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After a treacherous volcanic eruption during the Bronze Age, curious humans and their canine companions hiked closer to the volcano, where they left footprints in the fine-grained volcanic ash.
The state’s Senate on Wednesday passed legislation on a 38-17 vote that would allow adults to buy and possess small amounts of marijuana.
Proto-humans’ decision to start walking on two legs is what took us from living in the trees to designing space rockets and it may all have started with a fantastical series of events.
Deep beneath the North Sea, scientists have discovered a fossilized forest that could hold traces of prehistoric early humans who lived there around 10,000 years ago, before the land slipped beneath the waves a few thousand years later.
This could provide the first direct look at how the ocean reacted to the geophysical swings of the last ice age, leading to improved climate models to help understand our own changing world.
Mbya leaders believe incorporating technology will help them protect lands that have been occupied by large-scale producers or farmers, preserving forests as a critical source of food and medicinal plants.
Earth will approach within 30,000,000 km of the centre of the Taurid swarm this summer, the closest such encounter since 1975.
After 25 years and a half-billion dollars, only half of the project’s water delivered to Pine Ridge Reservation comes from the Missouri River – unlike supplies for white ranchers.
Certain genes—particularly the ones that make watermelon flesh red and sweet—were more like those of today’s watermelon, indicating this fruit had already been domesticated by 3500 years ago.
For Native Americans, it is spiritually meaningful because they believe that seeds are living, breathing beings from whom they are descended.
Analysis of ancient pollen suggests cannabis evolved 3 kilometres above sea level on the Tibetan Plateau. This is only a few hundred kilometres from a cave that researchers recently announced was once home to the ancient Denisovans.
In 5 billion years, the sun will run out of fuel and expand. A more immediate threat is a global warming apocalypse. Moving the Earth to a wider orbit could be a solution, and it is possible in theory.
After a long legal battle, the Waorani people have successfully protected half a million acres of their ancestral territory in the Amazon rainforest from being mined for oil drilling by huge oil corporations.
A researcher has solved a 100-year-old riddle by discovering that glass found in the Egyptian desert was created by a meteorite impact. These findings have implications for understanding the threat posed by asteroids.
They fear that with the effects of climate change, their culture will soon vanish. They argue that by failing to protect them, their government has violated their basic human rights.