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A New Paper Reveals The Amazing Evolution of The Human Face
23rd April 2019 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

For over 4 million years, our features have slowly morphed into what we see today in the mirror, a brief stop on the way to who knows what.

NASA Chooses SpaceX to Launch Asteroid-Walloping Mission
14th April 2019 | space.com | Space, Tech

SpaceX will fly its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) planetary-defense mission. The total launch cost for NASA will be about $69 million, agency officials said.

The very strong case for an asteroid defense system
11th April 2019 theweek.com | Humans, Space, Tech

It sounds a bit silly, but there is a very strong case for the American government to set up a planetary asteroid defense system.

Ancient Medicine Wheel may have served as star chart
10th April 2019 | wyofile.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Ivy Merriot theorizes that Native Americans used a series of stones arranged like a spoked wheel to understand, remember and predict astronomical events.

Revolutionary camera allows scientists to predict evolution of ancient stars
10th April 2019 phys.org | Ancient, Space, Tech

For the first time scientists have been able to prove a decades old theory on stars thanks to a revolutionary high-speed camera.

A ‘Self-Driving’ Spacecraft May Help Save Earth from Asteroid Collisions
8th April 2019 | space.com | Earth, Space, Tech

Europe’s next asteroid mission, which could launch in 2023, will rely on the same kind of navigation technology as self-driving cars.

TRUMP PUSHES A NEW PIPELINE PERMIT AS FLOODS DEVASTATE NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES
8th April 2019 theintercept.com | Humans, Tech

The same Native communities that have been hit hardest by Midwestern flooding are also some of the most vocally opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Ancient advanced weapon technology theory debunked by new research
5th April 2019 | nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

For four decades, researchers believed the 2,200-year-old bronze weapons of the Terracotta Warriors were amazingly preserved because they were chrome plated.

Uncovering the secrets of ancient rock art using ‘X-ray vision’
1st April 2019 phys.org | Humans, Tech

Today, scientists report use of “X-ray vision” to gain brand-new insights about the layers of paint in rock art in Texas without needless damage.

New neurons for life? Old people can still make fresh brain cells, study finds
26th March 2019 | sciencemag.org | Humans, Tech

A new study finds that even people long past middle age can make fresh brain cells, and that past studies that failed to spot these newcomers may have used flawed methods.

Fascinating Experiment Suggests Some Humans Can Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field
26th March 2019 | gizmodo.com.au | Earth, Humans, Tech

The ability to sense the Earth’s magnetic field is well documented among many animals, but researchers have struggled to show that humans are also capable of the feat. Until now.

‘Unseen’ Meteor That Exploded Over Bering Sea Caught on Camera After All
25th March 2019 | livescience.com | Space, Tech

Two instruments on NASA’s Terra satellite caught images of the fireball explosion on Dec. 18, 2018.

Archaeologists Have Unearthed A 60,000-Year-Old Neanderthal Workshop In Poland With 17,000 Stone Products
22nd March 2019 | inquisitr.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

This is so far the largest of its kind that has ever been discovered outside of a cave in Central Europe.

NASA’s Surprise Discovery on Bennu Just Changed What We Know About Asteroids
20th March 2019 | sciencealert.com | Space, Tech

The NASA spacecraft analysing the asteroid has observed it shooting out plumes of dust that surround it in a dusty haze – a phenomenon we’ve never seen in an asteroid before.

This Nile Shipwreck Is First Evidence That Herodotus Wasn’t Lying About Egyptian Boats
18th March 2019 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

This steering system had been seen in representations and models through the Pharaonic period – but we had no firm archaeological evidence of its existence until now.

World’s oldest astrolabe was part of Vasco da Gama’s voyage to India
18th March 2019 | tribuneindia.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The Sodre astrolabe is believed to have been made between 1496 and 1501 and is unique in comparison to all other mariner’s astrolabes.

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