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Is there life on Mars? Not if we destroy it with poor space hygiene
30th January 2021 | | Humans, Space

As countries begin an age of Martian exploration, planetary protection advocates insist we must be careful of interplanetary contamination

Tantalizing Evidence Hints Ancient Humans Had Stone Tools Before Opposable Thumbs
29th January 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

The evolution of the opposable thumb is often placed hand-in-hand with the rise of stone tools.

Your brain on LSD: a guide through the most mind-blowing psychedelics research
29th January 2021 | | Humans, Misc.

Professor David Nutt explains recent scientific discoveries – and how substances like LSD have influenced creative breakthroughs.

Puppy prints and wall illusions found in 1,500-year-old house in Turkey
29th January 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists have discovered a fantastical-looking, 1,500-year-old house in Turkey that was decorated with illusory wall paintings and terracotta tiles on the floor with puppy prints and possible chicken decorations pressed into them.

How ecstasy and psilocybin are shaking up psychiatry
29th January 2021 | | Humans, Misc.

Regulators will soon grapple with how to safely administer powerful psychedelics for treating depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Ice age Siberian hunters may have domesticated dogs 23,000 years ago
29th January 2021 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Sometime toward the end of the last ice age, a group of humans armed with stone-tipped spears stalked their prey in the bitter cold of northeastern Siberia, tracking bison and woolly mammoths across a vast, grassy landscape.

Mysterious ‘kick’ just after the Big Bang may have created dark matter
27th January 2021 | | Earth, Humans, Space

One of the lingering mysteries of the universe is why anything exists at all.

Clues on 1,000 Years of The Sun’s Turbulent Activity Are Hidden in Earth’s Trees
27th January 2021 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Space

The Sun has a lot of rhythm and goes through different cycles of activity. The most well-known cycle might be the Schwabe cycle, which has an 11-year cadence. But what about cycles with much longer time scales? How can scientists understand them?

Ritual monument discovered in Scotland dates to the time of Stonehenge
27th January 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

A massive “cursus” monument, a site for ancient rituals, that was built around the same time as Stonehenge, has been discovered on the  Scottish Isle of Arran.

Pace of prehistoric human innovation could be revealed by ‘linguistic thermometer’
27th January 2021 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Multi-disciplinary researchers at The University of Manchester have helped develop a powerful physics-based tool to map the pace of language development and human innovation over thousands of years—even stretching into pre-history before records were kept.

LSD may offer viable treatment for certain mental disorders
27th January 2021 | Humans, Misc.

Researchers from McGill University have discovered, for the first time, one of the possible mechanisms that contributes to the ability of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) to increase social interaction

Why The ‘Happy Face Crater’ on Mars Is Happier Than Ever
25th January 2021 | | Space, Tech

These two images were taken by the HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and show how Mars’ surface is changing over time – in this case, due to thermal erosion.

Why All Drugs Should be Legal
25th January 2021 | Humans, Misc.

Neuroscientist Dr. Carl talks drug addiction, legalization, the opioid crisis, and more in a discussion about his new book “Drug Use for Grown-Ups”

How many early human species existed on Earth?
25th January 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

We Homo sapiens didn’t use to be alone. Long ago, there was a lot more human diversity; Homo sapiens lived alongside an estimated eight now-extinct species of human about 300,000 years ago

Why Did Early Humans Leave Africa?
25th January 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

Whichever way you look at it, the story of our species’ birthplace in Africa and dispersal across the planet is incredibly complicated.

Burial practices point to an interconnected early Medieval Europe
25th January 2021 | Ancient, Humans

Early Medieval Europe is frequently viewed as a time of cultural stagnation, often given the misnomer of the ‘Dark Ages’. However, analysis has revealed new ideas could spread rapidly as communities were interconnected, creating a surprisingly unified culture in Europe.

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