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Archaeologist Identifies a Lost Timekeeping System in The Stones of Stonehenge
2nd March 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans

A new study explains how Stonehenge may have originally been used to keep track of a solar year (aka tropical year) of 365 and a quarter days, which has long been suggested by researchers but never fully understood.

Gruesome Skull Discovery Contains The Earliest Evidence of Ear Surgery
28th February 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans

An ancient skull uncovered at a 6,000-year-old megalithic monument in Spain still holds signs of what would have been a brutal ear surgery.

First-ever scan of a dying human brain reveals life may actually ‘flash before your eyes’
28th February 2022 | livescience.com | Humans, Misc.

The accidental finding was made when a man suddenly died during a routine brain scan.

Mystical experiences might bridge the gap between LSD-induced “madness” and healing
28th February 2022 | psypost.org | Humans, Misc.

New study examines the paradoxical relationships between psychosis, psychotherapy, and psychedelic experiences.

The largest human family tree ever created
28th February 2022 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Researchers have created the largest-ever family tree – a genealogical network of human genetic diversity – that is a major step towards mapping the genetic relationships between all humans.

Oxford University excavations: Prehistoric burial mound found under college
28th February 2022 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists believe they may have found evidence of a 4,000-year-old prehistoric burial mound during the construction of new student flats.

The Insights Psychedelics Give You Aren’t Always True
23rd February 2022 | vice.com | Humans, Misc.

The study of false—sober—insights teaches us to be wary of accepting every realization from psychedelic trips without critical thinking.

Remains of ‘world’s largest Jurassic pterosaur’ recovered in Scotland
23rd February 2022 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

It might be best known today for its otters and puffins but 170m years ago the Isle of Skye was home to an enormous flying reptile with a wingspan bigger than a kingsize bed, researchers have revealed.

Archaeologists find 9,000-year-old shrine in Jordan desert
23rd February 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

A team of Jordanian and French archaeologists said Tuesday that it had found a roughly 9,000-year-old shrine at a remote Neolithic site in Jordan’s eastern desert.

The Mysterious Origins of King Tutankhamen’s Space Rock Dagger Just Got Clearer
23rd February 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

You may already know the legend of King Tutankhamen’s space dagger – an iron weapon forged from the rock of meteorites, and entombed with the ancient Egyptian pharaoh. Now a new study has revealed more details about this most fascinating and mysterious of artifacts

New study offers a detailed glimpse into the otherworldly encounters produced by the psychedelic drug DMT
23rd February 2022 | psypost.org | Humans, Misc.

A new study published in Frontiers in Psychology provides an in-depth look at the types of otherworldly experiences that people have when they take a high dose of the psychedelic substance dimethyltryptamine (DMT). The findings provide new insight on the complex dimensions of the DMT experience.

Brain imaging study provides new details on how memories are used to guide decisions
21st February 2022 | psypost.org | Humans, Misc.

New neuroimaging research sheds light on the brain regions involved in extracting structure from past experiences when making decisions. The study, which appears in Cell Reports, indicates that the hippocampus and orbitofrontal cortex play key roles in this process.

The story of how Swahili became Africa’s most spoken language
21st February 2022 phys.org | Earth, Humans

Once just an obscure island dialect of an African Bantu tongue, Swahili has evolved into Africa’s most internationally recognized language. It is peer to the few languages of the world that boast over 200 million users.

Gemstone rain on a tidally-locked ‘hot Jupiter’?
21st February 2022 cosmosmagazine.com | Space, Weird

Some planets, like ours, rotate as they spin around their stars – an endless turning of day into night into day again. But other planets behave differently; tidally-locked to their stars, one side continually faces the sun, while the other is shrouded in perpetual darkness.

A Mysterious Desert Bacterium Has Evolved Its Own, Unique Ability to Photosynthesize
21st February 2022 | sciencealert.com | Animal Life, Earth

Photosynthesis quite literally changed our world. Plants ‘eating’ sunlight and ‘breathing out’ oxygen transformed Earth’s entire atmosphere into the one we now breathe, and fuel our ecosystems with energy.

Earth’s crust ‘tilted’ under ice sheets to create ancient megafloods
18th February 2022 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Earth

Retreating ice at the end of the last ice age created bewildering landscape of gulleys, plateaus and dry waterfalls which have long puzzled geologists studying their formation

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