News Desk

Its location a mystery for centuries, huge Indian city may have been found in Kansas
25th April 2017 | kansascity.com | Ancient

Make note of the name Etzanoa, a long-lost city. Donald Blakeslee says he’s found it.

The discovery could put south-central Kansas on the map as the second-biggest settlement of Native Americans found in the United States, Blakeslee said. And it’s now, finally, the known location of a 1601 battle pitting outnumbered Spaniards firing cannon into waves of attacking Indian warriors.


Alt: Lost City of the Wichita Nation Found in Kansas

How Creativity Drives Human Evolution
25th April 2017 news.nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Humans

What makes us human? Is war an inevitable part of the human condition? These are some of the questions that anthropologist Augustín Fuentes explores in his new book, The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional. Harnessing the latest findings in evolution, biology, and archaeology he creates a new synthesis to show that the great drivers of human progress have been creativity and cooperation, and that many of the things we believe about ourselves, from religion to race, are wrong.

Could Brain Stimulation Fight Obesity?
25th April 2017 | livescience.com | Humans, Tech

People with obesity could benefit from magnetic or electric stimulation of the brain that helps them to eat less, a new review of studies finds.

In the review, researchers looked at the latest work on two noninvasive brain-stimulation techniques, and found that for people with obesity, both electrical and magnetic pulses yielded promising, though very preliminary, results.

Is soda making your brain age faster?
25th April 2017 | futurity.org | Humans

New research suggests that excess sugar—especially the fructose in sugary drinks—might damage your brain.


Related: Study claims a link between diet sodas and stroke and dementia

Obesity is top cause of preventable life-years lost, study shows
25th April 2017 | sciencedaily.com | Humans

Obesity resulted in as much as 47 percent more life-years lost than tobacco, and tobacco caused similar life-years lost as high blood pressure, new research has shown.

Diet high in animal protein is associated with NAFLD in overweight people
25th April 2017 | sciencedaily.com | Animal Life, Humans

A diet high in animal protein was associated with a higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition in which fat builds up in the liver, new research has found. These findings demonstrated that fructose consumption per se might not be as harmful as previously assumed.

Chew On This For Earth Day: How Our Diets Impact The Planet
25th April 2017 | npr.org | Animal Life, Earth

The foods we choose to put on our plates — or toss away – could have more of an ecological impact than many of us realize.

On Earth Day, here are some ways to consider how our diet impacts the planet.

Shrimp from the Sahara sounds crazy, but it may be the future of aquaculture
25th April 2017 | yahoo.com | Animal Life, Earth

Seafood is a big part of humanity’s diet, and it’s been that way for a very long time. According to archaeological evidence, Homo sapiens mastered the art of fishing somewhere around 40,000 years ago — and we’ve been eating seafood ever since.

China’s ‘Great Green Wall’ Fights Expanding Desert
25th April 2017 news.nationalgeographic.com | Earth

Throughout the past 40 years, the Earth has lost a third of its arable land to erosion and degradation. China’s efforts to fight the problem have seen mixed results.

What the Hell is This Beautiful Thing?
25th April 2017 gizmodo.com | Earth

Meet Steve, a newly discovered atmospheric phenomenon that’s so strange it still doesn’t have a formal scientific description, hence the placeholder name. Thanks to the work of aurora enthusiasts and atmospheric scientists, we’re now learning more about Steve, but many questions remain.

The arrhythmic beating of a black hole heart
25th April 2017 phys.org | Space

At the center of the Centaurus galaxy cluster, there is a large elliptical galaxy called NGC 4696. Deeper still, there is a supermassive black hole buried within the core of this galaxy.

Scientists Have Discovered a New Quantum State of Matter
25th April 2017 | sciencealert.com | Space, Tech

Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid crystal.

This is a new state of matter they expect will have applications in ultrafast quantum computing, and the researchers believe this discovery is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’.

Physicists Say They’ve Found a Way to Detect Naked Singularities… if They Exist
25th April 2017 | sciencealert.com | Space

Black holes are weird: insanely dense objects that are crammed into such a small space they cause space-time to distort and the laws of physics to break down into a singularity.

Physicists demonstrate new way to violate local causality
25th April 2017 phys.org | Space, Tech

For the first time, physicists have experimentally demonstrated the violation of “bilocal causality”—a concept that is related to the more standard local causality, except that it accounts for the precise way in which physical systems are initially generated

Two-dimensional melting of hard spheres experimentally unravelled after 60 years
25th April 2017 | sciencedaily.com | Tech

Experimental evidence of melting in two-dimensional substances has finally been gained by researchers. Findings from the study could be used to support technological improvements to thin film materials such as graphene.

Ötzi the Iceman froze to death
25th April 2017 | sciencenews.org | Ancient

Ever since Ötzi’s mummified body was found in the Italian Alps in 1991, researchers have been trying to pin down how the 5,300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman died. It now looks like this Copper Age hunter-gatherer simply froze to death, perhaps after suffering minor blood loss from an arrow wound to his left shoulder

Mystery human hobbit ancestor may have been first out of Africa
24th April 2017 | newscientist.com | Ancient

The identity of the mysterious Homo floresiensis, aka the hobbit, has once again been turned on its head. New research suggests the tiny hominin evolved from an unknown ancestor that was the first to ever venture out of Africa.


Alt: Origins of Indonesian hobbits finally revealed

Daily alternative news articles at the GrahamHancock News Desk. Featuring science, alternative history, archaeology, Ancient Egypt, paranormal and much more. Check in daily for updates!