial chambers in the desert province of Minya, south of Cairo.

Flat Earth rising: meet the people casting aside 2,500 years of science – video
5th February 2019 | theguardian.com | Humans

A YouGov poll indicated that a third of Americans aged 18 to 24 were unsure of the shape of our planet, in spite of scientific proofs from Pythagoras to Nasa.

Women’s brains appear three years younger than men’s
5th February 2019 | sciencedaily.com | Humans

May explain why women more likely to stay mentally sharp in later years.

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