News Desk

What if the universe had no beginning?
11th October 2021 | livescience.com | Earth, Humans, Space, Weird

In the beginning, there was … well, maybe there was no beginning. Perhaps our universe has always existed — and a new theory of quantum gravity reveals how that could work.

Seattle Decriminalizes Possession and Cultivation Of Psychedelics
11th October 2021 doubleblindmag.com | Humans, Misc.

Seattle is now the largest city in the United States to decriminalize psychedelic plants and fungi.

Would we still see ourselves as ‘human’ if other hominin species hadn’t gone extinct?
7th October 2021 theconversation.com | Ancient, Humans

In our mythologies, there’s often a singular moment when we became “human”. Eve plucked the fruit of the tree of knowledge and gained awareness of good and evil. Prometheus created men from clay and gave them fire. But in the modern origin story, evolution, there’s no defining moment of creation. Instead, humans emerged gradually, generation by generation, from earlier species.

Study suggests earliest use of bone tools to produce clothing in Morocco 120,000 years ago
7th October 2021 news.asu.edu | Ancient, Humans

Dating from 120,000 to 90,000 years ago, the bone tools were found in association with carnivore remains that showed signs of skinning for furs and pelts.

Psychedelic ingredient in magic mushrooms makes music more emotional to our brain
7th October 2021 | sciencefocus.com | Humans, Misc.

Previous studies have also found that LSD, another psychedelic drug, can enhance the emotional responses triggered by music, so the team wanted to find out if psilocybin had a similar effect.

7,000-year-old Indonesian woman reshapes views on early humans
7th October 2021 | aljazeera.com | Ancient, Humans

Research on remains provides first clue that mixing between early humans in Indonesia and Siberia happened earlier than previously thought.

Study of prior research suggests there is a swarm of large asteroids hidden in the Taurid complex
7th October 2021 phys.org | Ancient, Space

A pair of space scientists, one with the University of Antioquia, the other the University of Salento, has found evidence of a swarm of large asteroids hidden in the Taurid complex.

People have long claimed to hear the northern lights. Are the reports true?
5th October 2021 | livescience.com | Humans, Space

It’s a question that has puzzled observers for centuries: do the fantastic green and crimson light displays of the aurora borealis produce any discernible sound?

Late persistence of human ancestors at the margins of the monsoon in India
5th October 2021 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

New research led by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History has re-examined a key Acheulean site at the margins of the monsoon zone in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, revealing the presence of Acheulean populations until about 177,000 years ago, shortly before the earliest expansions of Homo sapiens across Asia.

We Just Got Closer to Pinpointing a Major Moment in Earth’s Evolutionary History
5th October 2021 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Earth

For the vast majority of animals on Earth, breath is synonymous with life. Yet for the first 2 billion years of our planet’s existence, oxygen was in scarce supply.

Karahan Tepe
3rd October 2021 | facebook.com | Ancient, Humans

Graham Hancock: In late 2020 I returned to the enigmatic site of Karahan Tepe (near the more famous site of Gobekli Tepe) in Anatolia, Turkey, to research the mind-blowing new excavations underway there (my previous visit to Karahan Tepe, described in my book Magicians of the Gods, was in 2014 when the site was largely unexcavated)…

Photos by Santha Faiia

Psychedelics might reduce internalized shame and complex trauma symptoms in those with a history of childhood abuse
2nd October 2021 | psypost.org | Humans, Misc.

The use of psychedelic drugs is associated with lower levels of complex posttraumatic stress symptoms and internalized shame in adults who suffered maltreatment in childhood, according to new research published in the journal Chronic Stress.

Decoding the secrets of a forgotten human history during the Pleistocene
2nd October 2021 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

An international team of researchers has discovered the first fossilised bone from a Pleistocene-era human in Wallacea, the cluster of Indonesian islands, including Lombok, Sulaewsi, Timor and Sumba, that were the likely seafaring gateway for the first humans to populate Australia.

Russian expedition finds evidence of northernmost Stone Age hunters above the Arctic Circle
2nd October 2021 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

Ancient cut marks on mammoth bones unearthed on a remote island in the frozen extremes of Siberia are the northernmost evidence of Paleolithic humans ever found, according to archaeologists.

Can Psychedelic Drugs Treat Physical Pain?
2nd October 2021 | Humans, Misc.

LSD and psilocybin increasingly show promise as mental health treatments. Now universities and companies are exploring their use in pain management

Swarm of Near-Earth Comets Linked to Recent Ice Giant Breakup
1st October 2021 | discovermagazine.com | Ancient, Humans, Space

The findings are welcomed by supporters of cometary catastrophe theories from Earth’s history.

Paper found here: https://www.sciencedirect.com

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