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Asteroid’s surprise close approach illustrates need for more eyes on the sky
7th August 2019 phys.org | Earth, Space

Archival records from sky surveys show it had previously been observed but wasn’t recognised as a near-Earth asteroid.

More People Die Defending the Environment in a Year Than UK and Australian Soldiers Combined
7th August 2019 earther.gizmodo.com | Earth, Humans

The study used data on the number of environmental defender deaths collected from the international human rights group Global Witness.

Recursive Language and Modern Imagination were Acquired Simultaneously 70,000 Years Ago
6th August 2019 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

A genetic mutation that slowed down the development of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in two or more children may have triggered a cascade of events leading to acquisition of recursive language and modern imagination 70,000 years ago.

Neanderthals Should Join Homo Sapiens on the Family Tree
1st August 2019 | bloomberg.com | Ancient, Humans

The term “Homo sapiens” is no longer working so well. Neither is the closely related term, “modern humans,” used to describe us and fossils of long-dead people who looked something like us.

The Mesoamerican attraction to magnetism
1st August 2019 news.harvard.edu | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Study suggests they both understood the phenomenon and had uses for it.

Divers Uncover Ancient Temple Submerged Within The ‘Egyptian Atlantis’
1st August 2019 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans

It’s been estimated that only about 5 percent of the city has so far been revealed.

The future of asteroid tracking
1st August 2019 | axios.com | Space, Tech

Scientists continue to find dangerous asteroids in Earth’s vicinity, but to fully capture the threat these nearby space rocks pose, they need tools that aren’t in operation now and may not be for years to come.

RNA recovered and sequenced from 14,000-year-old mummified wolf
1st August 2019 newatlas.com | Ancient, Animal Life

Sample from an ancient canid gives a first look at the new field of paleo-transcriptomics.

99 percent of species have gone extinct. A new study looks at our odds of avoiding that fate.
1st August 2019 | vox.com | Ancient, Animal Life

Researchers use mathematical models to estimate extinction from natural causes.

New York decriminalises use of cannabis
30th July 2019 | independent.co.uk | Humans

The move, which would make possession of a small amount of the drug a violation rather than a felony, was signed into law by governor Andrew Cuomo.

Divers Find Remains of Ancient Temple in Sunken Egyptian City
30th July 2019 | livescience.com | Humans, Tech

Divers swimming through Heracleion have discovered a trove of artifacts, including the remains of a temple, gold jewelry, coins and the missing piece of a ceremonial boat,

Cannabis ‘to be legalised in the UK’ within five to ten years, say MPs
30th July 2019 | bbc.co.uk | Earth, Humans

A group of cross-party MPs who’ve been on a fact-finding trip to Canada predict the UK will fully legalise cannabis use within five to ten years.

How Astronomers Missed the Massive Asteroid That Just Whizzed Past Earth
29th July 2019 | livescience.com | Humans, Space, Tech

Astronomers in Brazil and the United States separately discovered 2019 OK a couple of days ago, but it’s surprise visit was only announced a couple of hours before it passed by.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Fights Back With Clean Energy
29th July 2019 | forbes.com | Earth, Humans

The Sioux Nation is fighting back by building the largest solar energy farm in North Dakota.

We Now Know How The Cannabis Plant Produces Its Super-Strength, Pain-Killing Compounds
25th July 2019 | iflscience.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

The team behind the research hope their findings might one day help us create new painkillers that come without the troublesome side effect of potential addiction.

Were These 3,500-Year-Old Carvings of Nude Women Used As Ancient Fertility Drug?
25th July 2019 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

An inscribed ancient Egyptian scarab and five clay tablets with carvings of naked women have been found in Rehob, a 3,500-year-old city in Israel.

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