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Archaeologists prepare to open huge granite sarcophagus in Egypt
12th July 2018 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans

The sarcophagus has become a source of excitement because a layer of mortar between the body and the lid indicates its contents have lain undisturbed since it was buried.

Ancient Humans Lived in China 2.1 Million Years Ago
12th July 2018 | theatlantic.com | Ancient, Humans

The discovery of stone tools—the oldest ever found outside of Africa—dramatically shifts the story of hominin migration, researchers say.

No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists
12th July 2018 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans

Researchers say it is time to drop the idea that modern humans originated from a single population in a single location.

Mexico earthquake leads to discovery of ancient temple
12th July 2018 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

The temple is nestled inside the Teopanzolco pyramid in Morelos state, 70km south of Mexico City. It is thought to date back to 1150 and to belong to the Tlahuica culture, one of the Aztec peoples living in central Mexico.

Ancient Romans May Have Hunted Whales to Oblivion in the Mediterranean
12th July 2018 | haaretz.com | Ancient, Animal Life

Romans hunted gray and right whales to extinction in local waters, archaeologists postulate after studying mysterious bones in ancient Roman fish-salting factories in Gibraltar.

High-Energy ‘Ghost Particle’ Traced to Distant Galaxy in Astronomy Breakthrough
12th July 2018 | space.com | Space, Tech

Astronomers have traced a high-energy neutrino to its cosmic source for the first time ever, solving a century-old mystery in the process.

The study of neanderthals’ tartar reveals the widespread consumption of plants as a subsistence strategy
10th July 2018 | heritagedaily.com | Ancient, Humans

This research shows that the use of plants was a widespread, deeply-rooted subsistence strategy of the Neanderthals.

Two-headed ancient Egyptian mummy shown to public for 1st time
10th July 2018 | rt.com | Ancient, Humans

A mummy from ancient Egypt combining the heads of a girl and a crocodile was photographed for the first time. The mummy has been hidden from the public eye for more than a century.

Why Do Yellowstone National Park Landmarks Honor Murderers?
10th July 2018 | care2.com | Humans

The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association has put in an application to change Hayden Valley to Buffalo Nations Valley — and to change Mount Doane to First Peoples Mountain.

Earth’s Oldest Color Dates Back More Than 1 Billion Years
10th July 2018 | livescience.com | Earth, Weird

Is bright pink the new black? Well, not exactly, but it is the world’s oldest-known color, according to new research.

Polish Archaeologists Find Medieval ‘Witch’ Skeleton
10th July 2018 archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com | Ancient, Humans

The skeleton had holes drilled in her bones so she couldn’t rise from the dead. In Poland, women accused of witchcraft were reportedly typically the lovers or wives of wealthy members of society.

Coming soon to a lab near you? Genetically modified cannabis
10th July 2018 | nature.com | Earth, Humans

Scientists might be able to draw from new sources of cannabis compounds for research.

Queen’s Brian May Will Rock You with This Stereo Image of Asteroid Ryugu
10th July 2018 | space.com | Humans

Once a rock star has already conquered Earth, what’s left but to bring his artistic interests to space?

Roman-Era Clay Tablet With Verses From Homer’s Odyssey Unearthed In Ancient Olympia
10th July 2018 archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient tablet engraved with 13 verses of the Odyssey in the ancient city of Olympia, southern Greece, in what could be the earliest record of the epic poem.

Scientists in Argentina discover ‘first giant’ dinosaur, pushing evolution of gigantism back 30 million years
10th July 2018 | telegraph.co.uk | Ancient, Animal Life

The find, published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, has prompted paleontologists to rethink the evolution of dinosaurs.

Monsanto ‘bullied scientists’ and hid weedkiller cancer risk, lawyer tells court
10th July 2018 | theguardian.com | Animal Life, Earth, Humans

As ill California man’s landmark case begins, attorney attacks Roundup maker’s response to researchers’ findings.

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