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How Indigenous Oral Tradition Is Guiding Archaeology and Uncovering Climate History in Alaska
9th February 2021 | discovermagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

Scientific research and indigenous oral traditions have long been separated. But increased interaction is bringing new insight into the past.

Story of human evolution gets another rewrite with DNA analysis of Chinese teeth
9th February 2021 edition.cnn.com | Ancient, Humans

Experts hailed the discovery in 2015 as “stunning” — 47 teeth found in a cave in southern China dated back to 80,0000 to 120,000 years ago, challenging widely accepted ideas about human evolution.

Gut stubborn
8th February 2021 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

Some useful human microorganisms have long, long histories.

Cambridge Decriminalizes Psychedelics
8th February 2021 doubleblindmag.com | Humans, Misc.

On Wednesday (February 3), Cambridge became the second city in Massachusetts to decriminalize natural psychedelics, such as ibogaine, ayahuasca, and psilocybin mushrooms.

Six Alien Planets Have Been Found Locked in a Rare, Complex Orbital Dance
8th February 2021 | sciencealert.com | Space

A planetary system 200 light-years away has been found locked in a rare orbital dance.

Did the Amazon female warriors from Greek mythology really exist?
8th February 2021 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

Were the Amazons of ancient Greek mythology — fierce female warriors said to have roamed a vast area around the Black Sea known as Scythia — real?

Archaeologists unearth bronze age graves at Stonehenge tunnel site
8th February 2021 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans

Bronze age graves, neolithic pottery and the vestiges of a mysterious C-shaped enclosure that might have been a prehistoric industrial area are among the finds unearthed by archaeologists who have carried out preliminary work on the site of the proposed new road tunnel at Stonehenge.

Vast ‘Belts’ Around Earth Accelerate Particles Close to Light Speed, And Now We Know How
6th February 2021 | sciencealert.com | Earth, Humans, Space

When you look up at the sky, the region of space around Earth may look as clear as a song, but there’s a heck of a lot going on out there that we can’t see.

Greek gods and ancient mortals ‘resurrected’ in terracotta figurines discovered in Turkey
6th February 2021 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists have discovered dozens of terracotta figurines that are over 2,000 years old, including ones that depict gods, goddesses, men, women, cavalry and animals.

The scientists and shamans of psychedelic retreats
6th February 2021 | abc.net.au

There’s a landmark project underway in Melbourne to find out whether psilocybin – the hallucinogenic compound in magic mushrooms – can be used to improve end-of-life experiences. But many Australians have already turned to the underground because they’re convinced psychedelics to improve their mental health.

Image from: Spirit Vine Retreats (Wiki Commons)

The Hidden Spring by Mark Solms review – the riddle of consciousness solved?
6th February 2021 | theguardian.com | Humans, Misc.

I feel therefore I am … In this fascinating study, a neuropsychologist argues that the mystery of consciousness centres on emotions

Stroke victims to be given psychedelic drug DMT in groundbreaking study
6th February 2021 metro.co.uk | Humans, Misc.

Psychedelic drug DMT could help stroke victims recover by rewiring their brains faster, according the first clinical trial of its kind.

Ancient mummies with golden tongues unearthed in Egypt
3rd February 2021 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

It is thought the dead were given gold foil amulets shaped like tongues so that they could speak before the court of the god Osiris in the afterlife.

Astronomers Detect Strange, Never-Before Seen Activity From a Newly Discovered Star
3rd February 2021 | sciencealert.com | Space, Weird

New observations of a very unusual and mysterious star located approximately 15,000 light-years away from Earth have revealed a bizarre pattern of stellar activity that astronomers say they’ve never witnessed before.

Prehistoric bone etchings believed to be among oldest evidence of human use of symbols
3rd February 2021 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

A recent discovery has uncovered evidence of what may be the earliest-known use of symbols. The symbols were found on a bone fragment in the Ramle region in central Israel and are believed to be approximately 120,000 years old.

Astronomers detect extended dark matter halo around ancient dwarf galaxy
3rd February 2021 news.mit.edu | Space

Findings suggest the first galaxies in the universe were more massive than previously thought.

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