News Desk

Discarded ostrich shells provide timeline for our early African ancestors
3rd May 2021 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Archeologists have learned a lot about our ancestors by rummaging through their garbage piles, which contain evidence of their diet and population levels as the local flora and fauna changed over time.

Modelling the ‘superhighways’ travelled by First Australians
29th April 2021 | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Indigenous Australians have long pointed out that their ancestors have lived on and cared for this continent since time immemorial. Hampered by entrenched misconceptions and outdated curricula, it’s only in recent decades – with discoveries like Mungo Man and Mungo Lady – that science has started to catch up.

Earth’s crust is way, way older than we thought
29th April 2021 | | Ancient, Earth

Earth’s continents have been leaking nutrients into the ocean for at least 3.7 billion years, new research suggests.

Was North America populated by ‘stepping stone’ migration across Bering Sea?
29th April 2021 | Ancient, Earth, Humans

For thousands of years during the last ice age, generations of maritime migrants paddled skin boats eastward across shallow ocean waters from Asia to present-day Alaska.

Non-hallucinogenic psychedelics: scientists close in on compound
29th April 2021 | | Humans, Misc.

Researchers have identified a psychedelic that doesn’t trigger hallucinations, a key discovery that could allow scientists to accelerate the development of easy-to-use treatments for mental health and neurological conditions.

Research into early use of fire could help solve human evolution mystery
29th April 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

New discovery shows early humans were using fire at least 900,000 years ago, leading experts to suggest that that ability to cook food led to major otherwise inexplicable changes in human gut anatomy, dentition, facial shape and increased brain size

Archaeologists Find Oldest Home in Human History, Dating to 2 Million Years Ago
28th April 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists have found the oldest home in hominin history. Unsurprisingly, it is a cave: Wonderwerk Cave in the Kalahari Desert.

Neandertals don’t deserve their bad, dim-witted reputation
28th April 2021 | Ancient, Humans

On March 3, 2021, the governors of Texas and Mississippi announced that they were lifting their respective mask mandates, prompting criticism from President Biden, who called the move “Neanderthal thinking.” Biden was implying that lifting the mandates was a primitive act — but this understanding of Neandertals is an outdated stereotype, unsupported by modern research.

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The pioneering technology that is uncovering the mysteries of the ‘kraken’
28th April 2021 | Animal Life, Humans

The legend of the “kraken” has captivated humans for millennia. Stories of deep-sea squid dragging sailors and even entire ships to their doom can be found in everything from ancient Greek mythology to modern-day movie blockbusters.

This Weird ‘Horned’ Crocodile Could Represent a New Branch on The Tree of Life
28th April 2021 | | Ancient, Animal Life

An extinct ‘horned’ crocodile that once called Madagascar home has finally found its place on the tree of life, according to a new study of two skulls stored at the American Museum of Natural History.

Climate change: A small green rock’s warning about our future
28th April 2021 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans

It’s an unassuming rock, greenish in colour, and just over 4cm in its longest dimension. And yet this little piece of sandstone holds important clues to all our futures.

What triangular patterns on rocks may reveal about human ancestors
27th April 2021 | Ancient, Humans

The Pleistocene epoch, which started 2.6 million years ago and lasted until about 11,700 years ago, was crucially important for our hominin ancestors.

New discoveries in Saqqara’s ancient tombs are rewriting Egyptian history
27th April 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

In recent months a series of discoveries down shafts in Saqqara, Egypt, has captivated the world of archaeology

Pink supermoon set to brighten UK night skies
26th April 2021 | | Earth, Humans, Space

Celestial event due to take place shortly before sunset on Tuesday and will be visible until next morning

Stalagmites Embody Clock-Like Chronicles of Time Over Thousands of Years
26th April 2021 | | Ancient, Earth

Deep underground, in mysterious caverns that seem almost measureless to humans, caves have devised their own strange ways of keeping time as the eternities pass by.

Secrets of a tree whisperer: ‘They get along, they listen – they’re attuned’
26th April 2021 | | Earth, Humans

When Suzanne Simard made her extraordinary discovery – that trees could communicate and cooperate through subterranean networks of fungi – the scientific establishment underreacted.

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