News Desk

After New York legalizes marijuana, Schumer eyes federal reform
6th April 2021 | vox.com | Humans, Misc.

In the wake of New York’s decision to legalize marijuana earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says he’s ready to move on federal marijuana reform.

Microdosing psychedelic drugs associated with increases in conscientiousness and reductions in neuroticism
6th April 2021 | psypost.org | Humans, Misc.

A new study has been published following on from two earlier studies on microdosing. Our body of research tells us some benefits of microdosing may be comparable to other wellness activities such as yoga.

The Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs Created the Amazon Rain Forest
3rd April 2021 | scientificamerican.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Fossilized pollen and leaves reveal that the meteorite that caused the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs also reshaped South America’s plant communities to yield the planet’s largest rain forest

New York legalizes recreational marijuana, expunges former pot convictions
2nd April 2021 abcnews.go.com | Humans, Misc.
Mummified Birds in The Atacama Desert Reveal a Dark Side of History
2nd April 2021 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

The more we look into the harsh extremes of Chile’s Atacama Desert, the more we find. Phenomena both mystifying and wonderful, occasionally bordering on alien.

Evidence of Neolithic people extracting salt from seawater 5,800 years ago
2nd April 2021 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologist Stephen Sherlock, an independent scholar, has found evidence of Neolithic people extracting salt from seawater 5,800 years ago at Street House, Loftus, making it the oldest salt production facility ever discovered in Britain.

Early humans far from the South African coast collected unusual objects
2nd April 2021 | nature.com | Ancient, Humans

Ostrich eggshells and crystals gathered more than 100,000 years ago shed light on the cultural evolution of early humans.

Antarctica asteroid impact from 430,000 years ago discovered by scientists
2nd April 2021 | imperial.ac.uk | Ancient, Earth

Space scientists have discovered extra-terrestrial particles which point to a medium-sized asteroid impact in Antarctica 430,000 years ago.

Modern analysis of rock art: Machine learning opens new doors in archaeology
31st March 2021 phys.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Rock art of human figures created over thousands of years in Australia’s Arnhem Land has been put through a transformative machine learning study to analyse style changes over the years.

The Genetic Signal of Ancient Australians in South America Goes Deeper Than We Knew
31st March 2021 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans

The extent of Australasian influence into the ancient bloodlines of early South American cultures looks to be even greater than scientists thought, according to new research.

Light pollution from satellites ‘poses threat’ to astronomy
31st March 2021 | theguardian.com | Humans, Space

Artificial satellites and space junk orbiting the Earth can increase the brightness of the night sky, researchers have found, with experts warning such light pollution could hinder astronomers’ ability to make observations of our universe.

Identity of mysterious ‘Hobbits’ possibly found
30th March 2021 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

The extinct human lineage nicknamed “the hobbit” may not be a distant relative of modern humans as previously thought. Instead, hobbits may be members of the mysterious close relatives of modern humans known as Denisovans, and may have interbred with ancestors of modern humans on the islands of Southeast Asia, researchers say.

Scientists zero in on the role of volcanoes in the demise of dinosaurs
30th March 2021 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Earth has experienced five major mass extinction events over the past 500 million years. Massive volcanic eruptions have been identified as the major driver of the environmental changes that precipitated at least three of these extinction events.

Welsh rabbits serve up prehistoric finds on tiny Skokholm Island
30th March 2021 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Stone age tool used 9,000 years ago dug up by burrowing bunnies on an island off Pembrokeshire.

Humans Have The Biological Toolkit to Have Venomous Saliva, Study Finds
30th March 2021 | sciencealert.com | Animal Life, Humans

Could humans ever evolve venom? It’s highly unlikely that people will join rattlesnakes and platypuses among the ranks of venomous animals, but new research reveals that humans do have the tool kit to produce venom – in fact, all reptiles and mammals do.

How the brains of informed psychedelic users are different
30th March 2021 | independent.co.uk | Humans, Misc.

There is a new generation of drug users out there who possess highly detailed pharmacological and technical knowledge about the drugs they take.

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