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Environmental conditions of early humans in Europe
11th September 2021 | Ancient, Humans

Understanding the environmental conditions under which early humans dispersed out of Africa is important for understanding the factors that affected human evolution.

The lost generation of ancient trees
11th September 2021 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Inside some of our most magnificent trees, miniature worlds are at risk of extinction. The race is on to accelerate trees’ ageing process, so these intricate communities aren’t lost forever

Meet the Scientists Investigating a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid
9th September 2021 | | Ancient, Humans, Space

Right now, a spacecraft is carrying a very special delivery to Earth after a years-long voyage to a cosmic destination that can shed light on how life might have first emerged on our planet and how we can protect it from future cosmic hazards.

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It’s still not fully understood how placebos work – but an alternative theory of consciousness could hold some clues
9th September 2021 | Humans, Misc.

The ability of the mind to generate the symptoms of illness is known as the “nocebo” effect. The nocebo effect is the unpopular twin brother of the placebo effect. Whereas the placebo effect alleviates pain and the symptoms of illness, the nocebo effect does the opposite: it generates pain and symptoms.

Late Neanderthals used complex tool-making techniques
9th September 2021 | Ancient, Humans

Neanderthals living in the Swabian Jura more than 45,000 years ago used sophisticated techniques with many different production strategies to make stone tools.

The worldview-changing drugs poised to go mainstream
9th September 2021 | | Humans, Misc.

The growing legitimacy of psychedelics as therapies promises to transform how we view the extraordinary.

Viruses may exist ‘elsewhere in the universe’, warns scientist
8th September 2021 | | Humans, Space

Prof Paul Davies suggests viruses may form vital part of ecosystems on other planets.

The strange race to track down a missing billion years
8th September 2021 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans

A billion years have vanished from the geological record – and over 152 years after this was first discovered, scientists can’t agree on why.

Dark regions of the genome may drive the evolution of new species
7th September 2021 | | Animal Life, Humans

Genetic “dark matter” may drive the emergence of new species, new research finds.

‘Green Arabia’ was a crucial migration route for early humans
7th September 2021 | Ancient, Earth, Humans

The new research establishes northern Arabia as a critical migration pathway in the storied history of our species

Bristol manuscript fragments of the famous Merlin legend among the oldest of their kind
7th September 2021 | Ancient, Humans

Medieval manuscript fragments discovered in Bristol that tell part of the story of Merlin the magician, one of the most famous characters from Arthurian legend, have been identified by academics from the Universities of Bristol and Durham as some of the earliest surviving examples of that section of the narrative.

‘A Complex Form of Empathy’: Boars Hatch Breakout Plan to Save Two Caged Piglets
7th September 2021 | | Animal Life

A wild boar carried out a daring mission to free two piglets from a trap, demonstrating high levels of intelligence and empathy, a new paper published in Scientific Reports shows

New evidence supports idea that America’s first civilization was made up of ‘sophisticated’ engineers
3rd September 2021 | Ancient, Humans

The Native Americans who occupied the area known as Poverty Point in northern Louisiana more than 3,000 years ago long have been believed to be simple hunters and gatherers. But new Washington University in St. Louis archaeological findings paint a drastically different picture of America’s first civilization.

Mysterious object called ‘The Accident’ has been careening through the Milky Way for 10 billion years
3rd September 2021 | | Space

It’s not quite a star, and it’s not quite a planet — but it’s soaring through the Milky Way, much closer than we thought.

Beer Was Drunk in China 9,000 Years Ago, But It Likely Wasn’t For Recreation
3rd September 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists have discovered some of the oldest artifacts ever found to be associated with beer, in a haul from Qiaotou in southern China dating back 9,000 years. However, it appears the ancient drinkers in question weren’t in it simply for a buzz.

Ancient monument linked to King Arthur is older than Stonehenge, research finds
29th August 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

A mysterious stone tomb in western England — known as Arthur’s Stone because of its links to the mythical King Arthur — originated almost 6,000 years ago as part of an elaborate “ceremonial landscape” across the whole area, according to archaeologists.

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