Humans news stories

Interstellar ice may hold the secret to life
17th December 2017 cosmosmagazine.com | Animal Life, Earth, Humans, Space

Canadian research finds low energy electrons can catalyse essential organic molecules.

3,500-Year-Old Child Burials Unearthed at Ancient Egyptian Work Site
17th December 2017 | ancient-origins.net | Ancient, Humans

A team of archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed four ancient child graves at Gebel el-Silsila, the site of a former Egyptian quarry that dates back 3,500 years.

Evidence of early humans found in the jungles of Borneo
16th December 2017 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

Based on comparisons with the objects found by the Harrissons in the Great Cave complex, archaeologists think the Traders Cave deposits are mostly 20,000 years old or more.

Archaeologists unearth record of ancient Assyria’s demise
15th December 2017 popular-archaeology.com | Ancient, Humans

A cuneiform tablet discovered in southeastern Turkey documents a glimpse into the final days of the Assyrian Empire.

David Attenborough Warns: Sixth Mass Extinction Is Imminent
15th December 2017 | inverse.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

“The damage we are inflicting on species and ecosystems is so extensive and profound that scientists now believe we are witnessing Earth’s sixth mass extinction event – the last one marked the end of the dinosaurs,” Attenborough said.

Ancient Poop Contains First Evidence of Parasites Described by Hippocrates
15th December 2017 mentalfloss.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech, Weird

The long-held mystery of Hippocrates and the parasitic worms has finally been solved, and it’s all thanks to a few samples of ancient poop.

Rare Aztec Map Reveals a Glimpse of Life in 1500s Mexico
15th December 2017 news.nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Humans

This map, dated 1593, is one of fewer than 100 documents made by indigenous people that have survived the ravages of time. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the early interactions between the indigenous people of Mexico and the recently arrived Spanish.

Irish Ancestry Surprises Revealed by New DNA Map
15th December 2017 news.nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Humans

A new “DNA atlas” of Ireland is revealing some of the surprising ways historic kingdoms have influenced populations on the island—and it offers the first genetic evidence that Vikings intermingled with ancient Irish peoples.

Inequality grew as ancient people domesticated animals
15th December 2017 | futurity.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

An analysis of 63 archeological sites across North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa links increasing wealth inequality and the rise of animal domestication.

Chemists Find New Evidence That Life Might Have Started in Space
14th December 2017 | inverse.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans, Space

There’s an increasingly confident group of researchers that think life emerged in space, and evidence published in the Journal of Chemical Physics on Tuesday provides support for their daring hypothesis.

Face of Ancient Queen Revealed for First Time
14th December 2017 news.nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Centuries after a noblewoman lived and died in Peru, scientists have reconstructed her face in stunning 3-D.

Scientists want to explore the Great Pyramid of Giza with … a micro-blimp?
14th December 2017 | digitaltrends.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Researchers are currently developing a blimp-like exploration robot, designed to squeeze through a tiny 1.5-inch hole, before unfolding and inflating itself to look around.

‘Ram Setu’ exists, is man-made, claims promo on US TV channel
14th December 2017 timesofindia.indiatimes.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

The spotlight is back on the mythological ‘Ram Setu’ between India and Sri Lanka, after a show on the Science Channel in the US hinted that such a structure may actually exist outside of mythology.

New Research Says There’s a Genetic Limit to How Long We Can Live
14th December 2017 futurism.com | Humans, Tech
A new paper published by a team of multidisciplinary researchers claim that humankind has reached a peak in physical development and lifespan. The limit is a product of genetic constraints, combined with environmental conditions.
Ancient mummy found to have bone cancer
14th December 2017 | zmescience.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The mummified man, nicknamed “Hen” lived around 2,000 years ago, but he was just recently given a full CT scan at the Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.

Why are palaeontologists suing Trump?
13th December 2017 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Proposed radical cuts to US National Monuments threaten America’s unique fossil heritage – but the palaeontologists are fighting back.

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