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What Happens When You Swap a Human Gene With a Neanderthal’s?
15th February 2021 | wired.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Now that we’ve gotten a look at the genomes of archaic humans, researchers are trying to determine whether our differences are due to genetics.

World’s oldest known beer factory may have been unearthed in Egypt
15th February 2021 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists have unearthed what could be the oldest known beer factory at one of the most prominent archaeological sites of ancient Egypt, a top antiquities official said on Saturday.

Birds can ‘read’ the Earth’s magnetic signature well enough to get back on course
12th February 2021 phys.org | Animal Life, Earth

Birdwatchers get very excited when a ‘rare’ migratory bird makes landfall having been blown off-course and flown beyond its normal range. But these are rare for a reason; most birds that have made the journey before they are able to correct for large displacements and find their final destination.

Life on Mars? Escaping water vapour offers new clues
12th February 2021 | theguardian.com | Humans, Space

Researchers have observed water vapour escaping high up in the thin atmosphere of Mars, offering tantalising new clues as to whether the red planet could have once hosted life.

Stonehenge: Did the stone circle originally stand in Wales?
12th February 2021 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

One of Britain’s biggest and oldest stone circles has been found in Wales – and could be the original building blocks of Stonehenge.

 

Modern human origins cannot be traced back to a single point in time
12th February 2021 | nhm.ac.uk | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Genetic and fossil records do not reveal a single point where modern humans originated, researchers have found.

Ancient Queensland fish ‘close living relative’ to humans, scientists believe
12th February 2021 | abc.net.au | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Researchers say the Australian lungfish, native to the Burnett and Mary Rivers, is the closest living fish relative to humans and other land dwellers.

Ancient hunter-gatherer seashell resonates after 17,000 years
11th February 2021 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists have managed to get near-perfect notes out of a musical instrument that’s more than 17,000 years old.

Pigs can be trained to use computer joysticks, say researchers
11th February 2021 | theguardian.com | Animal Life, Humans

They’ve long been thought of as smarter than your average animal, but now researchers claim they have taught pigs to use a joystick, suggesting they are even cleverer than previously thought.

Astronomers Just Confirmed The Most Distant Known Object in The Solar System
11th February 2021 | sciencealert.com | Humans, Space, Tech

FarFarOut, a large chunk of rock found in 2018 at a whopping distance of around 132 astronomical units from the Sun, has been studied and characterised, and we now know a lot more about it, and its orbit.

Evidence St Kilda was inhabited 2,000 years ago
9th February 2021 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

Scotland’s remote St Kilda archipelago was inhabited as long as 2,000 years ago, according to archaeologists

How Indigenous Oral Tradition Is Guiding Archaeology and Uncovering Climate History in Alaska
9th February 2021 | discovermagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

Scientific research and indigenous oral traditions have long been separated. But increased interaction is bringing new insight into the past.

Story of human evolution gets another rewrite with DNA analysis of Chinese teeth
9th February 2021 edition.cnn.com | Ancient, Humans

Experts hailed the discovery in 2015 as “stunning” — 47 teeth found in a cave in southern China dated back to 80,0000 to 120,000 years ago, challenging widely accepted ideas about human evolution.

Gut stubborn
8th February 2021 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

Some useful human microorganisms have long, long histories.

Cambridge Decriminalizes Psychedelics
8th February 2021 doubleblindmag.com | Humans, Misc.

On Wednesday (February 3), Cambridge became the second city in Massachusetts to decriminalize natural psychedelics, such as ibogaine, ayahuasca, and psilocybin mushrooms.

Six Alien Planets Have Been Found Locked in a Rare, Complex Orbital Dance
8th February 2021 | sciencealert.com | Space

A planetary system 200 light-years away has been found locked in a rare orbital dance.

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