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Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Produced Global Tsunamis Up to 2.8 Miles High
5th October 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

The dinosaur-killing asteroid that slammed into Earth 66 million years ago also triggered a jumbo-size tsunami with mile-high waves in the Gulf of Mexico whose waters traveled halfway around the world, a new study finds.

How did the moon form? A supercomputer may have just found the answer
5th October 2022 | livescience.com | Ancient, Earth, Space

The moon could have formed immediately after a cataclysmic impact that tore off a chunk of Earth and hurled it into space, a new study has suggested.

‘Humble’ worm saliva can break down tough plastic
5th October 2022 | bbc.co.uk | Animal Life, Earth, Humans

One of the worst forms of plastic pollution may have met its match in the saliva of a humble worm. Spanish researchers say they’ve discovered chemicals in the wax worm’s drool that break down polyethylene, a tough and durable material.

Nootropic Mushrooms: The Fungi That Build Better Brains
4th October 2022 doubleblindmag.com | Earth, Humans, Misc.

Compounds in these medicinal fungi may be natural “smart drugs.”

Ancient footprints reveal ‘Irish Sea Serengeti’
4th October 2022 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

“It’s about 8,200 years old,” says Dr Alison Burns, pointing to a perfectly preserved human footprint pressed into ancient mud on Formby Beach. It is one of hundreds of newly discovered ancient footprints here. The first date back almost 9,000 years and the youngest of the prints are medieval – about 1,000 years old.

Nobel win for Swede who unlocked secrets of Neanderthal DNA (Update)
4th October 2022 medicalxpress.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Paabo spearheaded the development of new techniques that allowed researchers to compare the genome of modern humans and that of other hominins—the Neanderthals and Denisovans.

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.

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