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Aboriginal settlement in Australia was no accident
21st May 2018 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Researchers working to solve the mystery of how Aboriginal people first reached Australia say the earliest people didn’t get here by accident, but made deliberate voyages to reach the new land.

This is earth’s real first line of defense against asteroid strikes
21st May 2018 | | Earth, Humans, Space, Tech

The B612 Foundation is dedicated to all planetary defense issues. This group of physicists, astronomers, engineers, and astronauts is looking out for you – and are motivated to do it.

Arctic ice brings an understanding of ancient Europe’s economy
18th May 2018 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Tech

Researchers have tracked economic activity in Europe and the Mediterranean over the centuries by measuring variations in the amount of lead in a core of Greenlandic ice.

How rice farming may have spread across the ancient world
18th May 2018 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Tech

A study of 4000-year-old DNA—a rare find in this region—suggests that rice farming came with farmers migrating from China, where it originated.

Memory transferred between snails, challenging standard theory of how the brain remembers
15th May 2018 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans, Tech

UCLA neuroscientists have reported that they have transferred a memory from one animal to another via injections of RNA.

Moon of Jupiter prime candidate for alien life after water blast found
15th May 2018 | | Ancient, Space, Tech

Nasa’s Galileo spacecraft flew through a giant plume of water that erupted from the icy surface of Europa, new analysis shows.

Could resurrecting mammoths help stop Arctic emissions?
15th May 2018 | Ancient, Animal Life, Tech

Pleistocene Park is an epic experiment in the Siberian Arctic that has been underway since 1996. It is this park to which the Harvard team hope to deliver the first resurrected mammoth hybrid within the next decade.

Archaeologists Make The Surprising Discovery Of The 4,800-Year-Old ‘Lost’ City Of Mardaman Hidden In Iraq
13th May 2018 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

After recovering 92 cuneiform tablets, a philologist was finally able to translate the writings which gave the name of this mystery city.

An asteroid that nobody knew was coming flew very, very close to our planet. Gulp.
11th May 2018 | Earth, Space, Tech

Named 2018 GE3, it passed us by at about half the distance between Earth and the moon—wicked close.

78,000 year cave record from East Africa shows early cultural innovations
9th May 2018 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The deep archaeological sequence of Panga ya Saidi cave has produced a remarkable new cultural record indicative of cultural complexity over the long term.

Feeling the beat through the elephants feet
8th May 2018 | | Animal Life, Tech

A new Oxford University collaboration with Save The Elephants has shown that elephant behaviour can be determined in a new way: through the vibrations they create.

Meet the ancestors… the two brothers creating lifelike figures of early man
6th May 2018 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech
Dutch twins Adrie and Alfons Kennis are showing their uncanny models in museums all over Europe. Adrie discusses how their creations are realised and the extreme reactions they can provoke.
Engineers upgrade ancient, sun-powered tech to purify water with near-perfect efficiency
4th May 2018 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Tech

The idea of using energy from the sun to evaporate and purify water is ancient. The Greek philosopher Aristotle reportedly described such a process more than 2,000 years ago.

NASA technology reveals hidden text on Dead Sea Scrolls
4th May 2018 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

A specialized camera originally developed for NASA has helped researchers in Israel discover previously hidden text on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Engraved Crimean stone artifact may demonstrate Neanderthal symbolism
3rd May 2018 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The incisions represent deliberate engravings that would have required fine motor skills and attention to detail. These engravings appear to have been made with symbolic or communicative intent.

Ancient humans settled the Philippines 700,000 years ago
3rd May 2018 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

This pushes back the earliest evidence for human occupation of the Philippines by more than 600,000 years. Who were these humans? How did they cross the deep seas that surrounded the island?

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