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Unstable climate forced early humans to be more social and creative
19th March 2018 arstechnica.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

New studies suggest that early humans started making more sophisticated tools, trading with neighboring groups for better stone, and maybe even using symbols to communicate—in order to survive rapid climate shifts 320,000 ago.

2,000-year-old Liquor Unearthed From Ancient Tomb in Western China
19th March 2018 | news18.com | Ancient, Humans

The bronze kettle containing the liquor is a sacrificial vessel. It was among 260 items unearthed from a graveyard of commoners’ tombs from the Qin Dynasty (221-207 BC).

Gene Mapping: Why It Matters How Many Times Ancient Man Mated With Denisovans
19th March 2018 | inquisitr.com | Ancient, Humans

Traits which would have benefited hominins in ancient times could be maladaptive given the current lifestyle of the modern man.

Humans bred with mysterious Denisovan species more than once, study reveals
18th March 2018 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

“This is a breakthrough paper,” said David Reich. “It’s a definite third interbreeding event,” one that adds to the previously known Denisovan and Neanderthal mixtures.

Oldest DNA from Africa offers clues to mysterious ancient culture
18th March 2018 | sciencemag.org | Ancient, Humans

About 15,000 years ago, in the oldest known cemetery in the world, people buried their dead in sitting positions with beads and animal horns, deep in a cave in what is now Morocco.

Signs of symbolic behavior emerged at the dawn of our species in Africa
18th March 2018 | sciencemag.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Over 320,000 years ago in the Rift Valley of Africa, early innovators eschewed the clunky, palm-size stone hand axes that their ancestors had used for more than a million years in favor of a new toolkit.

Nasa’s plan to deflect deadly asteroid will not work on asteroid that could collide with Earth, study finds
18th March 2018 | independent.co.uk | Space, Tech

Nasa’s plan to deflect deadly asteroids wouldn’t be up to the job of keeping us safe from the deadly asteroid that could one day hit us, a study has found.

Now Russia wants to nuke threatening asteroids, too
18th March 2018 nypost.com | Space, Tech

Neither the HAMMER concept nor Russia’s testing puts us on the doorstep of a nuclear asteroid defense system just yet, but they’re both steps in that direction.

Solar alignments in Ancient Egypt
18th March 2018 english.ahram.org.eg | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Nader Habib watches the sun’s rays shine on the faces of Ancient Egyptian gods at an exhibition at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Antiquities Museum in Alexandria.

Stephen Hawking said Vedas had a ‘theory’ superior to Einstein’s thesis, says Harsh Vardan
18th March 2018 | thehindu.com | Ancient, Humans

Dr. Vardhan, who’s a medical doctor, didn’t clarify which specific Vedic “theory” he was talking about. When pressed for the source of this claim by Hawking, who died on Wednesday the 14th, he refused clarification.

How we recreated a lost African city with laser technology
18th March 2018 theconversation.com | Ancient, Humans

The same technology which located the Mayan cities has been used to rediscover a southern African city that was occupied from the 15th century until about 200 years ago.

Mars 2020: The Red Planet’s Next Rover
15th March 2018 | space.com | Ancient, Space, Tech

NASA’s next Mars rover won’t just explore the Red Planet; it will, the space agency hopes, make it so a little bit of Mars might make it to Earth.

Unexplained Underwater Craters Found Off Coast of Iceland
15th March 2018 mysteriousuniverse.org | Ancient, Earth

While mapping the seabed, the team discovered seven large craters in the seafloor, and the geologists can’t explain what might have made them.

Galaxies Behave Like Clocks, Rotating Once Every Billion Years
15th March 2018 | sci-news.com | Space

An international team of astronomers has discovered that all galaxies rotate once every billion years, no matter how big they are.

This Book Contains an Invisible 1,400-Year-Old Text We Can Only Read With X-Rays
15th March 2018 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The new imaging effort, which takes 10 hours to analyse each of the 26 pages selected from the volume, has already revealed sections of the text not seen by anybody in a thousand years, including a previously unreadable preface.

Australia’s Jurassic Park leaves lasting impressions
15th March 2018 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Animal Life

A stretch of coastline in north-western Australia abounds with evidence of one of the world’s most diverse dinosaur faunas. Footprints that provide a rare snapshot of life on Earth 130 million years ago were almost destroyed in the name of progress.

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