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How Astronomers Missed the Massive Asteroid That Just Whizzed Past Earth
29th July 2019 | livescience.com | 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 | independent.com.mt | 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-origins.net | 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 | dailymail.co.uk | 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 | sciencedaily.com | 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 | timesofisrael.com | 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 | theguardian.com | 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 | independent.co.uk | 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 | asahi.com | 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 qz.com | 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 | thenational.ae | Space, Tech

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

Bust of Tutankhamun sold at auction for £4.7m despite Egypt protests
6th July 2019 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The ‘rare and beautiful’ 3,000-year-old sculpture goes under the hammer in defiance of claims it was stolen.

Space miners race to an asteroid worth quintillions
4th July 2019 bigthink.com | Humans, Space, Tech

Could 16 Psyche make every person on Earth a billionaire? The space mining race is heating up.

Queen’s Brian May Outlines Asteroid Deflection Mission
1st July 2019 | space.com | Earth, Humans, Space, Tech

A famous astrophysicist (and guitar player) tells all about an ambitious mission to save humanity from asteroids, should one ever threaten Earth.

How Historians Can Now See Invisible Text on Ancient Manuscripts
1st July 2019 gizmodo.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The sophisticated tech requires specialized training and expensive equipment, but researchers have recently been trying to make its use more widespread.

We will rock you: the world prepares for Asteroid Day
28th June 2019 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Earth, Space, Tech

Scientists, scholars, astrophysicists, engineers, students and academics will gather in 192 countries to be part of the official United Nations’ day of awareness and education.

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