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Humans migrated to Mongolia much earlier than previously believed
20th August 2019 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Stone tools uncovered in Mongolia indicate that modern humans traveled across the Eurasian steppe about 45,000 years ago – about 10,000 years earlier than previously believed.

Explorers to sail ancient Black Sea route on reed boat Abora IV
7th August 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

An international team of archaeologists and explorers is preparing to set sail on a reed boat, hoping to prove that Greek аrgonauts were not the first to trade on the Black Sea.

The Mesoamerican attraction to magnetism
1st August 2019 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Study suggests they both understood the phenomenon and had uses for it.

The future of asteroid tracking
1st August 2019 | | Space, Tech

Scientists continue to find dangerous asteroids in Earth’s vicinity, but to fully capture the threat these nearby space rocks pose, they need tools that aren’t in operation now and may not be for years to come.

Divers Find Remains of Ancient Temple in Sunken Egyptian City
30th July 2019 | | Humans, Tech

Divers swimming through Heracleion have discovered a trove of artifacts, including the remains of a temple, gold jewelry, coins and the missing piece of a ceremonial boat,

How Astronomers Missed the Massive Asteroid That Just Whizzed Past Earth
29th July 2019 | | Humans, Space, Tech

Astronomers in Brazil and the United States separately discovered 2019 OK a couple of days ago, but it’s surprise visit was only announced a couple of hours before it passed by.

Ancient Maltese civilisation felled most trees within first 100 years of arriving in Malta
24th July 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

They understood the importance of soil management to fend off starvation on an island which had no natural resources and was exposed to inclement and violent weather and climate.

10,000-Year-Old Engraved Stone Found to be World’s Oldest Lunar Calendar
24th July 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

A new study, coordinated by Sapienza, claims to have discovered the oldest lunar calendar in the world in a pebble that was carved during the Upper Paleolithic period.

Scientists may have discovered the oldest ever evidence of artwork from the Denisovans etched on bone fragments dating back 100,000 years
20th July 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The two bone fragments were unearthed from a dig site in northern China.

Speeding up science on near-earth asteroids
20th July 2019 | | Space, Tech

Modeling the shape and movement of near-Earth asteroids is now up to 25 times faster thanks to new research.

A ‘game changer’: Vast, developed 9,000-year-old settlement found near Jerusalem
19th July 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Remains of Neolithic site near Motza, the largest ever discovered in Israel, show mix of agriculture, hunting, animal husbandry — a society at its peak, say archaeologists.

‘Bent’ pyramid: Egypt opens ancient oddity for tourism
15th July 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Pharoah Sneferu’s structure marks key step in Egyptian architecture, as builders had to change the angle when it started to crack.

Giant marble pyramid-shaped island complex rising from sea uncovered, revealing secrets of ancient Greece’s origins
12th July 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Ancient Greeks embarked on at least 3,500 maritime voyages to transport between 7,000-10,000 tonnes of white marble from one Aegean island to another.

Team proves Paleolithic people may have paddled to Japan
12th July 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Five exhausted canoeists proved July 9 it is possible Japan was settled 30,000 years ago by Old Stone Age people from Taiwan.

NASA won’t launch a mission to hunt deadly asteroids
8th July 2019 | Space, Tech

NASA says it can’t afford to build a space telescope considered the fastest way to identify asteroids that might impact the Earth with terrible consequences.

Earth’s new early-warning meteor impact system is needed more than ever
6th July 2019 | | Space, Tech

Scientists fear a repeat of the 2013 strike in Russia and the devastating 1908 impact.

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