News Desk

Canada becomes first major economy to legalise recreational cannabis
18th October 2018 | telegraph.co.uk | Humans

Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister who pledged the change in his 2015 election campaign, tweeted that the policy would take “profits out of the hands of criminals” and protect children.

How Climatic Changes Toppled The Ancient Megacity Of Angkor
18th October 2018 blogs.discovermagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

Researchers have found that abrupt climatic changes and vulnerable infrastructure led to Angkor’s demise – a cautionary tale for modern cities, many of which are already feeling the stress of climate change.

Chinese city ‘plans to launch artificial moon to replace streetlights’
18th October 2018 | theguardian.com | Earth, Humans, Space, Tech, Weird

In Chengdu, there is reportedly an ambitious plan afoot for replacing the city’s streetlights: boosting the glow of the real moon with that of a more powerful fake one.

Elizabeth Warren hits back at Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ jibe by releasing DNA test
16th October 2018 | theguardian.com | Humans

Trump said he doesn’t care about the test, which suggests she has a Native American ancestor, and that she would be ‘very easy’ to beat in 2020.

Neanderthals Suffered a Lot of Traumatic Injuries. So How Did They Live So Long?
16th October 2018 | theatlantic.com | Ancient, Humans

Our ancient-hominid relatives seem to have had surprisingly sophisticated health care.

South Africa’s ancient lost city of Kweneng rediscovered by lasers
16th October 2018 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

The settlement, which dates back to the 15th Century, was home to up to 10,000 people from the Tswana ethnic group.

Keezhadi Excavation: How an Ancient Civilisation Is Being Unearthed in Tamil Nadu
16th October 2018 | thebetterindia.com | Ancient, Humans

Three months into their excavation, the site began yielding interesting finds like beads made of glass, terracotta and even pearls. Other discoveries included figurines, roof tiles and also pottery.

Native American women candidates seek historic wins in November
15th October 2018 | washingtonpost.com | Humans

Haaland’s bid for Congress has soaked up most of the attention, but 2018 has been a breakout political year for Native American women across the country with “far more than ever running,”

In Senate battleground, Native American voting rights activists fight back against voter ID restrictions
15th October 2018 | washingtonpost.com | Humans

Native American activists have responded with plans to create addresses on the spot for those who need them on Election Day.

What’s the difference between a comet and an asteroid?
15th October 2018 | popsci.com | Space

They both orbit the sun, but they’re very different.

Paleolithic art unveiled after dam water ebbs in SE Turkey
15th October 2018 | yenisafak.com | Ancient, Humans

Mehmet Alkan, director for the Adıyaman Museum, told reporters that the cave drawings included human and animal figures made using the carving method.

Madagascar: claims for early settlement debunked
15th October 2018 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

According to a new study, recent headlines claiming that humans arrived on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar as early as 10,000 years ago are wrong.

Millennial Aboriginal Australians Have Developed Their Own Language
12th October 2018 | atlasobscura.com | Humans

Light Warlpiri, a mixed language no more than 40 years old, is spoken almost exclusively by people aged 35 and younger.

A Pink, Dried-Up Lake in Kenya Shaped Human Evolution 500,000 Years Ago
12th October 2018 | inverse.com | Earth, Humans

“Together, the evidence suggests an advance in cognitive abilities.”

‘Ancient Egyptian pigment can boost energy efficiency’
12th October 2018 | dnaindia.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

A colour developed by Egyptians thousands of years ago can boost energy efficiency by cooling rooftops and walls, and could also enable solar generation of electricity via windows, scientists say.

Clues from a Somalian cavefish about modern mammals’ dark past
12th October 2018 | sciencedaily.com | Ancient, Animal Life

After millions of years living in darkness, a species of blind cavefish has lost an ancient system of DNA repair.

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