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Rare African script offers clues to the evolution of writing
11th January 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

The world’s very first invention of writing took place over 5000 years ago in the Middle East, before it was reinvented in China and Central America. Today, almost all human activities—from education to political systems and computer code—rely on this technology.

Medieval warhorses no bigger than modern-day ponies, study finds
11th January 2022 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

In films and literature, they are usually depicted as hulking, foot-stomping, snorting beasts but a new study has claimed that the medieval warhorse was typically a much slighter, daintier animal.

Rare ‘bionic’ armor discovered in 2,500-year-old China burial
11th January 2022 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

About 2,500 years ago, a man in northwest China was buried with armor made of more than 5,000 leather scales, a military garment fashioned so intricately, its design looks like the overlapping scales of a fish, a new study finds

PSILOCYBIN AND MDMA APPROVED FOR MEDICINAL USE IN CANADA
11th January 2022 mixmag.net | Humans, Misc.

Canada has amended federal regulations now allowing patients suffering from life-threatening mental illnesses to be treated with MDMA and psychedelic drug psilocybin.

Goldfish who can drive: why scientists taught fish to navigate a watery tank on wheels
10th January 2022 | theguardian.com | Animal Life, Humans

It might be an imaginary character straight out of a Dr Seuss book: The goldfish who could drive. But it’s real.

Ichthyosaur: Huge fossilised ‘sea dragon’ found in Rutland reservoir
10th January 2022 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

“I rang up the county council and I said I think I’ve found a dinosaur,” explained Joe Davis, who works at Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

See the spectacular fossils from a newly discovered prehistoric rainforest
9th January 2022 | nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Hundreds of amazingly well-preserved finds from Australia include plants, insects, fish, and more that existed more than 11 million years ago.

Sadiq Khan plans pilot to ‘decriminalise’ minor cannabis offences in London
6th January 2022 | theguardian.com | Humans, Misc.

Scheme could ‘divert young people found with small amount of cannabis’ away from arrest by police.

Rock sample re-writes Earth’s early atmospheric history – again
6th January 2022 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Earth

New analysis rewinds previous research findings that atmospheric oxygen existed prior to the Great Oxygenation Event.

Digging deep: DNA molecules in ancient dirt offer a treasure trove of clues to our past
6th January 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Tech

Archaeological deposits typically consist of a mix of artifacts and the remains of plants and animals—including the occasional human fossil—all held in a matrix of dirt. But these days, we dig for a lot more besides fossils and artifacts.

Astronomers Have Detected a Mysterious, Dusty Object Erratically Dimming Its Star
6th January 2022 | sciencealert.com | Space, Weird

There are a lot of unexplained objects out there in the Universe, and astronomers have just found another one – a strange, dusty object that may be causing its host star to dim by up to 75 percent.

Dinosaur footprints in Penarth date back 200 million years
3rd January 2022 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Dinosaur footprints found on a beach in south Wales are actually a “trackway” of footprints dating back more than 200 million years, researchers have found.

Image from: MarnixR (Wiki Commons)

This Mysterious Fire in Australia Has Been Burning For at Least 6,000 Years
3rd January 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Earth

Known as ‘Burning Mountain’, the mysterious underground blaze is the oldest known fire on the planet. And some scientists estimate it may be far more ancient than we currently think.

‘Cosmic monster’ star spits energy with the force of a billion suns
3rd January 2022 | livescience.com | Space

A dense, magnetic star violently erupted and spat out as much energy as a billion suns — and it happened in a fraction of a second, scientists recently reported.

Skeleton of young man killed by ancient tsunami found on Turkish coast
3rd January 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

An international team of researchers has found and excavated the remains of a young man killed approximately 3,600 years ago by a tsunami created by the eruption of Thera—a volcano located on what is now the island of Santorini.

When and why did human brains decrease in size 3,000 years ago? New study may have found clues within ants
29th December 2021 | psypost.org | Ancient, Humans

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. Now, a new study has brought us closer to understanding some of its evolution.

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