News Desk

Chimpanzees filmed eating tortoises after smashing their shells against a tree trunk
29th May 2019 | independent.co.uk | Animal Life

“Storing food and later on retrieving it is an indication that the animals are able to plan into the future,” said Tobias Deschner,  primatologist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

‘Unique’ Iron Age shield discovered in Leicestershire
29th May 2019 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Found near Leicester and dated to 395 to 255BC, the shield was made of painted bark, backed by wooden spars. Experts said the shield gave an “unparalleled” insight into prehistoric technology.

New Western study investigates potential risk of Taurid meteor swarm
28th May 2019 mediarelations.uwo.ca | Earth, Space

Earth will approach within 30,000,000 km of the centre of the Taurid swarm this summer, the closest such encounter since 1975.

A promise unfulfilled: water pipeline stops short for Sioux reservation
28th May 2019 | theguardian.com | Earth, Humans

After 25 years and a half-billion dollars, only half of the project’s water delivered to Pine Ridge Reservation comes from the Missouri River – unlike supplies for white ranchers.

Worn-Out Teeth Expand the Narrative of the Ancient Egyptian Career Woman
28th May 2019 | smithsonianmag.com | Ancient, Humans

Wear patterns suggest a woman buried in the ancient city of Mendes processed papyrus reeds, a job women were not previously known to do.

Ancient Egyptians feasted on watermelons, too, according to find in ancient tomb
28th May 2019 | sciencemag.org | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Certain genes—particularly the ones that make watermelon flesh red and sweet—were more like those of today’s watermelon, indicating this fruit had already been domesticated by 3500 years ago.

Israeli Archaeologists Resurrect 5,000-year-old Yeast and Make Beer From It
28th May 2019 | haaretz.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Scientists found microbes that survived for thousands of years inside pores in the clay of ancient pottery used to make and store beer and wine.

We probably don’t descend from Australopithecus sediba
23rd May 2019 arstechnica.com | Ancient, Humans

There’s less than a 1% chance Australopithecus sediba led to the genus Homo.

How Seed Saving Is Repairing a Painful Past for Native Americans
23rd May 2019 modernfarmer.com | Earth, Humans

For Native Americans, it is spiritually meaningful because they believe that seeds are living, breathing beings from whom they are descended.

Ancient Egyptians Built This 4-Towered Fortress More Than 2,600 Years Ago
23rd May 2019 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the ruins of an ancient fortress dating to the 26th Dynasty, the last dynasty in which native Egyptians ruled before the Persians conquered the country in 525 B.C.

Tortoises rule on this isolated island
23rd May 2019 | nationalgeographic.com | Animal Life, Earth

A photographer discovers a primordial paradise where he’s just part of the ecosystem.

Spooky mind reading technology
23rd May 2019 | deccanchronicle.com | Humans, Tech
Technology to read people’s minds may appear like something right out of science fiction, but it’s something which is becoming a reality.
The Photographer Fighting Visual Clichés of Africa
23rd May 2019 | theatlantic.com | Humans

Aïda Muluneh’s vibrant images explore Ethiopian identity, and her photo festival aspires to shape a new vision of the continent.

King Tut Wore Ancient, Meteor-Blasted Yellow Glass
22nd May 2019 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans, Space

This natural glass, found across thousands of square kilometers in western Egypt, is thought to have originated from one of two events: either a meteorite impact on the surface of Earth or an airburst.

Humans and Neanderthals Evolved from a Mystery Common Ancestor, Huge Analysis Suggests
22nd May 2019 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

This new estimate is much older than previous estimates, too.

Cannabis plant evolved super high
22nd May 2019 | newscientist.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Analysis of ancient pollen suggests cannabis evolved 3 kilometres above sea level on the Tibetan Plateau. This is only a few hundred kilometres from a cave that researchers recently announced was once home to the ancient Denisovans.

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