News Desk

Illinois set to expunge nearly 800,000 marijuana convictions
4th July 2019 thehill.com | Humans

The bill, known as the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, permits the state to automatically grant clemency to residents who were convicted for possessing up to 30 grams of cannabis.

The Cannabis Debate: 63 per cent of Londoners think UK should follow Canada and make drug legal
4th July 2019 | standard.co.uk | Humans

Londoners overwhelmingly support the legalisation of cannabis for adult recreational use, according to a poll.

Space miners race to an asteroid worth quintillions
4th July 2019 bigthink.com | Humans, Space, Tech

Could 16 Psyche make every person on Earth a billionaire? The space mining race is heating up.

‘Hear us, see us’: a plea to the UN for Indigenous women
1st July 2019 | theguardian.com | Humans

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women represent 2% of Australia’s female population but make up 34% of all women in prison, June Oscar told the Human Rights Council on Friday.

How many people are in prison on marijuana charges?
1st July 2019 | washingtonpost.com | Humans

2.3 million Americans are behind bars — the largest prison population on the planet. Many are there for possession of marijuana when more than half the states have legalized or decriminalized it.

This was the moment a car-size asteroid exploded above Puerto Rico
1st July 2019 | independent.co.uk | Earth, Space

In what it called a “breakthrough”, the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy declared it had detected Saturday’s relatively small incoming asteroid in advance in a press statement.

A Genetic Ghost Hunt: What Ancient Humans Live On In Our DNA?
1st July 2019 blogs.discovermagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

Our DNA today is speckled with contributions from ancient hominin groups who lived alongside us, but did not survive to the present day.

Queen’s Brian May Outlines Asteroid Deflection Mission
1st July 2019 | space.com | Earth, Humans, Space, Tech

A famous astrophysicist (and guitar player) tells all about an ambitious mission to save humanity from asteroids, should one ever threaten Earth.

How Historians Can Now See Invisible Text on Ancient Manuscripts
1st July 2019 gizmodo.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The sophisticated tech requires specialized training and expensive equipment, but researchers have recently been trying to make its use more widespread.

‘Giant wombat’ fossil discovered by council workers in Australia
1st July 2019 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Animal Life

Fossilised jaw of baby diprotodon, a type of megafauna extinct for millennia, extracted in NSW by Australian Museum.

These monkeys are 3,000 years into their own ‘Stone Age’
28th June 2019 | nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Animal Life

While capuchins won’t use tools like us any time soon, the species now “has its own individual archaeological record,” scientists report.

We will rock you: the world prepares for Asteroid Day
28th June 2019 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Earth, Space, Tech

Scientists, scholars, astrophysicists, engineers, students and academics will gather in 192 countries to be part of the official United Nations’ day of awareness and education.

Move over, DNA: ancient proteins are starting to reveal humanity’s history
28th June 2019 | nature.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Proteins dating back more than one million years have been extracted from some fossils, and could help to answer some difficult questions about archaic humans.

Neanderthal groups more closely related than we thought
28th June 2019 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

DNA coaxed from 120,000-year-old Neanderthal fossils suggests that early Neanderthals from Western Europe and later Neanderthals from Siberia were closely related.

An asteroid hit Earth right after being spotted by telescope this week
28th June 2019 | cnet.com | Earth, Space

A small, harmless space rock turned into a fireball in our atmosphere. What’s unusual is that astronomers saw it beforehand.

Switzerland aims to legalise medical marijuana
28th June 2019 uk.reuters.com | Earth, Humans

The Swiss government has proposed to allow prescriptions for cannabis to treat people suffering from cancer or other serious conditions.

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