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Māori group fighting to reclaim land in Sydney gifted by Aboriginal king 200 years ago
22nd August 2019 | | Humans

The Rangihou people took the Parramatta City Council to court in a bid to reclaim the land that covers 112 acres in the heart of the Australian city.

Cannabis Chemical May Help Treat Pancreatic Cancer
22nd August 2019 | | Earth, Humans, Tech

A cannabis chemical may have a “major impact” in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study.

Can DNA solve the mystery of Europe’s pointy skulls?
22nd August 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

A new genomic study tries to see if there’s a correlation between artificial cranial deformation and migration following the collapse of the Roman Empire.

New tour app seeks to correct the Native American narrative in the nation’s capital
22nd August 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

The Guide to Indigenous DC app, which now has more than 600 downloads, takes users on a nine-mile self-guided tour of 17 city sites connected to Native American history.

‘The system is swamped.’ Canada can’t keep up with requests to study cannabis
20th August 2019 | | Earth, Humans

The queue of applicants—there were 251 in line as of late July—and the attendant monthslong waiting times are frustrating scientists interested in the basic biology and therapeutic possibilities of cannabis.

Did Denisovans usher in the Stone Age in Mongolia?
20th August 2019 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Palaeolithic sites Tolbor-4 and Tolbor-16 may prove a missing link in the map of these ancient hominins.

The five: surprising talents of the Neanderthals
20th August 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Embracing the arts as well as sports, they were masters of many different and complex disciplines.

Humans migrated to Mongolia much earlier than previously believed
20th August 2019 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Stone tools uncovered in Mongolia indicate that modern humans traveled across the Eurasian steppe about 45,000 years ago – about 10,000 years earlier than previously believed.

In search of Circe: How scientists found the grotto of the nymph from the Odyssey
20th August 2019 | Ancient, Humans

According to Homer’s ‘Odyssey’, the sorceress invited Odysseus back to her home in a secret cave. Now scientists claim to have found it.

‘Hundreds’ seek private clinics for medical cannabis
20th August 2019 | | Earth, Humans

Since its legalisation in November 2018, there have been very few, if any, prescriptions for medical cannabis containing THC on the NHS. And this has led some patients, with conditions such as epilepsy and MS, to pay up to £800 a month privately.

Paper Does NOT Mean 88% Of All Large Freshwater Creatures Are Gone
13th August 2019 | | Animal Life, Earth, Humans

The investigation was limited to freshwater megafauna and included almost no data from South America, Africa, the Mediterranean, or the Middle East.

Chaco forest, home of an ancient indigenous tribe, is destroyed at dramatic rates
12th August 2019 | | Earth, Humans

The region is home to the Ayoreo Totobiegosode tribe – the last people in the Americas outside the Amazon to remain uncontacted by outsiders.

During the last ice age, humans in Africa lived in the mountains
12th August 2019 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans

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.

What Would Happen If A ‘City-Killer’ Asteroid Hits London? Scientists Discuss Grim Scenario
8th August 2019 | | Earth, Humans, Space

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.

Explorers to sail ancient Black Sea route on reed boat Abora IV
7th August 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

An international team of archaeologists and explorers is preparing to set sail on a reed boat, hoping to prove that Greek аrgonauts were not the first to trade on the Black Sea.

More People Die Defending the Environment in a Year Than UK and Australian Soldiers Combined
7th August 2019 | Earth, Humans

The study used data on the number of environmental defender deaths collected from the international human rights group Global Witness.

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