News Desk

Sacred Native American site in Arizona blasted for border wall construction
10th February 2020 | msn.com | Ancient, Humans

The contractor that is building President Donald Trump’s border wall in southwestern Arizona began blasting this week through a site that the Native American O’odham people consider sacred to make way for newer, taller barriers.

Amazon rainforest: The 90-year-old trying to stop destruction
9th February 2020 | bbc.co.uk | Animal Life, Earth, Humans

Reporters are given rare access to a once-in-a-generation meeting of indigenous groups trying to save the Amazon.

Solar Orbiter: Sun mission primed for launch
9th February 2020 | bbc.co.uk | Space, Tech

Europe’s audacious Solar Orbiter probe is all set to lift off on its quest to study the Sun from close quarters.

What if Earth were a super-Earth?
9th February 2020 | livescience.com | Space

For nearly four years, NASA’s Kepler spacecraft whisked through space, surveying our corner of the galaxy. It monitored more than 150,000 stars, looking for planets about the size of Earth that belonged to other solar systems.

February full moon 2020: A (sort of) ‘super’ Snow Moon rises with Mercury
9th February 2020 | space.com | Space

The full moon of February, called the Snow Moon, will occur in the eastern U.S. during the wee hours of Sunday, Feb. 9, about a day before reaching perigee, the closest point to Earth in its orbit — creating a full moon that appears slightly larger than average.

Rosetta’s ‘rubber ducky’ comet changed color as it neared the sun. Here’s why.
8th February 2020 | space.com | Space, Tech

According to a new paper published Feb. 5 in the journal Nature, the color change is a signal of a water cycle on the first comet ever visited by a human probe.

1,200-year-old ‘gumdrop’ might have belonged to elite gamer at UK monastery
8th February 2020 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

What looks like a tasty, blue gumdrop decorated with white frosting is actually a 1,200-year-old glass “king” piece that may have belonged to an elite gamer, according to Durham University, and DigVentures.

The Experiments Revealing How Marijuana Could Treat Dementia
8th February 2020 | discovermagazine.com | Humans, Misc.

Slightly stoned mice show marijuana may fight age-related memory loss.

‘Flammable ice’ discovery offers up clue to life on other planets
8th February 2020 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Scientists studying so-called ‘flammable ice’ in the Sea of Japan have made a startling discovery—the existence of life within microscopic bubbles.

D.C. has chance to decriminalize ‘magic’ mushrooms
8th February 2020 | washingtontimes.com | Humans, Misc.

D.C. voters would have the opportunity in November to make the District the fourth U.S. city to decriminalize psychedelic, or “magic,” mushrooms if activists collect enough signatures for a ballot initiative.

British ‘X-Files’ of UFO sightings is going public
6th February 2020 | livescience.com | Earth, Humans, Space, Weird

The U.K.’s Ministry of Defense will publish secret UFO reports for the first time.

Spectacular rainbow cloud in space spawned by cosmic showdown between stars
6th February 2020 | space.com | Space, Weird

The red giant star engulfed its smaller stellar companion.

10,000-year-old skeleton challenges theory of how humans arrived in Americas
6th February 2020 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

The discovery of a 10,000-year-old skeleton in an underwater cave in Mexico provides new evidence humans did not first arrive in the Americas as a single population as “traditional” theory holds, but came from various areas, researchers claim.

Mud wasps used to date Australia’s aboriginal rock art
6th February 2020 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

When the veteran telecoms engineer Damien Finch went on a three-week bush walk in Australia’s Kimberley region, he became enthralled with its rock art. “I couldn’t believe how little was known about them; we didn’t even know how old they were,” Damien said.

After 2,000 Years, These Seeds Have Finally Sprouted
6th February 2020 | theatlantic.com | Ancient, Earth

Six date seeds as old as the Dead Sea Scrolls are now flourishing as trees on a kibbutz. Their names are Adam, Jonah, Uriel, Boaz, Judith, and Hannah, and their ages are—well, actually, this one’s a bit complicated.

Cuttlefish eat less for lunch when they know there’ll be shrimp for dinner
5th February 2020 phys.org | Animal Life

When cuttlefish know that shrimp—their favourite food—will be available in the evening, they eat fewer crabs during the day. This capacity to make decisions based on future expectations reveals complex cognitive abilities.

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