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The researchers found that humans settled higher up in the mountains earlier than previously realized and lived in the region for more extended periods as well during the Middle Pleistocene Epoch.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and cosmochemist Natalie Starkey recently discussed what would happen if the asteroid that caused the Chelyabinsk impact event hit a heavily-populated city.
Archival records from sky surveys show it had previously been observed but wasn’t recognised as a near-Earth asteroid.
The study used data on the number of environmental defender deaths collected from the international human rights group Global Witness.
A group of cross-party MPs who’ve been on a fact-finding trip to Canada predict the UK will fully legalise cannabis use within five to ten years.
The team behind the research hope their findings might one day help us create new painkillers that come without the troublesome side effect of potential addiction.
It has long been suspected that the southern North Sea hides a vast landscape that once was home to thousands of people.
With a ban on hiking the formation set for October, tourists are making a last-ditch pilgrimage to set foot on the rock before it’s illegal, creating human traffic jams.
Large grazing animals during the Pleistocene drove evolutionary changes in key grains like quinoa and buckwheat and these changes paved the way for domestication.
In what it called a “breakthrough”, the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy declared it had detected Saturday’s relatively small incoming asteroid in advance in a press statement.
A famous astrophysicist (and guitar player) tells all about an ambitious mission to save humanity from asteroids, should one ever threaten Earth.
Scientists, scholars, astrophysicists, engineers, students and academics will gather in 192 countries to be part of the official United Nations’ day of awareness and education.
A small, harmless space rock turned into a fireball in our atmosphere. What’s unusual is that astronomers saw it beforehand.
The Swiss government has proposed to allow prescriptions for cannabis to treat people suffering from cancer or other serious conditions.