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Identity of mysterious ‘Hobbits’ possibly found
30th March 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

The extinct human lineage nicknamed “the hobbit” may not be a distant relative of modern humans as previously thought. Instead, hobbits may be members of the mysterious close relatives of modern humans known as Denisovans, and may have interbred with ancestors of modern humans on the islands of Southeast Asia, researchers say.

Scientists zero in on the role of volcanoes in the demise of dinosaurs
30th March 2021 | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Earth has experienced five major mass extinction events over the past 500 million years. Massive volcanic eruptions have been identified as the major driver of the environmental changes that precipitated at least three of these extinction events.

Welsh rabbits serve up prehistoric finds on tiny Skokholm Island
30th March 2021 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Stone age tool used 9,000 years ago dug up by burrowing bunnies on an island off Pembrokeshire.

Humans Have The Biological Toolkit to Have Venomous Saliva, Study Finds
30th March 2021 | | Animal Life, Humans

Could humans ever evolve venom? It’s highly unlikely that people will join rattlesnakes and platypuses among the ranks of venomous animals, but new research reveals that humans do have the tool kit to produce venom – in fact, all reptiles and mammals do.

How the brains of informed psychedelic users are different
30th March 2021 | | Humans, Misc.

There is a new generation of drug users out there who possess highly detailed pharmacological and technical knowledge about the drugs they take.

Much-feared asteroid Apophis won’t hit Earth for at least 100 years, Nasa says
28th March 2021 | | Humans, Space

Chunk of space rock was once the ‘poster child for hazardous asteroids’ but it will be a while before humans need to worry about it again

Boy finds fossil up to 500m years old in his West Midlands garden
28th March 2021 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans

A six-year-old boy has found a fossil dating back millions of years in his garden after receiving a fossil-hunting kit for Christmas

The origin and uniqueness of Basque genetics revealed
28th March 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

The Basques are a unique population in Western Europe; their language is not related to any Indo-European language. Furthermore, genetically speaking, they have been considered to have distinct features. However, until now there was no conclusive study to explain the origin of their singularity.

Did ancient primates walk alongside T. rex? New evidence backs up theory.
28th March 2021 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

The oldest known primate fossils were dated to just after the extinction event 66 million years ago—suggesting some primate ancestors lived even longer ago.

Importance of Egypt’s discovery of archaeological monastic buildings in Bahariya Oasis
28th March 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

Egypt announced a new archaeological discovery in the Bahariya Oasis with archaeological buildings dating back to the fifth and seventh centuries, where monks settled down.

Sprawling 5,000-year-old cemetery and fortress discovered in Poland
25th March 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

A gigantic, 5,000-year-old complex of long barrows and stone-lined tombs has been unearthed in Poland, after archaeologists investigated lines in crops in a field that they’d seen in a satellite photograph.

A scientist on the great responsibility of using ancient DNA to rewrite human history
25th March 2021 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

In universities and research labs across the world, scientists are actively rewriting whole chapters of human history, big and small. And they’re doing it using a very new piece of evidence: ancient DNA.

The world’s earliest stone technologies are likely to be older than previously thought
25th March 2021 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

A new study from the University of Kent’s School of Anthropology and Conservation has found that Oldowan and Acheulean stone tool technologies are likely to be tens of thousands of years older than current evidence suggests.

Fossils Reveal Cephalopods May Be 30 Million Years Older Than We Thought
25th March 2021 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

The class of marine animals known as cephalopoda – which today includes squids, octopuses, and cuttlefishes – could have been around on Earth 30 million years earlier than previously thought, according to new research.

New evidence in search for the mysterious Denisovans
25th March 2021 | | Ancient, Humans

In the study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, the researchers examined the genomes of more than 400 modern humans to investigate the interbreeding events between ancient humans and modern human populations who arrived at Island Southeast Asia 50,000–60,000 years ago.

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Cern experiment hints at new force of nature
23rd March 2021 | | Humans, Tech

Experts reveal ‘cautious excitement’ over unstable particles that fail to decay as standard model suggests.

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