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Earth’s oldest known impact crater may tell us a lot about our planet’s frozen past
22nd January 2020 | space.com | Ancient, Earth

Scientists have identified the oldest known impact crater on Earth — and the ancient structure could tell us how our planet emerged from a long-ago frozen phase.

Neanderthal teeth could chomp on hard plants like nuts and seeds
22nd January 2020 | zmescience.com | Ancient, Humans

Although research suggests that Neanderthals ate mostly meat, our extinct cousins had a formidable jaw structure that should have enabled them to process a variety of foods.

Company Gets Trademark For The Word ‘Psilocybin,’ Frustrating Decriminalization Advocates
22nd January 2020 | marijuanamoment.net | Humans, Misc.

As psychedelics reform efforts pick up across the U.S., there’s an increasing weariness among advocates about the potential corporatization that may follow.

New research confirms lingering mood benefit of psychedelics
21st January 2020 medicalxpress.com | Humans, Misc.

People who had recently used psychedelics such as psilocybin report a sustained improvement in mood and feeling closer to others after the high has worn off, shows a new Yale study published the week of Jan. 20.

Alien life is out there. But our theories are steering us away from it.
20th January 2020 | space.com | Earth, Humans, Space

If we discovered evidence of alien life, would we even realize it? Life on other planets could be so different from what we’re used to that we might not recognize any biological signatures that it produces.

What can oceans tell us about the end of the dinosaurs?
20th January 2020 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

An asteroid did do the deed, study suggests, then volcanism shaped life in its aftermath.

Sorbonne experts confirm fossilized skull found in Iran belongs to Homo sapiens
20th January 2020 | tehrantimes.com | Ancient, Humans

A team of researches and archaeologists from the Sorbonne University has confirmed a fragment of a fossilized skull, which had been found in an Iranian cave, belongs to Homo sapiens, the only extant human species.

Psychedelics have ‘extraordinarily potent’ anti-inflammatory power. Is there a place for them in mainstream medicine?
17th January 2020 geneticliteracyproject.org | Humans, Misc.

Research on psychedelics, which have been profoundly stigmatized, highly restricted, and tragically undeveloped for more than half a century, is stirring back to life….

Johns Hopkins Scientists Give Psychedelics the Serious Treatment
17th January 2020 | scientificamerican.com | Humans, Misc.

The first research center of its kind in the country is bringing renewed rigor to the investigation of the drugs’ therapeutic uses.

In death of dinosaurs, it was all about the asteroid—not volcanoes
17th January 2020 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international, Yale-led team of researchers. It was all about the asteroid.

How the dinosaur-killing asteroid primed Earth for modern life
17th January 2020 | nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Marine die-offs after the impact may have created opportunities for the life that survived around the globe, new data reveal.

New Discovery In Ancient Egyptian Art Reveals a Sophisticated Understanding of the Brain and its Role in Consciousness
17th January 2020 | prweb.com | Ancient, Humans

A significant discovery might forever change our picture of the distant past, and our estimation of how intelligent our ancient ancestors were.

Story of ancient wonder Göbeklitepe to be adapted into opera work
16th January 2020 iadsb.tmgrup.com.tr | Ancient, Humans

Turkey’s State Opera and Ballet will present audiences with the story of the mysterious 12,000-year-old site of Göbeklitepe in an operatic form on Feb. 19.

Active asteroid unveils fireball identity
16th January 2020 phys.org | Space, Tech

April 29, 2017, a fireball flew over Kyoto, Japan. Compared to other fireballs spotted from Earth, it was relatively bright and slow. Now, scientists have determined not only what the fireball was, but also where it came from.

Neanderthals ‘dived in the ocean’ for shellfish
16th January 2020 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

New data suggests that our evolutionary cousins the Neanderthals may have been diving under the ocean for clams. It adds to mounting evidence that the old picture of these ancient people as brutish and unimaginative is wrong.

Infectious disease defenses among ancient hominid contributions to adaptation of modern humans
16th January 2020 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

During the past decade, our human evolutionary tree has turned into something more resembling an unwieldy bush.

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