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Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths — or Falling Into Old Traps?
21st January 2019 | nytimes.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Geneticists have begun using old bones to make sweeping claims about the distant past. But their revisions to the human story are making some scholars of prehistory uneasy.

Antarctic expedition yields remains of tiny, ancient ‘water bears’
21st January 2019 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Scientists surprised by haul of crustaceans and tardigrades in undisturbed subglacial lake.

Earth’s Tilt May Exacerbate a Melting Antarctic
21st January 2019 | livescience.com | Earth, Space

As levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide rise and warm the globe, Antarctica’s ice will become more vulnerable to cycles on an astronomical scale, particularly the tilt of our planet is as it spins around its axis.

Thousands Of Stars Turning Into Crystals
17th January 2019 archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com | Space

The first direct evidence of white dwarf stars solidifying into crystals has been discovered by astronomers at the University of Warwick, and our skies are filled with them.

Ant Colonies Have Memories That Their Individual Members Don’t Have
17th January 2019 | sciencealert.com | Animal Life

Like a brain, an ant colony operates without central control. Each is a set of interacting individuals, either neurons or ants, using simple chemical interactions that in the aggregate generate their behaviour.

Mysterious Archaic Hominin in China Had Surprisingly Human Teeth
17th January 2019 | haaretz.com | Ancient, Humans

Analysis of jaw from 6.5-year-old child in Xujiayao Cave who lived as much as a quarter-million years ago indicates modern-type parental care.

Magnificent Dendera Temple to Be Turned Into An Open-Air Museum
17th January 2019 egyptianstreets.com | Ancient

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities is developing the around the Dendera temple complex into an open-air museum, Ahram Online reports.

Archeological dig along Detroit River unearths 30,000 indigenous artifacts
16th January 2019 m.metrotimes.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Thanks to an ongoing archeological dig, nearly 30,000 artifacts have turned up that could provide context to the rich history of the Michigan-Canada border as well as its indigenous relations.

Shifting north magnetic pole forces unprecedented navigation fix
16th January 2019 | reuters.com | Earth, Space

Rapid shifts in the Earth’s north magnetic pole are forcing researchers to make an unprecedented early update to a model that helps navigation by ships, planes and submarines in the Arctic, scientists said.

Asteroid suddenly shows off a comet-like tail
16th January 2019 | cnet.com | Space

A smash-up in the asteroid belt may have turned a previously calm and quiet space rock into a splashier kind of celestial object.

STEAM-PROPELLED SPACECRAFT COULD EXPLORE ASTEROIDS ‘FOREVER’, SAY SCIENTISTS
16th January 2019 | independent.co.uk | Space, Tech

‘Awesome’ technology could be used to explore ‘anywhere there is water and sufficiently low gravity’.

Fire And Feces May Reveal An Early Human Presence In Alaska
16th January 2019 | forbes.com | Ancient, Humans

This is very strong circumstantial evidence for an early human presence in eastern Beringia from 32,000 years ago throughout the LGM.

Even the Ancient Egyptians Had Homework, Preserved Tablet Shows
11th January 2019 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

Homework written by a school kid in ancient Egypt has been preserved since the second century A.D.

Cloned ancient redwood trees could be the key to fighting climate change
11th January 2019 nypost.com | Earth

If the trees grow as planned, each mature redwood could pull as much as 250 tons of carbon dioxide from the air.

Pyramid stone row: Egypt asks Museum of Scotland for papers
11th January 2019 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans

Row over plans by Edinburgh museum to display stone from Great Pyramid of Giza escalates.

New Evidence Suggests Dogs Reached North America 10,000 Years Ago
11th January 2019 gizmodo.com | Ancient, Animal Life

The remains, which had been stored at the Illinois State Museum, hadn’t been properly dated using modern techniques.

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