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Machine-learning model can detect hidden Aussie rock art
28th June 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Researchers have developed a way to detect the presence of rock art in remote, hard-to-reach areas in Australia’s rugged landscapes using Machine Learning (ML) methods.

Incredible New Maps of Asteroid Psyche Reveal an Ancient World of Metal and Rock
20th June 2022 scitechdaily.com | Ancient, Humans, Space, Tech

The varied surface of asteroid Psyche suggests a dynamic history, which could include metallic eruptions, asteroid-shaking impacts, and a lost rocky mantle.

The most mysterious asteroids in the solar system
29th May 2022 mashable.com | Ancient, Humans, Space, Tech

Two swarms of curious, diverse space rocks — called Trojan asteroids — continuously journey around the sun, one in front of the gas giant Jupiter and one behind. Jupiter and the sun’s gravity have combined to lock the Trojans into this immutable orbit.

Ghostly ‘mirror world’ might be cause of cosmic controversy
20th May 2022 phys.org | Humans, Tech, Weird

New research suggests an unseen “mirror world” of particles that interacts with our world only via gravity that might be the key to solving a major puzzle in cosmology today—the Hubble constant problem.

Famous ‘alien’ Wow! signal may have come from distant, sunlike star
20th May 2022 | livescience.com | Ancient, Space, Tech, Weird

Researchers may have pinpointed the source of a famous supposed alien broadcast discovered nearly a half century ago.

These Videos From a Space Probe Flying Past The Sun Are Truly Out of This World
20th May 2022 | sciencealert.com | Space, Tech, Weird

A spacecraft looping around the Sun has made its first close approach – and filmed the encounter in glorious detail.

The study of nonhuman intelligence could be missing major insights
17th May 2022 bigthink.com | Animal Life, Humans, Tech

From machines to animals, there are many kinds of possible minds.

Astronomers discover asteroid treasure trove in old Hubble Space Telescope data
12th May 2022 | space.com | Ancient, Space, Tech

Astronomers have revealed the trails of nearly 1,500 new asteroids hidden in data gathered by NASA’s most venerable space telescope.

Large Hadron Collider to restart and hunt for a fifth force of nature
23rd April 2022 | theguardian.com | Humans, Tech

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will restart on Friday after a three-year hiatus and is expected to resolve a scientific cliffhanger on whether a mysterious anomaly could point to the existence of a fifth fundamental force of nature.

Researchers develop new ways of visualizing ancient small objects by combining technologies
20th April 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Experts have developed new ways of visually representing ancient objects such as stone tools and fossils developing technologies currently only used in video games and computer graphics.

Scientists hope to broadcast DNA and Earth’s location for curious aliens
19th April 2022 | theguardian.com | Humans, Space, Tech

Beacon of Galaxy message could be sent into heart of Milky Way, where life is deemed most likely to exist.

‘Extraordinary’ W boson particle finding contradicts understanding of how universe works
8th April 2022 | theguardian.com | Humans, Tech, Weird

New measurement of fundamental particle of physics after decade-long study challenges theoretical rulebook in scientific ‘mystery’.

The furthest object we’ve ever seen – a very young galaxy
7th April 2022 cosmosmagazine.com | Space, Tech

The super-distant galaxy could have either a supermassive black hole or a nursery of incredibly quick-forming stars.

Rare glimpse of giant planet still ‘in the womb’ yet nine times the mass of Jupiter
5th April 2022 | theguardian.com | Space, Tech

Scientists have observed an enormous planet about nine times the mass of Jupiter at a remarkably early stage of formation – describing it as still in the womb – in a discovery that challenges the current understanding of planetary formation.

Distant star found by Hubble telescope may be earliest we will ever see
31st March 2022 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Space, Tech

The most distant star ever seen has been captured by the Hubble space telescope in images that appear to give a remarkable glimpse into the ancient universe.

People Are Experimenting With ‘Digital Drugs’ Delivered Via Sound… And It’s Weird
31st March 2022 | sciencealert.com | Humans, Tech, Weird

In a new study, researchers examined a relatively new way to alter minds, which makes use of digital sounds to feed conflicting frequencies into each ear. By tuning in to these ‘binaural beats‘, some people report they can drop out, reduce pain, enhance memory, and ease anxiety and depression.

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