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Space oddity Oumuamua probably shard of Pluto-like world, scientists say
19th March 2021 | | Ancient, Space, Weird

Our solar system’s first known interstellar visitor is neither a comet nor asteroid as first suspected and looks nothing like a cigar. A new study says the mystery object is likely a remnant of a Pluto-like world and shaped like a cookie.

Gigantic Stone ‘Tiger Stripes’ Etched Across Ethiopia Pose an Ancient Mystery
18th March 2021 | | Ancient, Earth

If we want to predict our planet’s future under climate change, we must better understand what has happened on Earth before, even hundreds of thousands of years in the past.

Dead Sea scroll fragments and ‘world’s oldest basket’ found in desert cave
18th March 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

Six-millennia-old skeleton of child also unearthed during dig in Judean Desert by Israeli archeologists

For crying out loud: Dutch scientists grow human tear glands
18th March 2021 | | Humans, Misc., Weird

Stop your sobbing – because scientists can do it for you. Using stem cells, Dutch researchers have grown miniature human tear glands capable of “crying”.

Mars: Vast amount of water may be locked up on planet
18th March 2021 | | Ancient, Space

It’s a longstanding mystery: how Mars lost the water that flowed across its surface billions of years ago.

The stories behind Aboriginal star names now recognised by the world’s astronomical body
16th March 2021 | Ancient, Humans, Space

Four stars in the night sky have been formally recognised by their Australian Aboriginal names.

‘Rarest of the rare’ dinosaur fossil found brooding on its eggs
16th March 2021 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

About 70 million years ago, an ostrich-like dinosaur brooding atop a nest of blue-green eggs met its doom, perishing with its nearly-hatched babies in what is now southern China.

Ancient Plants Buried a Mile Under Greenland’s Ice Are a Grim Warning From The Past
16th March 2021 | | Ancient, Earth

The Greenland ice sheet has been there for a long time. As near as we can tell, it could have been extensive as early as 45 million years ago.

Neanderthals helped create early human art, researcher says
16th March 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

When Neanderthals, Denisovans and homo sapiens met one another 50,000 years ago, these archaic and modern humans not only interbred during the thousands of years in which they overlapped, but they exchanged ideas that led to a surge in creativity, according to a leading academic.

Psychedelic therapy could ‘reset’ depressed brain
16th March 2021 | | Humans, Misc.

A powerful hallucinogenic drug known for its part in shamanic rituals is being trialled as a potential cure for depression for the first time.

What fueled humans’ big brains? Controversial paper proposes new hypothesis.
14th March 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

Over the course of the Pleistocene epoch, between 2.6 million years ago and 11,700 years ago, the brains of humans and their relatives grew. Now, scientists from Tel Aviv University have a new hypothesis as to why: As the largest animals on the landscape disappeared, the scientists propose, human brains had to grow to enable the hunting of smaller, swifter prey.

Scientists Have Unlocked the Secrets of the Ancient ‘Antikythera Mechanism’
14th March 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

A digital model has revealed a complex planetarium on the ancient device’s face. “Unless it’s from outer space, we have to find a way in which the Greeks could have made it,” researchers say.

From cats to cows to crocodiles, ancient Egyptians worshipped many animal gods
14th March 2021 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Sobek, crocodile-headed god of the Nile; Sekhmet, leonine goddess of war; Anubis, jackal god of the underworld; and Hathor, mother goddess with a cow’s horns: The ancient Egyptian pantheon of gods was filled with divine animals.

‘The ketamine blew my mind’: can psychedelics cure addiction and depression?
14th March 2021 | | Humans, Misc.

This week sees the opening of the first UK high-street clinic offering psychedelic-assisted therapy. Could popping psilocybin be the future of mental healthcare?

Suspicions on True Origin of World’s Oldest ‘Impact Crater’ Have Now Been Confirmed
14th March 2021 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Earth and giant meteorites go way back, but new research confirms that what had been proposed as the oldest impact crater on the planet – the 100-kilometer (62-mile) wide Maniitsoq structure – isn’t actually an impact crater at all.

What Did I Come in Here For? New Study Explains The Weird ‘Doorway Effect’
12th March 2021 | | Humans, Weird

If you’ve ever walked into a room, then completely forgotten what you went in there for, you’ve experienced what’s known as the doorway effect: it’s almost as if the mind blanks itself as you change location, ready for some fresh experience or input.

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