Humans news stories

There’s a Surprising Similarity Between How Animals And Humans Talk to Each Other
8th June 2018 | sciencealert.com | Animal Life, Humans

According to a comprehensive new study, many species take turns in their conversations, just like we do.

Cannabis shops set to open in Canada by autumn after Senate approves legalisation
8th June 2018 | telegraph.co.uk | Ancient, Earth, Humans

The Cannabis Act will now go back to the House of Commons, which passed the bill in November 2017 but needs to sign off on changes made by the Senate.

Secrets of Orkney’s ancient tombs revealed – in 3D
8th June 2018 | scotsman.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Orkney’s famous chambered cairns have been reconstructed in 3D with viewers able to explore and move around the tombs like never before.

Deadly behavior-modifying weapon identified in insect-world chemical arms race
7th June 2018 | sciencedaily.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans, Tech, Weird

New research joins the dots between zombie ants, an insect-world arms race and the search for new antibiotics.

Ancient paintings found in Krabi cave
7th June 2018 thethaiger.com | Ancient, Humans

More than 60 ancient paintings, thought to be around 3,000-5,000 years old, have been found at the Khao Pru Tee Mae cliff in Mount Chong Lom, Ao Luek, Krabi.

New Mexico Moves Closer to Electing the First Native American Congresswoman
7th June 2018 time.com | Humans

Deb Haaland’s victory Tuesday in a Democratic primary for an open congressional seat had Native Americans celebrating the possibility of a landmark in U.S. political history.

DNA study reveals fate of Irish women taken by Vikings as slaves to Iceland
7th June 2018 | irishtimes.com | Ancient, Humans

Researchers have found that contemporary Icelanders draw about 70 per cent of their genes from Norse ancestry.

Sour tastes make people push the boundaries
7th June 2018 cosmosmagazine.com | Humans

Experiencing a sour taste in the mouth is strongly linked to risk-taking behaviour, a new study shows.

Essential oils to fight bacterial infections
7th June 2018 | sciencedaily.com | Humans, Tech

Scientists have discovered a technique to apply natural plant extracts such as Tea Tree Oil as a coating for medical devices, a process which could prevent millions of infections every year.

A Crucial Archaeological Dating Tool Is Wrong, And It Could Change History as We Know It
6th June 2018 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

This may not seem like a huge deal, but in situations where a decade or two of discrepancy counts, radiocarbon dating could be misrepresenting important details.

Dozens of Mysterious ‘Reserve Heads’ Were Sealed in Ancient Egyptian Tombs
6th June 2018 | atlasobscura.com | Ancient, Humans

Sculpted during the Old Kingdom (2613-2181 B.C.), the heads are often made of limestone, with the bottom of the neck working as a sort of base to allow the object to stand.

Late Pleistocene human mandibles from the Niah Caves may hint at ancient diets
6th June 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

The researchers estimate that one of the mandibles is 28-30,000 years old, while the other two are at least 11,000 and 10,000 years old, respectively.

Traditional Aboriginal healers should work alongside doctors to help close the gap
5th June 2018 theconversation.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

Aboriginal healing practices involve mindfulness and attention to relationships with all living things, as well as seeking the advice and treatments of traditional healers.

The art of healing: five medicinal plants used by Aboriginal Australians
5th June 2018 theconversation.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

People have lived in Australia for at least 65,000 years. In all those generations the land provided original Australians with everything they needed for a healthy life.

This 4,000-Year-Old Jar Contains Italy’s Oldest Olive Oil
5th June 2018 | smithsonianmag.com | Ancient, Humans

Traces of oleic and linoleic acid found on a central Italy jar pushes the timeline of the substance in the region back an estimated 700 years.

The Art of Creating Replicas of Ice Age Cave Paintings
5th June 2018 hyperallergic.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The idea that art is an expression valued for originality is put to the test with the study and replication of caves painted during the Pleistocene.

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