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Surprising DNA found in ancient people from southern Europe
17th March 2019 | nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Humans

A study of 8,000 years of genetics from Spain and Portugal yields a surprisingly complex picture of the inhabitants’ ancestry.

The ‘F’ and ‘V’ Sounds Might Only Be A Few Thousand Years Old
17th March 2019 blogs.discovermagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

These new sounds became possible when agriculture put softer foods on our plates, causing teeth to go through less wear and tear.

Geologic evidence supports theory that major cosmic impact event occurred approximately 12,800 years ago
14th March 2019 phys.org | Ancient, Earth

More evidence of a cosmic impact, this time from south of the equator, that likely caused climate change and megafaunal extinctions.

Small asteroid to sweep closer than moon’s distance
14th March 2019 earthsky.org | Earth, Humans, Space, Tech

The space rock has an estimated size of 75 feet in diameter, so it’s slightly larger than the asteroid that penetrated the atmosphere over the skies of Chelyabinsk, Russia, on February 15, 2013.

Alaska Approves On-Site Marijuana Use
14th March 2019 | rollingstone.com | Humans

The state will begin licensing dispensaries on April 11th, though it will likely take several months before dispensaries start to implement smoking sections.

‘Hobbit’ human story gets a twist, thanks to thousands of rat bones
13th March 2019 | nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Humans

H. floresiensis’ departure from Liang Bua may simply be because they—and the others—left in search of more open environments.

Scientists ‘Wake Up’ Ancient Woolly Mammoth Cells in High-Tech Experiment
13th March 2019 | geek.com | Ancient, Animal Life

While there won’t be any woolly mammoths rising from the grave soon, the experiment could help scientists explore alternative resurrection methods in the future.

People with dwarfism and cleft palate may have been revered in ancient times
13th March 2019 | sciencemag.org | Ancient, Humans

Scientists are finding that people with rare diseases often enjoyed the support of their societies, survived well into adulthood, and were buried with their communities, not as marginalized outsiders.

Rare ‘Portable’ Paleolithic Art Depicts a Mysterious Scene Involving Birds and Humans
13th March 2019 gizmodo.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Dating back more than 12,000 years, this extraordinary example of rock art features a scene involving birds and humans—a rarity for the Paleolithic Period on several accounts.

Researchers Test 1,000-Year-Old Viking General’s DNA, Prove Themselves Wrong
13th March 2019 | theepochtimes.com | Ancient, Humans

“It’s actually a woman, somewhere over the age of 30 and fairly tall, too, measuring around 5 feet 6 inches tall,” Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson, an archaeologist at Uppsala University told The Local.

Democratic 2020 candidates voice strong support for marijuana legalisation
13th March 2019 | independent.co.uk | Humans

‘The war on drugs has not been a war on drugs, it’s been a war on people,’ says Cory Booker.

Democratic 2020 candidates roll up to support marijuana legalisation
11th March 2019 | theguardian.com | Humans

The cascade of pro-legalisation candidates is a reflection of a country where attitudes towards marijuana have shifted dramatically.

UK’s first medical cannabis clinic opens in Greater Manchester
11th March 2019 | independent.co.uk | Earth, Humans

Private centre launched by professor who helped young epilepsy sufferer Alfie Dingley secure cannabis licence.

If We Blow Up an Asteroid, It Might Put Itself Back Together
11th March 2019 | nytimes.com | Space, Tech

Despite what Hollywood tells us, stopping an asteroid from creating an extinction-level event by blowing it up may not work.

Proposed NASA SmallSat Mission Could Be First To Visit Pallas, Our Third Largest Asteroid
11th March 2019 | forbes.com | Space, Tech

This remnant protoplanet, in fact, remains the largest unexplored planetary body inside the orbit of Neptune.

Archaeologists Have Discovered Lost Civil War Tunnels Under Alcatraz Prison
11th March 2019 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans

These hidden tunnels and rooms are all that’s left of the military base on the 20 hectare (50 acre) island, a facility built to keep San Francisco safe from invasion.

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