News Desk

Archaeologists discover Cornish barrow site
20th April 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

The site dates back to around 2,000 BC and was discovered when an archaeologist was conducting geophysical surveys of a known site outside the village of Looe in Cornwall and was approached by a farmer about a possible site in a neighbouring field.

 

An Alternative History of Greek Pottery Makes Women the Equals of Men
20th April 2018 hyperallergic.com | Ancient, Humans, Weird

Mary Frances Dondelinger creates bowls, vases, and statues that masquerade as the relics of a previously undiscovered civilization.

South Asians are descended from a mix of farmers, herders, and hunter-gatherers, ancient DNA reveals
20th April 2018 | sciencemag.org | Ancient, Humans

Nearly all of the Indian subcontinent’s ethnic and linguistic groups are the product of three ancient Eurasian populations who met and mixed: local hunter-gatherers, Middle Eastern farmers, and Central Asian herders

How Would We Know If Intelligent Life Existed on Earth Before Humans?
20th April 2018 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech, Weird

Industrial civilizations might have been around long before human ones ever existed — not just around other stars, but even on Earth itself.

New research shows Transcendental Meditation empowers disadvantaged Ugandan mothers
18th April 2018 | eurekalert.org | Humans

Assessment after three months of practicing Transcendental Meditation found benefits on standardized measures of self-efficacy, perceived stress, and mental and physical quality of life.

African scientists call for more control of their continent’s genomic data
18th April 2018 | nature.com | Humans
Voluntary guidelines aim to combat ‘helicopter’ science and ensure that studies benefit African citizens and scientists.
How Mice May Have Saved Jerusalem 2,700 Years Ago From the Terrifying Assyrians
18th April 2018 | haaretz.com | Ancient, Humans

The entire region quailed before King Sennacherib, known for horribly torturing rebel monarchs, but he didn’t kill King Hezekiah. Inquiring minds have been asking why ever since.

Meteorite’s diamonds tell of Earth’s baby sister, which died young
18th April 2018 arstechnica.com | Ancient, Space

They may be from a Mercury-sized body obliterated during Solar System formation.

First Europeans survived climate change following ‘super-eruption’ by working together, say archaeologists
17th April 2018 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Tech

Notably, some of the flint being used by the prehistoric Ligurians had its origins hundreds of kilometres away.

Dogs lived and died with humans 10,000 years ago in the Americas
17th April 2018 | sciencenews.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

A trio of dogs buried at two ancient human sites in Illinois lived around 10,000 years ago, making them the oldest known domesticated canines in the Americas.

Trellises not trees: Human populations have split, reformed and remixed over millennia
17th April 2018 geneticliteracyproject.org | Ancient, Humans

The ingrained notion – that there has only ever been one species of human being, Homo sapiens – is a latterday fiction born of our own self-important view of ourselves.

Nasa to launch Tess on hunt for 20,000 new worlds
16th April 2018 | theguardian.com | Space, Tech

The most ambitious search for alien worlds around the brightest stars in the sky will begin on Monday with the launch of Nasa’s newest planet-hunting spacecraft.

Mass extinction crisis triggered expansion of dinosaurs
16th April 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life

Scientists show that the key expansion of dinosaurs was also triggered by a crisis – a mass extinction that happened 232 million years ago.

A 150-Foot Asteroid Flew Alarmingly Close to Earth Just Hours After Being Spotted
16th April 2018 time.com | Animal Life, Earth, Humans, Space, Tech

An asteroid estimated to be at least 150 feet in diameter made an alarmingly close pass to Earth on Sunday morning just hours after it was first observed by astronomers.

All of the World’s Yeast Probably Originated in China
16th April 2018 | theatlantic.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, yeast that lives in infected toenails—they all descended from a common ancestor.

How Indigenous Knowledge Is Transforming the March for Science
14th April 2018 | yesmagazine.org | Ancient, Humans

SACNAS has arranged for a number of Native and indigenous speakers at satellite marches across the country, all committed to engaging the power of both Western and indigenous science.

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