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First DNA extracted from modern, ancient and fossil tropical shells
24th February 2021 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

In Wonderland, Alice drank a potion to shrink herself. In nature, some animal species shrink to escape the attention of human hunters, a process that takes from decades to millennia.

Gorgeous Egyptian Art From 4,600 Years Ago Reveals an Extinct Goose
24th February 2021 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Artwork that had adorned the walls of an Egyptian prince’s tomb for more than four millennia has been found to contain images of a bird completely unknown to modern science – until now.

Beaver believers: Native Americans promote resurgence of ‘nature’s engineers’
24th February 2021 | theguardian.com | Animal Life, Humans

The rodents are often considered ‘nuisance animals’, but they can play a vital role in maintaining healthy landscapes

Did Neanderthals Have the Capacity for Verbal Language?
23rd February 2021 gizmodo.com | Ancient, Humans

The Neanderthal of popular imagination is a hideous, ape-like being, lumbering around with his or her crude spear.

New Jersey just legalized marijuana
23rd February 2021 | vox.com | Humans, Misc.

New Jersey effectively legalized marijuana on Monday, following voters’ approval of marijuana legalization in the November general election.

Australia’s oldest known rock art is a 17,000-year-old kangaroo
23rd February 2021 | newscientist.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

A life size kangaroo painted in red ochre around 17,300 years ago is Australia’s oldest known rock art. This indicates that the earliest style of rock art in Australia focused on animals, similar to the early cave art found in Indonesia and Europe.

DNA from 360,000-year-old bone reveals oldest non-permafrost genome
23rd February 2021 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of an extinct cave bear using a 360,000-year-old bone—the oldest genome of any organism from a non-permafrost environment.

Psychedelic Therapy Needs to Confront the Mystical
23rd February 2021 | vice.com | Humans, Misc.

Many people have a spiritual experience on psychedelics. How they make meaning of it could be influenced by the metaphysical beliefs of their therapists.

Penis Envy Mushrooms: Murder & Conspiracy Behind the World’s Trippiest Shroom
22nd February 2021 doubleblindmag.com | Humans, Misc.

Penis Envy mushrooms were encountered by ethnobotanist Terence McKenna in the Amazon…the story unfolds from there.

Moustache on Wimpole Estate statue linked to ‘1st Century trends’
22nd February 2021 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

The 5cm (2in) figure of a Celtic deity was discovered at the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire.

Scientists Discover ‘Ingredients For Life’ in 3.5 Billion-Year-Old Rocks in Australia
22nd February 2021 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Earth

Researchers have discovered organic molecules trapped in incredibly ancient rock formations in Australia, revealing what they say is the first detailed evidence of early chemical ingredients that could have underpinned Earth’s primeval microbial life-forms.

Drugs Are Actually Good, Says Columbia Professor
22nd February 2021 | vice.com | Humans, Misc.

Neuroscientist Prof Carl Hart argues that addiction isn’t the only way to think about drug use.

Scientists Achieve Real-Time Communication With Lucid Dreamers in Breakthrough
19th February 2021 | vice.com | Humans, Tech

Humanity has been able to reach distant vistas, such as the Moon, the deep oceans, and the wild expanses at Earth’s poles. Now, scientists have made a new breakthrough in the exploration of a very different type of frontier—the hallucinatory world inside dreams.

 

Earth’s magnetic field flipping linked to extinctions 42,000 years ago
19th February 2021 | newscientist.com | Animal Life, Earth, Humans

The most recent reversal of Earth’s magnetic field may have been as recent as 42,000 years ago, according to a new analysis of fossilised tree rings.

When is a henge not a henge? When it’s Stonehenge
18th February 2021 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans

The standing stones at Avebury and the Ring of Brodgar in Orkney are henges, but it is generally agreed that Stonehenge is not. But why?

Incredibly detailed video shows DNA twisting into weird shapes to squeeze into cells
18th February 2021 | livescience.com | Humans, Tech

Scientists recently captured a high-resolution video of DNA shimmying into weird shapes in order to squeeze inside cells.

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