News Desk

The story of how Swahili became Africa’s most spoken language
21st February 2022 | 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 | 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 | | 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 | | 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

Psilocybin use associated with lowered odds of having been arrested, study finds
17th February 2022 | | Humans, Misc.

The use of psilocybin — the active component of “magic” mushrooms — is associated with a decreased likelihood of engaging in criminal behavior, according to new research. The findings have been published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

The Biggest Galaxy Ever Found Has Just Been Discovered, And It Will Break Your Brain
17th February 2022 | | Ancient, Space

Astronomers have just found an absolute monster of a galaxy. Lurking some 3 billion light-years away, Alcyoneus is a giant radio galaxy reaching 5 megaparsecs into space. That’s 16.3 million light-years long, and constitutes the largest known structure of galactic origin.

Psychedelics can alter a person’s core metaphysical beliefs for as long as six months after use, study suggests
14th February 2022 | | Humans, Misc.

Findings from the journal Scientific Reports suggest that psychedelic drugs can alter a person’s core beliefs about the nature of reality, consciousness, and free will.

Early findings from HERA telescope promise deeper understanding of the cosmic dawn
14th February 2022 | Ancient, Space, Tech

All through history, humans have created and shared stories that ponder the creation of stars—what they are and how the first stars came to be.

The 5,000-year-old human bone found in the River Thames
14th February 2022 | | Ancient, Humans

Lying on the pebbles and rocks of the riverbed at low tide was a human femur, or upper leg bone.

Lines written by ‘naughty pupils’ among 18,000 ancient pottery fragments found in Egypt
11th February 2022 | Ancient, Humans

The 2,000-year-old fragments also included receipts, school texts, trade information and lists of names, according to researchers at Germany’s University of Tübingen, which carried out the excavation.

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Prehistoric drum is top ancient find: British Museum
11th February 2022 | Ancient, Humans

The 5,000-year-old drum carved from chalk is set to go on display for the first time in a major exhibition about the Neolithic site of Stonehenge and its historical context.

Life could exist on planet orbiting ‘white dwarf’ star
11th February 2022 | | Animal Life, Humans, Space

Researchers believe there may be a planet that could sustain life, in the vicinity of a dying sun.


Scientists Made a ‘Fish’ From Human Cardiac Cells, And It Swims Like a Beating Heart
11th February 2022 | | Humans, Tech, Weird

With its tail flipping rhythmically from side to side, this strange synthetic fish scoots around in its salt and glucose solution, using the same power as our beating hearts.

Supercomputers Simulated a Black Hole And Found Something We’ve Never Seen Before
10th February 2022 | | Humans, Space, Tech

While black holes might always be black, they do occasionally emit some intense bursts of light from just outside their event horizon. Previously, what exactly caused these flares had been a mystery to science

Are Psychedelics the Future of Pain Relief?
10th February 2022 | | Humans, Misc.

Some scientists believe that LSD and psilocybin could treat everything from cluster headaches to fibromyalgia.

Researcher develops Google for archaeologists
10th February 2022 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

An incredible quantity of archaeological reports are stored in digital archives. If you want to search for information in them, you have to do this manually. And that is a real chore.

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