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DNA from 360,000-year-old bone reveals oldest non-permafrost genome
23rd February 2021 | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of an extinct cave bear using a 360,000-year-old bone—the oldest genome of any organism from a non-permafrost environment.

Psychedelic Therapy Needs to Confront the Mystical
23rd February 2021 | | Humans, Misc.

Many people have a spiritual experience on psychedelics. How they make meaning of it could be influenced by the metaphysical beliefs of their therapists.

Penis Envy Mushrooms: Murder & Conspiracy Behind the World’s Trippiest Shroom
22nd February 2021 | Humans, Misc.

Penis Envy mushrooms were encountered by ethnobotanist Terence McKenna in the Amazon…the story unfolds from there.

Moustache on Wimpole Estate statue linked to ‘1st Century trends’
22nd February 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

The 5cm (2in) figure of a Celtic deity was discovered at the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire.

Scientists Discover ‘Ingredients For Life’ in 3.5 Billion-Year-Old Rocks in Australia
22nd February 2021 | | Ancient, Earth

Researchers have discovered organic molecules trapped in incredibly ancient rock formations in Australia, revealing what they say is the first detailed evidence of early chemical ingredients that could have underpinned Earth’s primeval microbial life-forms.

Drugs Are Actually Good, Says Columbia Professor
22nd February 2021 | | Humans, Misc.

Neuroscientist Prof Carl Hart argues that addiction isn’t the only way to think about drug use.

Scientists Achieve Real-Time Communication With Lucid Dreamers in Breakthrough
19th February 2021 | | Humans, Tech

Humanity has been able to reach distant vistas, such as the Moon, the deep oceans, and the wild expanses at Earth’s poles. Now, scientists have made a new breakthrough in the exploration of a very different type of frontier—the hallucinatory world inside dreams.


Earth’s magnetic field flipping linked to extinctions 42,000 years ago
19th February 2021 | | Animal Life, Earth, Humans

The most recent reversal of Earth’s magnetic field may have been as recent as 42,000 years ago, according to a new analysis of fossilised tree rings.

When is a henge not a henge? When it’s Stonehenge
18th February 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

The standing stones at Avebury and the Ring of Brodgar in Orkney are henges, but it is generally agreed that Stonehenge is not. But why?

Incredibly detailed video shows DNA twisting into weird shapes to squeeze into cells
18th February 2021 | | Humans, Tech

Scientists recently captured a high-resolution video of DNA shimmying into weird shapes in order to squeeze inside cells.

Million-year-old mammoth genomes shatter record for oldest ancient DNA
18th February 2021 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Permafrost-preserved teeth, up to 1.6 million years old, identify a new kind of mammoth in Siberia.

California bill would decriminalize psychedelics, paving the way for medical treatment
18th February 2021 | | Humans, Misc.

The bill touts the benefits of the drugs and would expunge the criminal records for those already convicted of possession or use of a substance.

Extinction of North America’s largest animals likely caused by ancient climate change
18th February 2021 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

Earlier studies have suggested that growing numbers of “big-game” hunting humans in the Americas some 14,000 years ago led to large mammals being wiped out.

Image from: Merikanto (Wiki Commons)

The Moon’s Biggest Crater Is Revealing Lunar Formation Secrets We Never Knew
17th February 2021 | | Humans, Space

A crater that covers nearly a quarter of the Moon’s surface has revealed new information on how Earth’s natural satellite buddy formed – and the findings have tremendous implications, researchers say.

Fungus creates fake fragrant flowers to fool bees
17th February 2021 | | Animal Life, Earth

Fungi have been discovered making fake flowers that look and even smell like the real thing, fooling bees and other pollinating insects into visiting them.

Most southerly evidence of Neanderthals revealed in cave in Palestine
17th February 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

The fossilised tooth of a nine-year-old child found in Shuqba (or Shukbah) Cave is the most southerly evidence of Neanderthals ever discovered.

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