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James Webb telescope captures ‘cosmic fingerprint’ formed by two giant stars
13th October 2022 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Space

Astronomers have captured a striking image of 17 concentric dust rings resembling a cosmic fingerprint in the latest observations from the James Webb space telescope.

Scientists Can No Longer Ignore Ancient Flooding Tales
13th October 2022 | theatlantic.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Indigenous stories from the end of the last Ice Age could be more than myth.

DNA from sediments offers insights into the use of plants by humans in the Paleolithic Age
13th October 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

An international research team has extracted and analyzed plant DNA from the sediments of the Armenian “Aghitu-3” cave. About 40,000 to 25,000 years ago, the cave was used as a shelter by humans of the Upper Paleolithic.

After the ‘Great Dying,’ life on Earth took millions of years to recover. Now, scientists know why.
13th October 2022 | livescience.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

At the end of the Permian period 252 million years ago, Earth was devastated by a mass extinction that exterminated more than 90% of species on the planet. Compared with other mass extinctions, recovery from the “Great Dying” was slow: It took at least 10 million years for the planet to be repopulated and restore its diversity.

Nasa’s Dart spacecraft ‘changed path of asteroid’
12th October 2022 | bbc.co.uk | Humans, Space, Tech

The American space agency says its recent attempt to deflect the path of an asteroid was successful. Scientists have now confirmed the orbit of a 160m-wide (520ft) space rock known as Dimorphos was altered when the Dart probe struck it head on last month.

 

3D Models of A Mysterious Medieval Nanomaterial Hints at a Lost Art
12th October 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans

“Many people had assumed that technology in the Middle Ages was not particularly advanced…On the contrary: this was not the Dark Ages, but a period when metallurgy and gilding techniques were incredibly well developed.”

Discovered in the deep: the ‘forest of the weird’
12th October 2022 | theguardian.com | Animal Life, Earth, Weird

More than a mile beneath the Pacific Ocean, is a seascape of oddly shaped corals and a glass sponge named after ET.

Orionid meteor shower 2022: How to see dust from Halley’s comet
12th October 2022 | sciencefocus.com | Humans, Space

Nature’s firework display is lighting up the night skies, here’s how you can maximise your chances of spotting an Orionid.

The Trippy Truth About Amanita muscaria, The World’s Most Famous Mushroom
11th October 2022 doubleblindmag.com | Humans, Misc.

The fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) is everywhere. Just this morning, I walked past a bug collection kit in Target fashioned in the image of the unforgettable red and white-speckled mushroom…Despite this ubiquity in representation, A. muscaria is very poorly understood.

6,000-year-old skull found in cave in Taiwan possibly confirms legend of Indigenous tribe
11th October 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

A team of researchers with members from Australia, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam found a 6,000-year-old skull and femur bones in a cave in a mountainous part of Taiwan that might prove the existence of an ancient Indigenous tribe. In their paper published in the journal World Archaeology, the group describes the skull, where it was found and what it might represent.

Sacred Easter Island statues suffer ‘irreparable damage’ after volcano fire
11th October 2022 edition.cnn.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Easter Island’s towering stone heads and other archaeological elements have been charred by a fire, according to local Indigenous and Chilean authorities.

Image from: kallerna (Wiki Commons)

Ancient Mars could have been teeming with microbial life, researchers find
11th October 2022 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Space

If the hydrogen-gobbling, methane-producing microorganisms existed, they would have caused their own demise.

Ancient DNA From 1 Million Years Ago Discovered in Antarctica
11th October 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Earth

As we’re a species with ever-shrinking attention spans, it can be difficult to comprehend just how long life has been around on Earth. However, try to get your head around this one: Scientists have dug up fragments of DNA dating back 1 million years ago.

76 child sacrifice victims with their hearts ripped out found in Peru
7th October 2022 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

Radiocarbon dating needs to be done on the 76 newly uncovered skeletons, but previously found victims at Pampa La Cruz dated to between A.D. 1100 and 1200.

Tiny reptile unearthed in Scotland was ‘closely related to pterosaurs’
7th October 2022 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

After more than a century of debate, researchers have settled the mystery of a tiny, enigmatic reptile that left an impression on Scottish sandstone nearly a quarter of a billion years ago.

‘Bad’ Psychedelic Trips Don’t Have To Be Bad
5th October 2022 | vice.com | Humans, Misc.

The “bad trip” is one of the most common caveats against psychedelics. Sometimes it’s mentioned as a well-intentioned warning for first-timers and a reminder for seasoned users, while others use it as a fear-mongering tool meant to discourage any and all psychedelic experiences.

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