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Inca-era tomb unearthed beneath home in Peru’s capital
24th June 2022 | | Ancient, Humans

Scientists have unearthed an Inca-era tomb under a home in the heart of Peru’s capital, Lima, a burial believed to hold remains wrapped in cloth alongside ceramics and fine ornaments.

24th June 2022 | | Humans, Misc.

Scientists probe the link between serotonin and cannabinoid signaling.

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The significance of these very rare Aboriginal shelters has been revealed
24th June 2022 | | Ancient, Humans

An unpublished report obtained has outlined the cultural and archaeological significance of Kokatha Aboriginal sites that were discovered in a military testing range in South Australia.

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This is the best time to spot a rare alignment of five planets. Here’s how to watch it.
23rd June 2022 | | Humans, Space

This rare planetary alignment has been visible since early June. But the view should be particularly impressive this week, as Mercury is at its brightest and the waning moon joins the parade of planets.

Indigenous communities used the Caribbean Sea as an aquatic highway
23rd June 2022 | Ancient, Humans

With some 7,000 islands and cays and a 7,000-year history of human habitation, the Caribbean Sea is practically synonymous with maritime travel.

Australia’s first marine Aboriginal archaeological site questioned
22nd June 2022 | Ancient, Humans

“It remains untested how old the artifacts are—they could be 200 years old, 2,000 years old or 20,000 years old—it is completely unknown at this stage,”

Canterbury area was home to Neanderthal ancestors study suggests
22nd June 2022 | | Ancient, Humans

Kent was home to some of Britain’s earliest humans, according to the latest research. Homo heidelbergensis, an ancestor of Neanderthals, occupied the area around what is now Canterbury between 560,000 and 620,000 years ago.


Astronomers Discover a Bizarre Spiral Object Swirling Around The Milky Way’s Center
22nd June 2022 | | Humans, Space, Weird

As if cracking open a cosmic Russian nesting doll, astronomers have peered into the center of the Milky Way and discovered what appears to be a miniature spiral galaxy, swirling daintily around a single large star.

DMT is Effective at Treating Depression, New Study Finds
22nd June 2022 | Humans, Misc.

In the quest to discover the most effective psychedelic medicines for treating mental health conditions, some have pointed to DMT as a potential tool for treating depression. Now, a new study published in Nature lends credence to using DMT as a rapid-acting antidepressant.

Thailand cannabis: From a war on drugs to weed curries
21st June 2022 | | Humans, Misc.

Thailand legalised cultivating and consuming cannabis this month, reversing a hard-line approach of long prison sentences or even the death penalty for drug offences. The BBC’s South East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head reports on what’s behind the dramatic change.


Galactic Belly Flop: Mysterious “Blue Blobs” Reveal a New Kind of Star System
21st June 2022 | Humans, Space, Weird

“It’s a lesson in the unexpected,” Jones said. “When you’re looking for things, you’re not necessarily going to find the thing you’re looking for, but you might find something else very interesting.”

Life will find a way: could scientists make Jurassic Park a reality?
21st June 2022 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans, Weird

What Alida Bailleul saw through the microscope made no sense. She was examining thin sections of fossilised skull from a young hadrosaur, a duck-billed, plant-eating beast that roamed what is now Montana 75m years ago, when she spotted features that made her draw a breath.

Stonehenge summer solstice: Thousands welcome back celebrations
21st June 2022 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans

More than 6,000 people have gathered to watch the sunrise at Stonehenge for the summer solstice. It is the first time since the pandemic that the stone circles in Salisbury and Avebury have been open to the public for the event.


Ancient Maya installed gemstones in their teeth. It wasn’t just fashion.
20th June 2022 | Ancient, Humans

The ancient Maya enjoyed filling their teeth with gemstones. A new study reveals how the procedure was done and how it didn’t kill them.

Friendly fungi help forests fight climate change
20th June 2022 | | Animal Life, Earth, Humans

A forest is home to billions of living things, some of them too small to be seen by the naked eye. Collectively, these micro-scale species contribute more to our planet than most of us could imagine.

Incredible New Maps of Asteroid Psyche Reveal an Ancient World of Metal and Rock
20th June 2022 | Ancient, Humans, Space, Tech

The varied surface of asteroid Psyche suggests a dynamic history, which could include metallic eruptions, asteroid-shaking impacts, and a lost rocky mantle.

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