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Thailand first Asian country to move to decriminalise marijuana – giving people green light to grow it at home
26th January 2022 | Humans, Misc.

The country first legalised the use of marijuana in 2018 for medical use and research, but now the Narcotics Control Board has dropped it from its list of controlled drugs.

2 giant sphinxes depicting King Tut’s grandfather found at ancient Egyptian temple
26th January 2022 | | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered two colossal limestone statues of King Amenhotep III that are fashioned to look like sphinxes, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

Wild New Paper Suggests Earth’s Tectonic Activity Has an Unseen Source
26th January 2022 | | Earth, Humans

Earth is far from a solid mass of rock. The outer layer of our planet – known as the lithosphere – is made up of more than 20 tectonic plates…

The Future of Psychedelic Medicine Will Be Drugs You’ve Never Heard Of
26th January 2022 | | Humans, Misc.

Scientists are designing new psychedelic-inspired drugs that don’t yet exist, which might have effects no one can yet describe.

Mars ‘asteroid showers’ have stayed steady over 600 million years
26th January 2022 | | Ancient, Space

Fresh analysis of craters on Mars suggests that asteroids have been smashing into the surface at a consistent rate for at least 600 million years.

Human ancestor Homo erectus probably wasn’t the carnivore we thought
26th January 2022 | | Ancient, Humans

A new analysis has looked at multiple sites which show evidence of early humans and found something surprising. It suggests that findings of increasing carnivory over time in Homo erectus are just a quirk of sampling.

Cannabinoid receptors in the brain appear to play a key role in the euphoric experience known as the “runner’s high”
24th January 2022 | | Humans, Misc.

Many people have experienced reductions in stress, pain and anxiety and sometimes even euphoria after exercise. What’s behind this so-called “runner’s high”? New research on the neuroscience of exercise may surprise you.

Saturn’s ‘Death Star’ moon could have a secret underground ocean
24th January 2022 | | Humans, Space

Scientists have found “compelling evidence” that Saturn’s “Death Star” moon is hiding an ocean just beneath its surface, furthering the search for possible life in our solar system.

Ancient DNA suggests woolly mammoths roamed the Earth more recently than previously thought
24th January 2022 | Ancient, Animal Life

In 2010, small cores of permafrost sediments were collected by a team at the University of Alberta from gold mines in the Klondike region of central Yukon.

Could psychedelics offer a glimmer of hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s?
19th January 2022 | | Humans, Misc.

After a century of research and many life-changing progressions in science, Alzheimer’s disease remains unhindered and incurable…Researchers have now had to think more imaginatively about how to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Remarkably, it appears as though psychedelic drugs may offer unprecedented potential.

Image from: DrOONeil (Wiki Commons)

Ancient metal tubes unearthed in 1897 could be oldest surviving drinking straws
19th January 2022 | | Ancient, Humans

A set of ancient gold and silver tubes dating to about 5,500 years ago and unearthed in North Caucasus in Russia could be the world’s oldest surviving drinking straws, experts have claimed.

Study Finds Protein Structures That Could Be Responsible For The Origins of Life
19th January 2022 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

The question of how life first sparked into existence on our planet is one we haven’t yet fully answered, but science is getting closer all the time – and a new study identifies the structures of the proteins that may well have made it happen

1st bioengineered hybrid animals discovered — in ancient Mesopotamia
17th January 2022 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Mesopotamians were using hybrids of domesticated donkeys and wild asses to pull their war wagons 4,500 years ago — at least 500 years before horses were bred for the purpose, a new study reveals

Trail of African bling reveals 50,000-year-old social network
17th January 2022 | | Ancient, Humans

Scientists have uncovered the world’s oldest social network, a web of connections that flourished 50,000 years ago and stretched for thousands of miles across Africa.

Million-Year-Old DNA Yields Mammoth Surprises
17th January 2022 | | Ancient, Animal Life

A decades-old Siberian tooth sample has revealed a previously unknown mammoth lineage, along with a potential ancestor’s unexpected adaptations.

A Newly Discovered Fossil Could Be The Answer to Darwin’s ‘Abominable’ Mystery
17th January 2022 | | Ancient, Earth

Scientists in China say they have found the oldest flower bud in the fossil record, finally aligning the fossil evidence with the genetic data suggesting flowering plants, or angiosperms, evolved tens of millions of years earlier than we initially thought.

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