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Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Cast into northern European wetlands, bog bodies have long appeared as opaque to archaeologists as their dark and watery graves. But new clues are coming in the centuries-old mystery of their origins.
100,000-Year-Old Case of Brain Damage Discovered
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Marty
- 2 days ago - livescience.com
Given the brain damage, the child was likely unable to care for himself or herself, so people must have spent years looking after the little boy or girl, according to the researchers who analyzed the 3D images
The Sixth Extinction Is Here -- And It's Our Fault
Science & Tech  (tags: science, history, life, earth, biodeversity losses, study, environment, interesting, humans, research )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - recode.net
The Earth appears to be in the early stages of the Sixth Extinction, the latest in a series of mass biodiversity losses that have punctuated the history of life on the planet, according to a paper published in Science this week.
Painting Stones: Prehistoric Decorated Quartz Pebbles
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Marty
- 2 days ago - pasthorizonspr.com
Painted pebbles are a bit of a conundrum. These decorated, white beach-worn quartz pebbles have been the subject of much thought and discourse since the nineteenth century. The presumed emblematic value of quartz in prehistory may have been important in p
5 Step Plan to Feed the World and Cut Environmental Impact of Farming
Science & Tech  (tags: food, agriculture, feed the world )

Joe
- 3 days ago - ecojoes.com
A brief summary of a great article in National Geographic, talking about a 5 step plan to feed the estimated 9 billion people that'll live on Earth by 2050. Chiggity check it out!
Searching for Extra-Galactic Radio Signals
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, interesting, Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, news, radio signals, science, space )

Kayleen
- 3 days ago - sciencenews.org
These intense fast radio bursts are the calling card of some exotic, cataclysmic event outside the Milky Way, and may tell the story of half the missing matter in the universe. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
10 of the Biggest Threats to Human Existence
Science & Tech  (tags: extinction, threats, climate change, bee decline, biodiversity, disasters, zombies, pandemic )

Freya
- 3 days ago - alternet.org
Just in case you don't have enough to worry about.
Seventeen Reasons to Ban Glyphosate - Via Examiner.Com
Science & Tech  (tags: Chemical Industry, Toxic Chemicals, Monsanto, Glyphosate, Scientific research, Health risks, Pesticides, Herbicides )

Victoria
- 3 days ago - examiner.com
The herbicide glyphosate (active ingredient in Roundup) was introduced in 1974 and its use is accelerating with the advent of herbicide-tolerant, genetically modified (GM) crops. Evidence is mounting that glyphosate interferes with metabolic processes.
Southend Shipwreck The London 'Similar to Mary Rose'
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery, history )

Marty
- 3 days ago - bbc.com
The excavation of an underwater wreck could be "similar in scope" to the Mary Rose warship, archaeologists have said.
New T-Rex Tracks Add to Pack-Hunting Theory
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 3 days ago - news.discovery.com
The new insight comes from several parallel tyrannosaur tracks unearthed in Canada. The dinosaur tracks provide stronger evidence for a controversial theory: That the fearsome mega-predators hunted in packs.
The Feathery Truth About Dinosaurs Is Discovered in Siberia
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 3 days ago - siberiantimes.com
A dinosaur graveyard in Kulinda, on the banks of the the Olov River in Transbaikal region, has given up some remarkable secrets. For the first time, plant-eating dinosaur remains with feathers and scales have been discovered. Until now, only flesh-eating
Ancient Treasures Highlight Afghanistan's Golden History
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 3 days ago - brisbanetimes.com.au
Pictures of war and waste may spring to mind when the average Australian thinks of Afghanistan, but that's an impression the Western Australian Museum hopes to challenge through its new exhibition.
Decline in Wildlife Aggravates Human Conflict - Study
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Research, Animals, Biology, Crime, Food, Terrorism, Violence, War )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
Researchers at UC Berkeley have found an alarming correlation between a decline in wildlife and human conflict. As human activity directly threatens animals, their declining numbers introduce drastic changes to our way of life.
Earlier Stone Age Artifacts Found in Northern Cape of South Africa
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 4 days ago - popular-archaeology.com
The archaeologists' research on the Kathu Townlands site, one of the richest early prehistoric archaeological sites in South Africa, was published in the journal, PLOS ONE, on 24 July 2014. It is estimated that the site is between 700,000 and one million
Ancient Naval Ram Found in Phanagoria Reveals History of Popular Unrest in 63 B.C.
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 4 days ago - popular-archaeology.com
The Volnoe Delo Oleg Deripaska Foundation announces the discovery of an ancient naval ram used by the army of Mithradates VI of the Bosporan Kingdom to quell a popular uprising against him in Phanagoria in 63 B.C.

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