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The Great Pyramid of Giza Might Focus Electromagnetic Energy in Its Chambers
1st August 2018 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Theoretical research by an international team of physicists has discovered that the Great Pyramid of Giza can concentrate electromagnetic energy in its internal chambers and under its base.

Technology for incontinence hasn’t developed that much since ancient Egyptian times
1st August 2018 theconversation.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Today’s healthcare is full of technology that would seem like science fiction to our grandparents. But this is far from true in every area: some remain woefully neglected by innovation.

Indigenous people hunted bison using fire – and clever manipulation of the landscape
1st August 2018 | cbc.ca | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans, Tech

Great Plains people were skilled hunters — and savvy environmental managers.

This AI Can Predict Your Personality Type Simply by Watching Your Eyes
30th July 2018 | sciencealert.com | Humans, Tech, Weird

A study suggests the way our eyes move reveals a scary amount about what we feel inside – to the point where AI can predict somebody’s personality type simply by watching their eyes.

From discovery to data: How astronomers track near-Earth asteroids
30th July 2018 | astronomy.com | Space, Tech

Once an asteroid has been identified, how do we know if it’s a threat?

Blood-curdling video shows near-Earth asteroids spotted by NASA have skyrocketed in 20yrs
27th July 2018 | rt.com | Space, Tech

Data from January 1, 1999 to the end of January 2018 shows the spectacular increase in asteroid discoveries in the Solar System.

Native Americans managed the prairie for better bison hunts
27th July 2018 arstechnica.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans, Tech

Pre-Columbian indigenous hunters burned patches of grassland to stimulate new growth, which tempted bison herds and lured them in for the kill.

China’s Plan to Seize a Near-Earth Asteroid Sounds Surprisingly Feasible
27th July 2018 | inverse.com | Space, Tech

Their plan, which is to wrap a massive bag around an asteroid and ferry it back to Earth, has significant engineering obstacles.

Ancient Stone Toolmakers Came To North America Far Earlier Than Clovis People
20th July 2018 | techtimes.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Researchers have found new evidence that the first humans settled in North America much earlier than the Clovis culture that peopled the early Americas.

‘Apollo 11’ film to show first moon landing like never before
20th July 2018 | collectspace.com | Humans, Space, Tech

“Apollo 11,” from director Todd Douglas Miller, will feature never-before-seen large format film footage of the 1969 mission that landed astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon.

Archaeologists find earliest evidence of bread
18th July 2018 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Tech

Tiny specks of bread have been found in fireplaces used by hunter-gatherers 14,000 years ago, predating agriculture by thousands of years.

‘A goldmine’: mummies’ secrets uncovered in Egypt
17th July 2018 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Deep below the sands of the Saqqara necropolis, archaeologists have uncovered a unique discovery they say reveals the secrets of the ancient Egyptian mummies.

Rare Double Asteroid Spotted by Three of the World’s Largest Radio Telescopes
17th July 2018 interestingengineering.com | Space, Tech

An asteroid first discovered last year has now been confirmed to be one of only four equal mass binary systems ever detected near Earth.

Who were the first Americans? Ancient tools dug up in Texas add to the debate
15th July 2018 | star-telegram.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

A new archaeological find suggests that humans inhabited America, specifically parts of what is known today as Texas, as far back as 21,700 years ago.

High-Energy ‘Ghost Particle’ Traced to Distant Galaxy in Astronomy Breakthrough
12th July 2018 | space.com | Space, Tech

Astronomers have traced a high-energy neutrino to its cosmic source for the first time ever, solving a century-old mystery in the process.

Swiss Archaeologists’ Refrigerator Theory Gets a Cool Result
9th July 2018 | ancient-origins.net | Ancient, Humans, Tech

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

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