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Mexico’s 1,500-year-old unknown pyramids
2nd October 2022 | bbc.com | Ancient, Humans

Built by indigenous masons, these 1,500-year-old pyramids are still standing strong, held together by sticky juice from the prickly pear cactus.

Study of meteorites suggests Earth’s composition was changed by collisional erosion
2nd October 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Earth, Space

A team of researchers from Université Clermont Auvergne, working with a colleague from Universität Bayreuth, has found evidence that suggests the Earth’s composition changed over time during its early years via collisional erosion.

Narwhals Are So Weird, Scientists Used Chaos Theory to Explain Their Behavior
2nd October 2022 | sciencealert.com | Animal Life, Weird

Narwhals are enigmatic marine mammals, fascinating us with their unique appearance and secretive lifestyles under the Arctic sea ice.

Rewriting the history of feathered dinosaurs
30th September 2022 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Animal Life

Since 1996, nearly 50 new feathered dinosaur species have emerged from the fossil fields of China. Paleontologists thought they had a good idea of the diversity of these fluffy carnivores. But a recent finding left them scratching their heads.

New research suggests psychedelic drugs can be almost as life altering as near-death experiences
30th September 2022 | psypost.org | Humans, Misc.

A recent new study compares the transformational effects of NDEs and psychedelics, conducted by researchers at John Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US.

Ruff day? Dogs can detect if people are stressed, research finds
30th September 2022 | theguardian.com | Animal Life, Humans

Whether it’s a tricky maths problem or an unexpected bill, daily life is full of stressful experiences. Now researchers have found that humans produce a different odour when under pressure – and dogs can sniff it out.

Milky Way’s graveyard of dead stars found
30th September 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Space

The first map of the “galactic underworld”—a chart of the corpses of once massive suns that have since collapsed into black holes and neutron stars—has revealed a graveyard that stretches three times the height of the Milky Way, and that almost a third of the objects have been flung out from the galaxy altogether.

Amazing New Fossils Provide Earliest Known Traces of The Evolution of Our Jaws And Limbs
30th September 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Road excavations in China’s Guizhou Province have unearthed a trove of ancient fish fossils. As a part of rock layers known as the Rongxi Formation, the newfossil bed is filled with never-before-seen species that push back the dates of our first jawed animal ancestors by about 15 million years.

See the striking facial reconstruction of a Paleolithic woman who lived 31,000 years ago
28th September 2022 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

In 1881, archaeologists unearthed the skull of a human buried inside a cave in Mladeč, a village in what is now the Czech Republic. At the time, researchers dated the skull to about 31,000 years ago and classified the individual as male. But they were wrong about the Stone Age person’s sex, a new study finds.

Evidence of the use of baby carriers 10,000 years ago
28th September 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

It seems logical enough: even in their earliest history, humans must have needed something to carry their babies around in as they moved from place to place. But because little hard evidence of this exists—no infant-sling fabrics discernible in archeological digs, and very few prehistoric baby burials, besides—it’s been anybody’s guess that the practice actually took place.

The Milky Way is ‘rippling’ like a pond, and scientists may finally know why
27th September 2022 | livescience.com | Ancient, Space

Imagine the Milky Way’s 100 billion stars as a flat, tranquil pool of water. Now, picture someone dropping a stone the size of 400 million suns into that water. The tranquility is shattered. Wave after wave of energy ripples across the galaxy’s surface, jostling and bouncing its stars in a chaotic dance that takes eons to calm.

Second ancient canoe – this one 3,000 years old – found in Wisconsin lake
27th September 2022 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans

A 3,000-year-old canoe has been found in Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin, less than a year after another historical canoe dating back more than a millennium was discovered in the same body of water.

Dimorphos: Nasa flies spacecraft into asteroid in direct hit
27th September 2022 | bbc.co.uk | Humans, Space, Tech

The American space agency’s Dart probe has smashed into an asteroid, destroying itself in the process. The collision was intentional and designed to test whether space rocks that might threaten Earth could be nudged safely out of the way.

Fears for Indigenous rock art as construction begins on WA’s Burrup peninsula
27th September 2022 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans

Traditional custodians fighting to protect ancient rock art on the Burrup peninsula have raised concerns that construction work has begun at multiple sites despite the federal government ordering a cultural heritage assessment of the area.

Study finds famous Australian caves are up to 500,000 years older than we thought – and it could help explain a megafauna mystery
27th September 2022 theconversation.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

South Australia’s Naracoorte Caves is one of the world’s best fossil sites, containing a record spanning more than half a million years. Among the remains preserved in layers of sand are the bones of many iconic Australian megafauna species that became extinct between 48,000 and 37,000 years ago.

Ancient Mayan cities are heavily contaminated with mercury
26th September 2022 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

A review in Frontiers in Environmental Science has shown that this mercury pollution comes from the ancient Mayans, who appeared to use a lot of the compound at certain points in their long history.

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