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Ancient Native Americans were among the world’s first coppersmiths
21st March 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

About 8500 years ago, hunter-gatherers living beside Eagle Lake in Wisconsin hammered out a conical, 10-centimeter-long projectile point made of pure copper.

The ancient invention that ignited game play
21st March 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

As the fire dwindles in the hearth, a family picks through the remains of their feast, turning over the bones for any remaining flesh. It is about 3000BC in Skara Brae, a small neolithic settlement on the west coast of Orkney’s Mainland, Scotland.

New research provides evidence that a single dose of psilocybin can boost brain connections
21st March 2021 | | Humans, Misc.

Scientists in Denmark believe the psychedelic substance psilocybin might produce rapid and lasting antidepressant effects in part because it enhances neuroplasticity in the brain.

Meet the swirlon, a new kind of matter that bends the laws of physics
19th March 2021 | | Animal Life, Earth, Humans

Fish school, insects swarm and birds fly in murmurations. Now, new research finds that on the most basic level, this kind of group behavior forms a new kind of active matter, called a swirlonic state.

Arctic was once lush and green, could be again, new research shows
19th March 2021 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

As the Arctic warms much faster than everywhere else on the planet in response to climate change, the findings, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may not only be a glimpse of the past but a snapshot of our potential future.

Australian government backs psychedelic drug clinical trials to treat mental illness
19th March 2021 | | Humans, Misc.

The use of magic mushrooms, ecstasy and other psychedelic drugs to treat mental illnesses, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, may be a step closer in Australia, with clinical trials given a $15m grant.

An Unexpected Hubble Discovery Just Changed Our Understanding of Star Formation
19th March 2021 | | Space, Tech, Weird

New observations from the Hubble Space Telescope show the powerful astrophysical jets and stellar winds that flow from baby stars do not have the expected effect of quenching the stellar growth process. This poses quite a significant conundrum for our models of star formation.

Space oddity Oumuamua probably shard of Pluto-like world, scientists say
19th March 2021 | | Ancient, Space, Weird

Our solar system’s first known interstellar visitor is neither a comet nor asteroid as first suspected and looks nothing like a cigar. A new study says the mystery object is likely a remnant of a Pluto-like world and shaped like a cookie.

Gigantic Stone ‘Tiger Stripes’ Etched Across Ethiopia Pose an Ancient Mystery
18th March 2021 | | Ancient, Earth

If we want to predict our planet’s future under climate change, we must better understand what has happened on Earth before, even hundreds of thousands of years in the past.

Dead Sea scroll fragments and ‘world’s oldest basket’ found in desert cave
18th March 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

Six-millennia-old skeleton of child also unearthed during dig in Judean Desert by Israeli archeologists

For crying out loud: Dutch scientists grow human tear glands
18th March 2021 | | Humans, Misc., Weird

Stop your sobbing – because scientists can do it for you. Using stem cells, Dutch researchers have grown miniature human tear glands capable of “crying”.

Mars: Vast amount of water may be locked up on planet
18th March 2021 | | Ancient, Space

It’s a longstanding mystery: how Mars lost the water that flowed across its surface billions of years ago.

The stories behind Aboriginal star names now recognised by the world’s astronomical body
16th March 2021 | Ancient, Humans, Space

Four stars in the night sky have been formally recognised by their Australian Aboriginal names.

‘Rarest of the rare’ dinosaur fossil found brooding on its eggs
16th March 2021 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

About 70 million years ago, an ostrich-like dinosaur brooding atop a nest of blue-green eggs met its doom, perishing with its nearly-hatched babies in what is now southern China.

Ancient Plants Buried a Mile Under Greenland’s Ice Are a Grim Warning From The Past
16th March 2021 | | Ancient, Earth

The Greenland ice sheet has been there for a long time. As near as we can tell, it could have been extensive as early as 45 million years ago.

Neanderthals helped create early human art, researcher says
16th March 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

When Neanderthals, Denisovans and homo sapiens met one another 50,000 years ago, these archaic and modern humans not only interbred during the thousands of years in which they overlapped, but they exchanged ideas that led to a surge in creativity, according to a leading academic.

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