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Scientists crack mystery of ancient Chinese pottery found in shipwreck
12th February 2019 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Tech

Researchers have succeeded in pinpointing the exact origins of 700-year-old Chinese pottery items recovered from a shipwreck.

Scientists Are Investigating Building a Space Station Inside a Giant Asteroid
12th February 2019 | sciencealert.com | Space, Tech

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it’s a wild possibility scientists are actually exploring: how to fit a space station inside an asteroid.

Homo sapiens or Denisovans? Who made stunning cave jewellery and artefacts up to 48,000 years ago?
6th February 2019 siberiantimes.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Eminent Siberian archeologist Professor Mikhail Shunkov challenges Western claims casting doubt on this being the work of ancient Denisovans.

Humans colonized diverse environments in Southeast Asia and Oceania during the Pleistocene
31st January 2019 | sciencedaily.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

New study reviews the palaeoecological information associated with hominin dispersals into Southeast Asia and Oceania throughout the Pleistocene.

Astronomers Have Made a Breathtaking Image Staring Deeper Into Space Than Ever Before
25th January 2019 | sciencealert.com | Space, Tech

Scientists at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias developed and applied an image processing technique designed to draw out the unseen light in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field.

Steam-Powered Spacecraft Could Explore the Asteroid Belt Forever, Refueling Itself in Space
23rd January 2019 | universetoday.com | Space, Tech

New York-based company Honeybee Robotics has teemed up with the University of Central Florida (UFC) to develop a steam-powered robotic spacecraft.

AI Has Predicted A New Subspecies Of Archaic Human Ancestors That Have Not Been Discovered Yet
21st January 2019 images.inquisitr.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

AI has predicted a new hybrid species stemming from Denisovans and Neanderthals that has not yet been identified.

Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths — or Falling Into Old Traps?
21st January 2019 | nytimes.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Geneticists have begun using old bones to make sweeping claims about the distant past. But their revisions to the human story are making some scholars of prehistory uneasy.

Archeological dig along Detroit River unearths 30,000 indigenous artifacts
16th January 2019 m.metrotimes.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Thanks to an ongoing archeological dig, nearly 30,000 artifacts have turned up that could provide context to the rich history of the Michigan-Canada border as well as its indigenous relations.

STEAM-PROPELLED SPACECRAFT COULD EXPLORE ASTEROIDS ‘FOREVER’, SAY SCIENTISTS
16th January 2019 | independent.co.uk | Space, Tech

‘Awesome’ technology could be used to explore ‘anywhere there is water and sufficiently low gravity’.

India outcry after scientists claim ancient Hindus invented stem cell research
7th January 2019 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The organisers of a major Indian science conference said they were concerned by speakers citing religious texts and ideas at the event.

Why We Still Can’t Read the Writing of the Ancient Indus Civilization
7th January 2019 blogs.discovermagazine.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Since 2004, there’s even been a standing $10,000 prize for anyone who discovers an Indus text over 50 characters, offered by an anonymous donor.

China Makes Historic 1st Landing on Mysterious Far Side of the Moon
3rd January 2019 | space.com | Space, Tech

Chang’e 4 will perform a variety of science work over the coming months, potentially helping scientists better understand the structure, formation and evolution of Earth’s natural satellite.

Brains of 3 People Have Been Successfully Connected, Enabling Them to Share Thoughts
2nd January 2019 | sciencealert.com | Humans, Tech, Weird

The researchers behind the system have dubbed it BrainNet, and say it could eventually be used to connect many different minds together, even across the web.

Wireless ‘pacemaker for the brain’ could offer new treatment for neurological disorders
2nd January 2019 | sciencedaily.com | Humans, Tech

A new neurostimulator can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson’s.

Asteroid News: Radar Study And The Lucy Mission [Infographic]
2nd January 2019 | forbes.com | Space, Tech

As 2018 comes to a close let’s take a look at what is happening with all the objects surrounding the Earth.

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