News Desk

Plan for Scotland’s first medical cannabis clinic in Aberdeen
17th February 2020 | bbc.co.uk | Humans, Misc.

Medical cannabis was legalised in the UK in November 2018, allowing doctors to prescribe it in certain situations. Sapphire Medical Clinic plans to be the first clinic to “prescribe medical cannabis for all conditions acknowledged to benefit”.

How rainbow-chasing chemists put the twinkle in modern astronomy’s eye
14th February 2020 | space.com | Humans, Space

Prisms are fascinating: White light goes in and a rainbow comes out. But for a long time, people assumed that the prism was somehow generating those colors.

Not just a space potato’: Nasa unveils ‘astonishing’ details of most distant object ever visited
14th February 2020 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Space, Tech

It’s red, it’s cold, it’s 4bn years old: Nasa data from Arrokoth reveals ‘profound truths’ about the solar system

Bees and flowers have had the world’s longest love affair. Now it’s in danger
14th February 2020 | theguardian.com

The oldest love affair in history is between the bee and the flower. It began more than 100m years ago, when nature devised a more efficient way than winds for plants to procreate.

Nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions in Los Angeles County will be dismissed, district attorney says
14th February 2020 edition.cnn.com | Humans, Misc.

Nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions in Los Angeles County will be dismissed thanks in part to state laws that paved the way for the action, the county district attorney said Thursday.

SPIRIT MOLECULES
14th February 2020 | projectcbd.org | Humans, Misc.

Humans love finding ways to alter their consciousness, and psychedelic plants have long provided a way to do so. Why do these plants produce intoxicating compounds?

Asteroid experts catch final glimpse of Solar Orbiter
13th February 2020 phys.org | Space, Tech

ESA’s Planetary Defence team observed the rare moment in which an object escaped our planet’s gravity, in contrast to their normal objects of study—potentially hazardous rocks that could strike it.

800-year-old spiral rock carvings marked the solstices for Native Americans
13th February 2020 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

The Pueblo people created rock carvings in the Mesa Verde region of the Southwest United States about 800 years ago to mark the position of the sun on the longest and shortest days of the year, archaeologists now say.

Have humans evolved beyond nature?
13th February 2020 | independent.co.uk | Humans

Manuel Berdoy ponders what we as a species want and who we actually are.

Scientists find evidence of ‘ghost population’ of ancient humans
13th February 2020 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans

Scientists have found evidence for a mysterious “ghost population” of ancient humans that lived in Africa about half a million years ago and whose genes live on in people today.

Zahi Hawass recommends Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs be taught in schools
13th February 2020 | egyptindependent.com | Ancient, Humans

Prominent Egyptologist and former Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass implored Minister of Education Tarek Shawky assign schools to begin teaching ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, during a television interview with the “Al-Hayah al-Yom” program on Tuesday.

SCIENTISTS REVEAL STRANGE ‘GOLF BALL’ ASTEROID
12th February 2020 | independent.co.uk | Space, Weird

Scientists have discovered an asteroid with such a strange surface that they have named it the “golf ball”. The rock is the most heavily cratered object ever to be seen in the asteroid belt and is “like discovering a new world”, according to the researchers who found it. And in addition to the strange holes, it also has a mysterious “bright spot” on its surface.

Is an Aboriginal tale of an ancient volcano the oldest story ever told?
12th February 2020 | sciencemag.org | Ancient, Humans

Long ago, four giant beings arrived in southeast Australia. Three strode out to other parts of the continent, but one crouched in place. His body transformed into a volcano called Budj Bim, and his teeth became the lava the volcano spat out.

Tens of Paleolithic caves, rock shelters identified in southwest Iran
12th February 2020 | tehrantimes.com | Ancient, Humans

TEHRAN – A total of 59 caves and rock shelters, estimated to date from the Paleolithic era, have recently been discovered in an archaeological survey carried out near the city of Izeh, southwestern Khuzestan province.

The necropolis of Asyut as an important element of Egypt’s cultural memory
12th February 2020 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

About 4,000 years ago, Asyut was an important cultural center in Middle Egypt. The ancient city with its temples, palaces, libraries, and houses later disappeared under Nile flood sediments and modern construction, which is why its sights have never become as popular as those in Thebes or Luxor.

The lost continent of Zealandia hides clues to the Ring of Fire’s birth
11th February 2020 | livescience.com | Ancient, Earth

The hidden undersea continent of Zealandia underwent an upheaval at the time of the birth of the Pacific Ring of Fire.

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