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Baby given cannabis-based drug in medical first in Norfolk
28th May 2020 | bbc.co.uk | Humans, Misc.

A baby has become the first to get a cannabis-derived medicine in a trial to help those born with a condition that can lead to brain damage.

Human speech has ‘ancient roots within primate communication’
28th May 2020 | sciencefocus.com | Animal Life, Humans

Lip smacks made by chimpanzees follow a rhythm similar to human speech, according to a new study.

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Chiltern’s magic mushrooms a unique midnight experience
28th May 2020 | weeklytimesnow.com.au | Earth, Humans, Weird

LIKE a scene out of a sci-fi movie, a small patch of Chiltern’s Mount Pilot National Park is now lit up by green, glowing mushrooms.

Ancient ‘ring of fire’ galaxy found glaring at Earth across space and time
28th May 2020 | livescience.com | Ancient, Space

Eleven billion years ago, a hot, active, galaxy that looked like an eye glared across space.

Get Ready for Pharmaceutical-Grade Magic Mushroom Pills
28th May 2020 | vice.com | Humans, Misc.

As magic mushrooms make the shift from recreational drug to mental health treatment, patients won’t be eating caps and stems, but a synthetic product made in a lab—one that can be patented and profited from.

Dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck Earth at ‘deadliest possible’ angle
28th May 2020 | imperial.ac.uk | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

New simulations from Imperial College London have revealed the asteroid that doomed the dinosaurs struck Earth at the ‘deadliest possible’ angle.

Australia’s megafauna roamed the tropics with first humans but then disappeared
28th May 2020 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

Giant wombats, six-metre-long goannas and the world’s largest kangaroos are among the enormous megafauna that inhabited Queensland between 40,000 and 60,000 years ago, but where did they go?

Image from Beclectic (Wiki Commons)

Pilbara mining blast confirmed to have destroyed 46,000yo sites of ‘staggering’ significance
26th May 2020 | abc.net.au | Ancient, Earth, Humans

The fears of traditional owners in the western Pilbara, “deeply troubled” after Rio Tinto detonated explosives over the weekend in an area near culturally significant sites dating back more than 46,000 years, have been confirmed.

Corn connects many generations of Maya
26th May 2020 | universiteitleiden.nl | Ancient, Humans

That corn was highly important in the Maya culture is something that Genner Llanes Ortiz, himself a Maya from the Mexican province of Yucatan, has always known, right from his childhood. But just how important the role of corn is in the collective memory of his people, is one of the subjects of his research.

Applying physics to understanding the mystery of consciousness
26th May 2020 phys.org | Humans, Misc.

An international study involving Monash physicists has cornered a new approach to measure consciousness, potentially changing our understanding of complex neurological problems.

Is legal MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD likely by 2022?
26th May 2020 | thegrowthop.com | Humans, Misc.

The results of the interim analysis “are the most powerful evidence yet that MDMA-assisted psychotherapy could help transform the lives of people suffering from PTSD.”

Astronomers spot a strange, first-of-its-kind asteroid near Jupiter
26th May 2020 | engadget.com | Space, Tech
Researchers using the University of Hawaii’s Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) have found (via Gizmodo) a Trojan asteroid, 2019 LD2, that not only follows an odd orbit ahead of Jupiter but also sports an icy tail — it’s a unique “crossover” between asteroid and comet.
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First exhaustive study of the Paleolithic site of El Provencio
26th May 2020 | cenieh.es | Ancient, Humans

The CENIEH researcher Davinia Moreno has co-led the publication of a paper on this Paleolithic site in the province of Cuenca, whose age, according to the ESR dating technique, is 830,000 years.

Image from Ismoon (Wiki Commons)

In the 1950s, Hundreds of People Started Hallucinating Visions of Hell
24th May 2020 | vice.com | Humans, Misc., Weird

In August of 1951, a strange illness descended on the small French town of Pont-Saint-Esprit. Victims complained of abdominal pains, delirium and hallucinations of flames and hellish creatures.

Scratching the surface: drones cast new light on mystery of Nazca Lines
24th May 2020 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

An aerial search in the Peruvian desert has revealed intriguing figures of humans and animals that predate the nearby Unesco world heritage site

Bumblebees bite plants to make them flower early, surprising scientists
24th May 2020 | nationalgeographic.com | Animal Life, Earth

BUMBLEBEES AREN’T MERELY bumbling around our gardens. They’re actively assessing the plants, determining which flowers have the most nectar and pollen, and leaving behind scent marks that tell them which blooms they’ve already visited.

Image by Alvesgaspar (Wikki Commons)

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