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This Could Be The Earliest Evidence of a 260-Day Maya Calendar Ever Found
14th April 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans

Among the fragments of an ancient Mesoamerican mural, archaeologists in Guatemala have uncovered the earliest unequivocal evidence of a Maya sacred calendar.

Clovis debunked: America’s first settlers did not take the ice-free corridor
14th April 2022 bigthink.com | Ancient, Humans

Researchers long assumed ancient humans entered North America via an ice-free corridor about 13,000 years ago. However, a new study published in the journal PNAS used cosmogenic nuclide exposure dating to prove that the continent had already been populated when the corridor was still frozen over.

Archaeological site along the Nile opens a window on the Nubian civilization that flourished in ancient Sudan
14th April 2022 theconversation.com | Ancient, Humans

Circular mounds of rocks dot the desert landscape at the archaeological site of Tombos in northern Sudan. They reveal tumuli – the underground burial tombs used at least as far back as 2500 B.C. by ancient inhabitants who called this region Kush or Nubia.

Is the origin of dark matter gravity itself?
12th April 2022 | space.com | Space, Weird

A new model of the very early universe proposes that the graviton, the quantum mechanical force carrier of gravity, flooded the cosmos with dark matter before normal matter even had a chance to get started.

Pollution is threatening some of the world’s oldest rock carvings
12th April 2022 | nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

On a remote peninsula in Western Australia, a 16-hour drive from the nearest city, 30,000-year-old faces stare at the rare visitor to this wild location.

Image from: Marius Fenger (Wiki Commons)

The planets are prepping for an epic alignment. Here’s how to see it shape up.
12th April 2022 | livescience.com | Earth, Humans, Space

Five planets, visible to the naked eye, are poised to line up and march across the sky this summer in an unusual alignment that will be graced by the light of the moon.

The Far Side of The Moon Is Significantly More Cratered. We May Finally Know Why
12th April 2022 | sciencealert.com | Earth, Space

No matter where you’re standing on Earth, you can only ever see one face of the Moon. Its other cheek is perennially turned away from our planet, and this far side is much more pockmarked with craters than the one facing us.

Psychedelic frees up depressed brain, study shows
12th April 2022 | bbc.co.uk | Humans, Misc.

Psilocybin, a drug found in magic mushrooms, appears to free up the brains of people with severe depression in a way that other antidepressants do not, a study has found.

Study maps psychedelic-induced changes in consciousness to specific regions of the brain
11th April 2022 | psypost.org | Humans, Misc.

For the past several decades, psychedelics have been widely stigmatized as dangerous illegal drugs. But a recent surge of academic research into their use to treat psychiatric conditions is spurring a recent shift in public opinion.

Where did the unicorn myth come from?
11th April 2022 | livescience.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Unicorn-like imagery dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization (about 3300 B.C. to 1300 B.C.) in South Asia, which included parts of modern-day Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

First European farmers’ heights did not meet expectations
8th April 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

A combined study of genetics and skeletal remains show that the switch from primarily hunting, gathering and foraging to farming about 12,000 years ago in Europe may have had negative health effects as indicated by shorter than expected heights in the earliest farmers, according to an international team of researchers.

A Surprise Cave Finding Has Once Again Upended Our Story of Humans Leaving Africa
8th April 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans

Last year, a genetic analysis of bone fragments representing our earliest known presence in Europe raised a few questions over the steps modern humans took to conquer every corner of the modern world.

‘Extraordinary’ W boson particle finding contradicts understanding of how universe works
8th April 2022 | theguardian.com | Humans, Tech, Weird

New measurement of fundamental particle of physics after decade-long study challenges theoretical rulebook in scientific ‘mystery’.

Ancient Chilean tsunami scared local people away for 1000 years
8th April 2022 | newscientist.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

A tsunami 3800 years ago devastated the coastline of Chile and encouraged hunter-gatherers to move inland, where they stayed for the next 1000 years.

New research sheds light on how psilocybin influences sleeping patterns
7th April 2022 | psypost.org | Humans, Misc.

The psychedelic substance psilocybin causes transient changes to the sleep-wake architecture of laboratory mice, according to new preliminary research published in Translational Psychiatry. The findings provide new details about how the drug impacts sleep-related brain activity.

Fossil of dinosaur killed in asteroid strike found, scientists claim
7th April 2022 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Scientists have presented a stunningly preserved leg of a dinosaur. The limb, complete with skin, is just one of a series of remarkable finds emerging from the Tanis fossil site in the US State of North Dakota.

 

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