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Sinuses offer new way of studying the evolution of ancient humans
26th October 2022 | nhm.ac.uk | Ancient, Humans

The changing shape of the frontal sinuses is helping to reveal more about how modern humans, and our ancient relatives, evolved.

‘Personal Use’ of Heroin, MDMA and Cocaine Has Been Decriminalised in the ACT
26th October 2022 | vice.com | Humans, Misc.

People caught with small amounts of illicit drugs, like cocaine, ice, heroin and speed, will be spared criminal charges in the Australian Capital Territory from 2023, after the territory government became the first in Australia to agree to decriminalising personal possession.

Native American Church Asks Congress for Peyote Funding
25th October 2022 doubleblindmag.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Leaders of the Native American Church of North America (NACNA) held multiple meetings with congressional offices last month to advocate that federal funding be dedicated toward efforts to preserve habitats where peyote can be grown.

50,000-year-old DNA reveals the first-ever look at a Neanderthal family
25th October 2022 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

Nestled in a cave in the snowy Altai Mountains of Siberia, fragmented bones and teeth have revealed the first-ever glimpse of a Neanderthal family. More than 50,000 years ago, a group of adults and kids died while sheltering at their hunting camp…

Geomagnetic fields reveal the truth behind Biblical narratives
25th October 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

A joint study by TAU and the Hebrew University, involving 20 researchers from different countries and disciplines, has accurately dated 21 destruction layers at 17 archaeological sites in Israel by reconstructing the direction and/or intensity of the earth’s magnetic field recorded in burnt remnants.

UK had at least two genetically distinct human groups at end of last ice age, DNA reveals
25th October 2022 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans

Britain was home to at least two genetically distinct groups of humans at the end of the last ice age, the oldest human DNA from the UK has revealed.

Scientists Have Developed a New Explanation for Consciousness
25th October 2022 scitechdaily.com | Humans

According to a new theory, choices are formed unconsciously and become conscious around half a second later.

World’s oldest complete star map, lost for millennia, found inside medieval manuscript
23rd October 2022 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans, Space

The map segment, which was found beneath the text on a sheet of medieval parchment, is thought to be a copy of the long-lost star catalog of the second century B.C. Greek astronomer Hipparchus, who made the earliest known attempt to chart the entire night sky.

Central Asia identified as a key region for human ancestors
23rd October 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

The interior of Central Asia has been identified as a key route for some of the earliest hominin migrations across Asia in a new study led by Dr. Emma Finestone, Assistant Curator of Human Origins at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History…

Weird ‘Borg’ DNA May Have Assimilated Microbes For Billions of Years
23rd October 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Earth, Weird

Strange libraries of supplementary genes nicknamed “Borg” DNA appear to supercharge the microbes that possess them, giving them an uncanny ability to metabolize materials in their environment faster than their competitors

Pioneering research directly dates the earliest milk use in prehistoric Europe
19th October 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

A new study has shown milk was used by the first farmers from Central Europe in the early Neolithic era around 7,400 years ago, advancing humans’ ability to gain sustenance from milk and establishing the early foundations of the dairy industry.

Why is the American right suddenly so interested in psychedelic drugs?
19th October 2022 | theguardian.com | Humans, Misc.

Magic mushrooms are no magic cure for society’s ills, and a substance as powerful as psychedelics can be dangerous if it falls into the wrong hands.

Astronomers Have A New Theory Why Uranus Spins On Its Side
19th October 2022 discovermagazine.com | Ancient, Space, Weird

One of the most bizarre phenomena in our Solar System is the strange way that Uranus spins on its side. That’s a puzzle because all the other planets spin upright. What could have happened to make Uranus so different, particularly from its neighbor Neptune, which formed at the same time in similar circumstances?

The Oldest Surviving Book in the Americas
19th October 2022 | nytimes.com | Ancient, Humans

Dating from 1100, the fourth known Maya codex reveals this ancient civilization’s staggering understandings of — and reverence for — time, the cosmos and the role of the human scribe.

This Unusual Asteroid Keeps Spinning Faster, And We Don’t Know Why
19th October 2022 | sciencealert.com | Humans, Space

The near-Earth asteroid responsible for the spectacular annual Geminids meteor shower has been caught doing something really unexpected.

New analysis of obsidian blades reveals dynamic Neolithic social networks
18th October 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

An analysis of obsidian artifacts excavated during the 1960s at two prominent archaeological sites in southwestern Iran suggests that the networks Neolithic people formed in the region as they developed agriculture are larger and more complex than previously believed, according to a new study by Yale researchers.

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