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Swedes have been brewing beer since the Iron Age, new evidence confirms
20th June 2018 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Archaeologists have found carbonised germinated grains indicating a large-scale production of beer, possibly for feasting and trade.

Thousands of Swedes are inserting microchips into themselves – here’s why
20th June 2018 | Humans, Tech, Weird

New microchips function as contactless credit cards, key cards and even rail cards. Once the chip is underneath your skin, you no longer need to worry about misplacing a card or carrying a wallet.

Computational method puts finer point on multispecies genomic comparisons
20th June 2018 | Humans, Tech

A new computational tool will help geneticists to better understand what makes a human a human, or how to differentiate species in general.

What is cannabis oil and how does it work?
19th June 2018 | | Earth, Humans

Your questions about the medical use of cannabis oil answered.

Out of their minds: wild ideas at the ‘Coachella of consciousness’
19th June 2018 | | Earth, Humans

An annual conference on consciousness in the Arizona desert takes an anything-goes approach to some seriously wacky theories.

This Supercomputer Can Calculate in 1 Second What Would Take You 6 Billion Years
19th June 2018 | | Humans, Tech

The supercomputer — which fills a server room the size of two tennis courts — can spit out answers to 200 quadrillion calculations per second, or 200 petaflops.

Americans have been lighting up for more than 3000 years, ancient pipe reveals
17th June 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

Animal bones found alongside the pipe were dated to between 1685 and 1530 B.C.E., indicating the pipe is the earliest evidence yet of tobacco smoking in North America.

Native American Two-Spirits Look to Reclaim Lost Heritage
17th June 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

Before colonization, Two-Spirits were the balance-keepers blessed to be able to see life through male and female eyes.

How Native American food is tied to important sacred stories
17th June 2018 | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

The latest Supreme Court case coincides with a resurgence of interest among a new generation of scholars and activists who are learning about and reviving indigenous food systems.

‘This is my boy’s medicine’: a mother’s plea for UK to legalise cannabis oil
15th June 2018 | | Humans

Charlotte Caldwell says she and her epileptic son Billy are effectively in exile due to ‘horrendous’ drugs policy.

Illegal trade in antiquities: a scourge that has gone on for millennia too long
15th June 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

Looting of artefacts has always been a sign of military might or economic power. Over millennia, conquering generals would take away with them trophies to adorn their cities.

The neurons that rewrite traumatic memories
15th June 2018 | | Humans

Neuroscientists have located the cells that help reprogram long-lasting memories of traumatic experiences towards safety, a first in neuroscience.

US army to return remains of Native American children a century after their deaths
15th June 2018 | | Humans

The remains will be transferred to the children’s descendants in Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, who requested the exhumations.

15th June 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

According to Darnell, the inscriptions found on the rock slabs represent the earliest form of writing in Egypt, which was a precursor to the hieroglyphic script.

This Tech Expert Says NASA’s Asteroid Data Is Flawed—Now Scientists Are Backing Him Up
15th June 2018 | | Humans, Space

Data from NeoWISE has come under fierce criticism from a former Microsoft chief technologist, who has accused NASA of using shoddy methods and even doctoring data.

Using Indus Valley expertise to tackle some Current Issues in South Asia
14th June 2018 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Dave, author of the novel Trade Winds to Meluha concludes with a plea for education and a rekindled awareness of the positive lessons we can draw from ancient Indus practice.

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