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Move over, DNA: ancient proteins are starting to reveal humanity’s history
28th June 2019 | nature.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Proteins dating back more than one million years have been extracted from some fossils, and could help to answer some difficult questions about archaic humans.

Neanderthal groups more closely related than we thought
28th June 2019 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

DNA coaxed from 120,000-year-old Neanderthal fossils suggests that early Neanderthals from Western Europe and later Neanderthals from Siberia were closely related.

An asteroid hit Earth right after being spotted by telescope this week
28th June 2019 | cnet.com | Earth, Space

A small, harmless space rock turned into a fireball in our atmosphere. What’s unusual is that astronomers saw it beforehand.

Switzerland aims to legalise medical marijuana
28th June 2019 uk.reuters.com | Earth, Humans

The Swiss government has proposed to allow prescriptions for cannabis to treat people suffering from cancer or other serious conditions.

Illinois Governor Signs Law Legalizing Recreational Use Of Marijuana
28th June 2019 | npr.org | Earth, Humans

Illinois has become the 11th state in the country to legalize the recreational use and purchase of marijuana.

A Pre-Inca Technology Could Answer Lima’s Water Woes
28th June 2019 | iflscience.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Tech

Lima, Peru’s capital, is running dangerously low on water, but archaeology may provide an answer in the form of a system of water storage developed by the area’s indigenous people 1,400 years ago.

‘Lost City’ Hidden in Rainforest Reveals Treasure Trove of Rare And Unknown Creatures
28th June 2019 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

Doubts have swirled around disputed archaeological ‘discoveries’ of this La Ciudad Blanca, but one fact is finally clear: this rich environment, mythical or not, harbours a unique ecosystem of animal life.

Cannabis shows promise as a potential antibiotic treatment
28th June 2019 inews.co.uk | Earth, Humans

A new study suggests the plant could treat bacterial skin infections

Could This New Approach Unlock Gigawatts Of Native American Solar Energy Potential?
28th June 2019 | forbes.com | Earth, Humans

A new approach could catalyze solar energy’s potential to create a brighter future for tribal communities facing energy insecurity and high unemployment.

Earth on course to pass through vast swarm of meteors
24th June 2019 | thenational.ae | Earth, Space

Exactly what will happen when our planet sweeps through the Taurid Complex is unknown, but astronomers are preparing to observe the contents of the cosmic debris.

Can Cannabis Legalization Solve France’s Yellow Vest Crisis?
24th June 2019 | forbes.com | Humans

A report advises the French government to normalize cannabis related jobs and allocate part of the tax revenue generated by legalization to improving low-income neighborhoods.

New York will expand marijuana decriminalization but falls short of legalization
24th June 2019 | vox.com | Humans

New York lawmakers couldn’t agree on some details for legalization, so they passed a decriminalization measure instead.

Ancient Campfire Remains Hold Oldest-Known Remains of Humans Cooking Starches
24th June 2019 blogs.discovermagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

Small pieces of charred tubers found at the Klasies River site in South Africa date back 120,000 years, making them the earliest-known evidence of H. sapiens cooking carbs.

‘We’re coming to liberate her’: The fight to free killer whale held captive for 50 years
24th June 2019 | independent.co.uk | Animal Life, Humans

One of seven orcas captured using nets and explosives then sold to aquariums, Lolita lives out her days being forced to perform tricks twice a day for visitors.

A Mystery of Peru’s Nazca Lines Has Been Unraveled by Ornithology
21st June 2019 | inverse.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

A crucial realization was that the birds in the geoglyphs are not naturally found near the locations of the lines. Hermits, for example, live on the eastern slope of the Andes and in the north near Ecuador.

DNA confirms a weird Greenland whale was a narwhal-beluga hybrid
21st June 2019 | sciencenews.org | Animal Life

Genetic analysis of the animal’s skull shows it had a narwhal mom and beluga dad.

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