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Humans news stories

Queen’s Brian May Will Rock You with This Stereo Image of Asteroid Ryugu
10th July 2018 | | Humans

Once a rock star has already conquered Earth, what’s left but to bring his artistic interests to space?

Roman-Era Clay Tablet With Verses From Homer’s Odyssey Unearthed In Ancient Olympia
10th July 2018 | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient tablet engraved with 13 verses of the Odyssey in the ancient city of Olympia, southern Greece, in what could be the earliest record of the epic poem.

Monsanto ‘bullied scientists’ and hid weedkiller cancer risk, lawyer tells court
10th July 2018 | | Animal Life, Earth, Humans

As ill California man’s landmark case begins, attorney attacks Roundup maker’s response to researchers’ findings.

Every person has a unique brain anatomy
10th July 2018 | | Humans

Like with fingerprints, no two people have the same brain anatomy, a study has shown. This uniqueness is the result of a combination of genetic factors and individual life experiences.

The Stonehenge dead tell their stories
9th July 2018 | Ancient, Humans

The skeletons were all excavated in in 2015, but the long, slow process of investigating them has only now been completed.

Germany’s prestigious Max Planck Society investigates new allegations of abuse
9th July 2018 | | Humans

Anonymous survey of young scientists reveals fresh accusations of bullying and harassment at astrophysics institute.

Swiss Archaeologists’ Refrigerator Theory Gets a Cool Result
9th July 2018 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The theory could help experts understand the enigmatic pits that have long baffled investigators.

Discoveries by archaeology team give new clues on life in ancient Jewish village
9th July 2018 | Ancient, Humans

The discoveries indicate villagers flourished under early fifth century Christian rule, contradicting a widespread view that Jewish settlement in the region declined during that period.

Cross species transfer of genes has driven evolution
9th July 2018 | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

Far from just being the product of our parents, widespread transfer of genes between species has radically changed the genomes of today’s mammals, and been an important driver of evolution.

Fifty years ago, at Lake Mungo, the true scale of Aboriginal Australians’ epic story was revealed
9th July 2018 | Ancient, Humans

The 40,000-year-old “Mungo Lady” and the equally ancient remains of Mungo Man, found nearby in 1974, doubled scientific estimates of how long Aboriginal people had called Australia home.

Fragment of impacting asteroid recovered in Botswana
6th July 2018 | Humans, Space

Its one of the fragments of asteroid 2018 LA which collided with Earth on June 2, 2018 and turned into a meteor fireball that detonated over Botswana a few seconds after entering the atmosphere.

3-million-year-old skeleton reveals the story of ancient toddlers’ lifestyles
6th July 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

Over 3 million years ago, our ancient ancestors and their toddlers were standing on two feet and walking upright, it has been revealed.

Paleolithic stoneware found in northeast China
5th July 2018 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Researchers have found stoneware that was made in the late period of the Old Stone Age dating back 10,000 to 20,000 years, meaning the area was long inhabited by people in ancient times.

Contagious cancer could have wiped out America’s first dogs
5th July 2018 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Ancient-genome study finds that indigenous dogs in North and South America split from other domestic canines around 15,000 years ago.

Two 4,500-Year-Old Homes Found Near Giza Pyramids
5th July 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

The structures may have housed officials responsible for overseeing the production of food for a paramilitary force more than 4,500 years ago.

How Ancient Teeth Reveal the Roots of Humankind
5th July 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

From diet to evolution, prehistoric chompers tell archaeologists a surprising amount about our ancestors.

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