News Desk

How Native Civilizations Innovated to Conquer the Wilderness
3rd June 2018 | smithsonianmag.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

A new activity center at the American Indian Museum in NYC sheds light on the original know-how of the Americas.

Naked-Eye Asteroid and More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in June
3rd June 2018 news.nationalgeographic.com | Space

Planetary pairings, a super-bright asteroid, and the astronomical start of a new season offer plenty of reasons to look up this month.

And two became one: ancient American lineages reunited to head south
1st June 2018 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

Analyses of 91 ancient genomes recovered from human remains at sites in California and Canada provide evidence that the first peoples separated into two populations between 18,000 and 15,000 years ago.

The making of a human population uncovered through ancient Icelandic genomes
1st June 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

Contemporary Icelanders have diverged from their ancestors in Scandinavia and the British and Irish Isles, while the Viking age settlers are effectively indistinguishable from modern representatives of these source populations.

 

This ‘Hawk Mummy’ Was Actually Human
1st June 2018 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

The 2,100-year-old mummified remains actually belong to a stillborn boy who suffered from anencephaly, a rare condition in which part of the brain and skull fails to develop.

New map of Alaska’s ancient coast supports theory that America’s first people arrived by boat
31st May 2018 | sciencemag.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

The coast of southeastern Alaska was largely ice-free and full of plant and animal life 17,000 years ago—a welcoming environment for people venturing south.

At the edge of the Arctic Circle, oil drilling threatens the indigenous Gwich’in
31st May 2018 grist.org | Ancient, Humans

There are some 6,000 Gwich’in hunting and raising their children at the edge of the Arctic Circle. They’ve been there for thousands of years, following the caribou, which provide a majority of their diet.

Life recovered rapidly at impact site of dino-killing asteroid
31st May 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

New research suggests that the crater was home to sea life less than a decade after impact, and it contained a thriving ecosystem within 30,000 years.

 

Could scientists bring dinosaurs back to life?
31st May 2018 | nhm.ac.uk | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Tech

Is it possible to bring these long gone reptiles back from the dead and, if we could, would we really want to?

Canada to buy controversial Trans Mountain pipeline
30th May 2018 | aljazeera.com | Earth, Humans

Environmentalists vow to continue fighting after Trudeau government approves the purchase of the 1,000km project.

Wars and clan structure may explain a strange biological event 7,000 years ago
30th May 2018 | heritagedaily.com | Ancient, Humans

Starting about 7,000 years ago, the genetic diversity of men – specifically, the diversity of their Y chromosomes – collapsed, as if there was only one man left to mate for every 17 women.

Lost City of Irisagrig Comes to Life in Ancient Stolen Tablets
30th May 2018 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

Hundreds of ancient stolen tablets, seized from the company Hobby Lobby and returned to Iraq, provide clues about what a lost 4,000-year-old city called Irisagrig was like.

Ants provide clues to why biodiversity is higher in the tropics
30th May 2018 phys.org | Animal Life

The paper suggests that tropical areas have had a much longer time to accumulate the diversity we see today. Given enough time, we could expect to see the same happen in other parts of the world.

Comet C/2016 R2 (Pan-STARRS) is rich in carbon monoxide and depleted in hydrogen cyanide, study finds
30th May 2018 phys.org | Space

C/2016 R2 is described by Wierzchos and Womack as a CO-rich comet in which carbon monoxide emission is assumed to be the primary driver of activity.

Ötzi the Iceman Was a Heart Attack Waiting to Happen
30th May 2018 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

A full-body CT scan showed that Ötzi had three calcifications in his heart region, putting him at increased risk for a heart attack.

Aboriginal People Held a Kangaroo Feast Around a Campfire 20,000 Years Ago
30th May 2018 | livescience.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

The cave contained ancient tools, kangaroo bone and the remnants of the campfire, which has nearly 8 inches of fine, white ash and pieces of charcoal in it that researchers plan to radiocarbon-date.

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