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Stonehenge summer solstice: Thousands welcome back celebrations
21st June 2022 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans

More than 6,000 people have gathered to watch the sunrise at Stonehenge for the summer solstice. It is the first time since the pandemic that the stone circles in Salisbury and Avebury have been open to the public for the event.


Ancient Maya installed gemstones in their teeth. It wasn’t just fashion.
20th June 2022 | Ancient, Humans

The ancient Maya enjoyed filling their teeth with gemstones. A new study reveals how the procedure was done and how it didn’t kill them.

Friendly fungi help forests fight climate change
20th June 2022 | | Animal Life, Earth, Humans

A forest is home to billions of living things, some of them too small to be seen by the naked eye. Collectively, these micro-scale species contribute more to our planet than most of us could imagine.

Incredible New Maps of Asteroid Psyche Reveal an Ancient World of Metal and Rock
20th June 2022 | Ancient, Humans, Space, Tech

The varied surface of asteroid Psyche suggests a dynamic history, which could include metallic eruptions, asteroid-shaking impacts, and a lost rocky mantle.

Dig uncovers human life on Scots isle 3,000 years earlier than thought
20th June 2022 | Ancient, Humans

Items found during an archaeological dig near Stornoway have revealed people lived there thousands of years earlier than previously thought.


Image from: Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) (Wiki Commons)

Scientists Have Found The Oldest Wildfires on Record, Dating Back 430 Million Years
20th June 2022 | | Earth, Humans

Scientists have tracked down the oldest wildfires ever detected thanks to 430-million-year-old charcoal deposits from Wales and Poland. They give us valuable insight into what life on Earth was like during the Silurian period.

Ancient skull reveals how all brown bears carry genes of polar cousin
18th June 2022 | | Ancient, Animal Life

All brown bears today have some polar bear ancestry due to genetic mixing more than 100,000 years ago.

Chinese fossils show human middle ear evolved from fish gills
18th June 2022 | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Embryonic and fossil evidence proves that the human middle ear evolved from the spiracle of fishes. However, the origin of the vertebrate spiracle has long been an unsolved mystery in vertebrate evolution.

Nasa rover sighting reignites fears about human space debris
18th June 2022 | | Humans, Space

Mars object thought to be piece of thermal blanket from when Perseverance touched down on planet

Ancient Humans Tamed Fire as Early as 1 Million Years Ago, Study Suggests
18th June 2022 | | Ancient, Humans

Mastering fire cleared the way into whole new worlds for early humans – from accessing more nutrients through cooking (fueling an increase in brain size), to making the dark hours useful, and surviving migrations into harsher climates.

Astronomers may have detected a ‘dark’ free-floating black hole
13th June 2022 | Humans, Space, Weird

A team led by University of California, Berkeley, astronomers has for the first time discovered what may be a free-floating black hole by observing the brightening of a more distant star as its light was distorted by the object’s strong gravitational field—so-called gravitational microlensing.

Ipswich mammoth teeth DNA to be sampled
13th June 2022 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Mammoth teeth dating from 200,000 years ago are to be tested in the hope DNA samples can be found to reveal more about the creatures.

Psilocybin-induced mystical experiences linked to lasting positive psychological effects
13th June 2022 | | Humans, Misc.

Psilocybin is associated with general long-lasting positive psychological effects in healthy individuals as well. New research published in Frontiers in Pharmacology indeed found that psilocybin-induced psychedelic experiences are associated with long-lasting positive effects.

How psilocybin, the psychedelic in mushrooms, may rewire the brain to ease depression, anxiety and more
12th June 2022 | Humans, Misc.

Shrooms, Alice, tweezes, mushies, hongos, pizza toppings, magic mushrooms — everyday lingo for psychedelic mushrooms seems to grow with each generation. Yet leading mycologist Paul Stamets believes it’s time for fans of psilocybin mushrooms to leave such childish slang behind.

Nasa forms independent team to study unexplained UFO sightings
12th June 2022 | | Humans, Space

Nasa is launching a study of UFOs as part of a new push toward high-risk, high-impact science.

Turkish hilltop where civilisation began
12th June 2022 | Ancient, Humans

On a sun-blasted hillside in southeast Turkey, the world’s oldest known religious sanctuary is slowly giving up its secrets.

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