Humans news stories

World’s first magic mushroom nasal spray for PTSD and depression
5th December 2019 | | Humans, Misc.

A ‘magic mushroom’ nasal spray has been designed to make microdosing easier for people trying to treat their PTSD or depression.

New Zealand cannabis legalisation bill to be launched
5th December 2019 | | Humans, Misc.

New Zealand has announced it will be holding a voter referendum next year on the legalisation of cannabis.

Cataclysm, Mass Extinctions, and the Consequent Myths
5th December 2019 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans

None of the mainstream theories which attempt to account for these great extinctions are entirely satisfactory.

Early humans domesticated themselves, new genetic evidence suggests
5th December 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

When humans started to tame dogs, cats, sheep, and cattle, they may have continued a tradition that started with a completely different animal: us.

Clinical trials: FDA marks psilocybin for depression treatment
3rd December 2019 | | Humans, Misc.

A non-profit medical research centre, the Usona Institute, has received Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of psilocybin for major depressive disorder (MDD).

Denisovans, A Mysterious Kind Of Ancient Humans, Are Traced To Tibet
3rd December 2019 | Ancient, Humans

The jawbone of a little-known form of ancient human has been discovered in western China. Scientists say these people lived as long as 150,000 years ago, and they were part of a group called Denisovans.

Stonehenge: DNA reveals origin of builders
3rd December 2019 | Ancient, Humans

The ancestors of the people who built Stonehenge travelled west across the Mediterranean before reaching Britain, a study has shown.

Study: Humans and Climate Change Drove Australian Megafauna to Extinction
3rd December 2019 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Ancient Australia’s super-sized animals, the megafauna, became extinct about 42,000 years ago, but the role of humans in their demise has been debated for decades.

Mummified Pup Died in Siberia 18,000 Years Ago … And Might Be a Wolf (or Something Else)
3rd December 2019 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

A young pup that spent 18,000 years buried in Siberian permafrost looks remarkably lifelike and pettable — for a freeze-dried mummy.

3rd December 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

An ancient and mysterious tomb has been shown from space in an image taken with NASA’s Terra satellite.

Europe Officially Signs on for Asteroid-Smashing Effort
3rd December 2019 | | Earth, Humans, Space, Tech

Europe has confirmed its participation in humanity’s first full-on planetary-defense demo.

Infrared images reveal hidden tattoos on Egyptian mummies
2nd December 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Modern technology is illuminating tattoos on mummified, ancient Egyptians that until now had gone unnoticed.

50 Years After the Occupation of Alcatraz, Native American Activists Gather—and Resist
2nd December 2019 | | Humans, Misc.

Frigid air and wet ground did little to deter the 4,500 people who gathered before dawn on Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay this Thursday for the annual Unthanksgiving Day.

2nd December 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

The ancestors of Inuits in North America brought their own dogs with them when they migrated from Alaska and Siberia, introducing sledging to the Arctic region.

Hera mission is approved as ESA receives biggest ever budget
2nd December 2019 | Humans, Space

The European Space Agency’s member states approved the most ambitious plan to date by agreeing to provide nearly 12.5 billion euros ($13.8 billion) for the next three years.

Archaeologists tie ancient bones to a revolt chronicled on the Rosetta Stone
2nd December 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

The skeleton provides a rare glimpse into an uprising around 2,200 years ago.

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