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2,000-Year-Old Leopard Face Painting Reconstructed From Egyptian Sarcophagus
5th March 2020 | smithsonianmag.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

The ancient Egyptians had a definite thing for cats. In addition to the domestic felines that dominated many households, big cats like leopards got their fair share of reverence, too—or so a new digital reconstruction suggests.

Hints of fossil DNA discovered in dinosaur skull
5th March 2020 | nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Tech

Scientists have spotted cellular structures—and a substance that behaves like DNA—in cartilage more than 70 million years old.

Scientists shed light on mystery of dark matter
3rd March 2020 phys.org | Space

Scientists have identified a sub-atomic particle that could have formed the “dark matter” in the Universe during the Big Bang.

Faster access to cannabis medicines in UK
3rd March 2020 | bbc.co.uk | Humans, Misc.

Patients needing cannabis-based medicines should no longer face long delays in accessing their prescriptions. Changes to importing restrictions mean UK companies can now order and hold more stocks from abroad.

Humans domesticated horses – new tech could help archaeologists figure out where and when
3rd March 2020 theconversation.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Tracing the origins of horse domestication in the prehistoric era has proven to be an exceedingly difficult task. Horses – and the people who care for them – tend to live in remote, dry or cold grassland regions, moving often and leaving only ephemeral marks in the archaeological record.

1.5 billion-year-old Earth had water everywhere, but not one continent, study suggests
3rd March 2020 | space.com | Ancient, Earth

What did Earth look like 3.2 billion years ago? New evidence suggests the planet was covered by a vast ocean and had no continents at all.

Huge ‘space snowman’ is two merging stars
3rd March 2020 | bbc.co.uk | Space, Weird

Researchers have discovered a huge snowman-shaped star with an atmospheric composition never seen before.

Santa Cruz has decriminalized magic mushrooms, ayahuasca, and peyote
3rd March 2020 | kcrw.com | Humans, Misc.

The resolution makes investigating and arresting people 21 and older for using, possessing or cultivating among the lowest priority for law enforcement. But on the federal level, hallucinogens are still Schedule 1 drugs. Using them could land you with a felony and a fine of up to $100,000 or more.

Therapists Are Unprepared to Talk to People About Taking Psychedelics
2nd March 2020 | vice.com | Humans, Misc.

The psychedelic revolution has arrived – yet psychologists still have major gaps in knowledge about going on a shrooms trip in the name of mental health.

Scientists seize rare chance to watch faraway star system evolve
2nd March 2020 phys.org | Space, Tech

A young planet located 150 light-years away has given UNSW Sydney astrophysicists a rare chance to study a planetary system in the making.

See Mars with Jupiter and Saturn in the dawn sky in March
2nd March 2020 | space.com | Space

This is a good week to check out progress of the planet Mars as it continues toward an unusually close approach to the Earth in early fall.

Ancient Wheat Genome Reveals Clues to the Agricultural Past
2nd March 2020 | the-scientist.com | Ancient, Humans

A museum sample of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian crop plant yields genomic information that helps researchers track the plant’s domestication and migration.

Marijuana could fight drug-resistant superbugs like MRSA, study stays
2nd March 2020 nypost.com | Humans, Misc.

A compound in weed could help fight off superbugs — and scientists aren’t blowing smoke. The cannabinoid compound has been found to defeat the methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, known as MRSA, according to a study by researchers at McMaster University in Canada.

Ancient flooding of Bering Strait shows us how ice sheets respond to climate change
28th February 2020 phys.org | Ancient, Earth, Humans

The debate has raged in the world of paleo-climate research for years: When did the land bridge that once connected Asia and North America flood?

A New Mini-Moon Was Found Orbiting Earth. There Will Be More.
28th February 2020 | nytimes.com | Space

Earth gets a new moon most months, but this month, we got two.

The photographer fighting to save an ancient culture
28th February 2020 | bbc.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

In the dense Amazonian rainforests that sprawl across the Brazilian-Venezuelan border, one of South America’s largest indigenous tribes fears for their future.

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