News Desk

New Study Finds Thousands of Alien Asteroids Could Bring Extraterrestrial Life to Earth
3rd February 2018 | outerplaces.com | Earth, Space

Panspermia, or the theory that life on Earth came after our planet was inseminated with alien biology, could have easily happened.

Ancient tools found in India undermine the “out of Africa” hypothesis
3rd February 2018 arstechnica.com | Ancient, Humans

Most are between 385,000 and 172,000 years old and thus upend the idea that tool-making was transformed in India after an influx of modern Homo sapiens came from Africa 130,000 years ago.

Exclusive: Laser Scans Reveal Maya “Megalopolis” Below Guatemalan Jungle
3rd February 2018 news.nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

More than 60,000 houses, palaces, elevated highways, and other human-made features have been hidden for centuries under the jungles of northern Guatemala.

Genome Study Uncovers Origin of Farming in Europe
3rd February 2018 | technologynetworks.com | Ancient, Humans

Scandinavia was initially settled via a southern and a northern route and the arrival of agriculture in northern Europe was facilitated by movements of farmers and pastoralists into the region.

Crocodile Mummy Genes Confirm an Ancient Egyptian Hypothesis
3rd February 2018 | inverse.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans, Tech
Did Ancient Greeks Sail to Canada?
3rd February 2018 | hakaimagazine.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Researchers think Plutarch’s De Facie tells the tale of Greek sailors making the treacherous transatlantic crossing. They dug into the science to show how it could have happened.

Reconstructing an ancient lethal weapon
3rd February 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Just as detectives might re-create the scene of a crime, University of Washington archaeologists have re-created the weapons used by hunter-gatherers in the post-Ice Age Arctic some 14,000 years ago.

10,000-Year-Old Crayon May Hold Clues to Stone Age Creativity
31st January 2018 | artsy.net | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Long before Crayola invented its signature crayons—some 10,000 years, in fact—Stone Age hunter-gatherers fashioned a very early prototype.

Northern European population history revealed by ancient human genomes
31st January 2018 | sciencedaily.com | Ancient, Humans

Analysis of ancient DNA found that Scandinavia was settled by hunter-gatherers via a southern and a northern route, and reveals that agriculture was likely introduced by migrating agriculturalists.

Naked Mole Rats Defy Mortality Mathematics
30th January 2018 blogs.discovermagazine.com | Animal Life, Weird

When the world is an ashen wasteland, there’s a good chance naked mole rats will still be around to keep the cockroaches company.

The Earth’s Magnetic Poles Are Overdue for a Switch
30th January 2018 futurism.com | Ancient, Earth

About 40,000 years ago, the poles made one such unsuccessful attempt, and the last full swap was about 780,000 years ago, so we’re a bit overdue for a pole reversal based on the established pattern.

LANGUAGE IS LEARNED IN BRAIN CIRCUITS THAT PREDATE HUMANS
30th January 2018 gumc.georgetown.edu | Ancient, Humans

New evidence strongly suggests that language is learned in brain systems that are also used for many other purposes and even pre-existed humans, say researchers.

Australia Day’s date will not change while I’m prime minister, Turnbull says
30th January 2018 | theguardian.com | Humans

PM questions why government should be ‘bullied’ by ‘a tiny minority’ of people who want to move date from 26 January.

Egyptian sauropod reveals ancient link between Africa, Europe
30th January 2018 | upi.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Scientists have found a new dinosaur species in Egypt, a discovery that promises new insights into Late Cretaceous dinosaur evolution in Africa.

For Paleoanthropology, Dawn of Another Annus Horribilis
30th January 2018 evolutionnews.org | Ancient, Humans

It looks like paleoanthropologists will not get much relief from the 2017 annus horribilis (Bechly 2017) in the new year. Two big stories have already hit the news in January.

Indian Sacred Texts and the Logic of Computer Ethics
29th January 2018 | tuwien.ac.at | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Can we teach ethical behaviour to machines? Computer Scientists in Vienna are studying ancient Sanskrit texts and using the tools of mathematical logic to describe ethical rules.

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