Humans news stories

Native American activists: The fire at Notre Dame is devastating. So is the destruction of our sacred lands.
18th April 2019 | | Earth, Humans

It’s an ongoing abuse that’s garnered far less outcry.

Britons who built Stonehenge were product of ancient wave of migrant farmers, DNA reveals
18th April 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Ancient skeletons reveal arrival of eastern Mediterranean population replaced hunter-gatherer population of British Isles.

Teeth Challenge What We Know About The Careers Of Women In Ancient Egypt
18th April 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

The teeth of a 4,000-year-old woman show distinct patterns suggesting she was a craftsperson. Many have assumed this profession was restricted to men at the time.

Aboriginal remains returned by Germany to Australia
17th April 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

In total, the remains of 53 ancestors are being returned this month.

Marijuana legalization is very popular
17th April 2019 | | Humans

The three major national polls in America are increasingly converging on one point: Marijuana legalization is very popular in the US.

Stonehenge: DNA reveals origin of builders
17th April 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

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

Move Over, Moses: A Pharaoh May Have Created the Ancient Kingdom of Israel
15th April 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

New archaeological evidence and biblical scholarship suggest Shishak wanted to make Egypt great again – but may have inadvertently steered the Israelites into creating a great nation of their own.

Red Dresses Raise Awareness for Missing, Murdered Native American Women
15th April 2019 | | Humans

They’re present 24 hours a day, in all weather, to draw attention to the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women who experience violence at a much higher rate than non-indigenous women.

New Mexico Decriminalizes Adult Use Cannabis
14th April 2019 | | Humans

The Midwestern state of New Mexico is poised to become the 24th to decriminalize cannabis.

Mother of epileptic child ‘overjoyed’ to have confiscated medical cannabis returned
14th April 2019 | | Humans

‘Bureaucratic trauma’ shows ‘system just isn’t working’, say nine-year-old’s parents.

Cannabis could improve orgasms for women, study finds
14th April 2019 | | Humans

Study finds women who used marijuana before sex were twice as likely to say they had ‘satisfactory’ orgasms.

DNA remnants of three separate Denisovan populations found in human genomes
12th April 2019 | Ancient, Humans

One of three separate populations of Denisovans could have survived and interbred with the ancestors of modern-day Papuans as recently as 15,000 to 30,000 years ago.

Ralph Solecki, Who Found Humanity in Neanderthals, Dies at 101
12th April 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

His research pointed to the possibility that Neanderthals had humanity — a he put it, that they “had a ‘soul.’”

The very strong case for an asteroid defense system
11th April 2019 | Humans, Space, Tech

It sounds a bit silly, but there is a very strong case for the American government to set up a planetary asteroid defense system.

Previously unknown human species found in Asia raises questions about early hominin dispersals from Africa
11th April 2019 | | Ancient, Humans
The discovery has implications for ideas about early hominin evolution and dispersal from Africa.
New species of ancient human unearthed in the Philippines
11th April 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Human fossils found in a cave on Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines, include tiny molars suggesting their owners were small; curved finger and toe bones hint that they climbed trees.

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