News Desk

How ancient DNA may rewrite prehistory in India
2nd January 2019 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

New research using ancient DNA is rewriting prehistory in India – and shows that its civilisation is the result of multiple ancient migrations, writes Tony Joseph.

Indonesian tsunami volcano lost two-thirds of its height
29th December 2018 phys.org | Earth

The Indonesian volcano which caused a tsunami that killed more than 400 people last week lost more than two-thirds of its height following the eruption which triggered the killer waves.

NEW THEORY: THE UNIVERSE IS A BUBBLE, INFLATED BY DARK ENERGY
29th December 2018 futurism.com | Space

A mind-bending new theory claims to make sense not just of the expanding universe and extra dimensions, but string theory and dark energy as well.

Five Amazing Things We Learned About History From Ancient DNA In 2018
29th December 2018 | forbes.com | Humans

Every year ancient DNA research deepens our understanding of history a bit more, and 2018 was truly a remarkable year for ancient DNA research.

Incoming! A June meteor swarm could be loaded with surprises.
27th December 2018 | washingtonpost.com | Earth, Space

A new calculation shows that the tree-fall pattern in Siberia is consistent with an asteroid coming from the same area in the sky as the Taurid meteor swarm.

Fossils suggest flowers originated 50 million years earlier than thought
27th December 2018 | sciencedaily.com | Ancient, Animal Life

The discovery in China of fossil specimens of a flower called Nanjinganthus from the Early Jurassic shakes up widely accepted theories of plant evolution.

Japan confirms it will quit IWC to resume commercial whaling
26th December 2018 | theguardian.com | Animal Life, Humans

Japan will resume hunting in its waters in July but will end controversial expeditions to the Southern ocean.

Hippo-shaped asteroid skims past Earth on closest approach for 400 years
26th December 2018 | independent.co.uk | Earth, Space

Mile-long rock shaped like water-loving pachyderm is rotating lazily through space under close watch by scientists who feared it could be on a collision course.

Trees’ enemies help tropical forests maintain their biodiversity
26th December 2018 | sciencecodex.com | Earth

Researchers say this close relationship between trees and their natural enemies is the key to tropical forest diversity.

NSW council fined for destroying culturally significant Aboriginal scar tree
26th December 2018 | abc.net.au | Humans

The fine was issued to Clarence Valley Council on Friday by the New South Wales Land and Environment Court for the offence of harming an object that it knew was an Aboriginal object.

Ancient DNA can help bring Aboriginal Australian ancestors home
21st December 2018 | sciencemag.org | Ancient, Humans

Ancient DNA can reliably link Aboriginal ancestors to their living descendants, opening up the possibility of using genetics to proactively return ancient remains to their communities.

Ancient Japanese pottery includes an estimated 500 maize weevils
21st December 2018 | sciencedaily.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

This extremely rare discovery provides clues on the cultivation and distribution of chestnuts, food in the Jomon era, and the spirituality of ancient Japanese people.

Shark tooth embedded in neck of flying reptile reveals ancient airborne conflict
21st December 2018 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Animal Life

‘We now know sharks were hunting flying animals as long ago as 80 million years’

What A Virtually Untouched 4,400-year-old Ancient Egyptian Tomb Might Reveal
21st December 2018 | forbes.com | Ancient, Humans

The press release was accompanied by stunning photos of beautiful reliefs and murals, but what lies behind that glamour?

Mile-wide, potentially hazardous asteroid 2003 SD220 to swoosh by Earth on Saturday
21st December 2018 phys.org | Earth, Space

The space rock, estimated to be about a mile wide, will pass by our planet at a distance of approximately 7.34 lunar distances, what corresponds to 1.75 million miles.

A Scientist Claims The World’s Oldest Pyramid Is Hidden in an Indonesian Mountain
20th December 2018 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

A team of Indonesian scientists presented data to make their case that Gunung Padang is in fact the site of the world’s oldest known pyramid-like structure.

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