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The Alien Observatory --"An Indigenous Technological Species Could Have Arisen in the Solar System Before Earth-Bound Life"

“As we improve our understanding of ancient Earth and the history of our solar system, perhaps we may someday uncover evidence that suggests the activity of another technological civilization right here in our neighborhood,” said Andrew Siemion, the director of...        

Broncos’ Running Back CJ Anderson Was in Tears Over Costly Fourth Quarter Fumble (Video)

The Denver Broncos started the season 3-1 with wins over the Chargers, Cowboys, and Raiders. But all that seems like ancient history now. Since beating the Raiders in Week 4, the Broncos have lost six games in a row by an average score of 31-14. The latest loss was a total heartbreaker. The Broncos trailed […]

News Post: Happy Birthday Penny Arcade!

Gabe: I think it’s worth mentioning that Penny Arcade turned 19 years old on Saturday. All this started on November 18th 1998 which seems like ancient history at this point. I can still remember sitting in a chinese restaurant in Spokane with Kara and Jerry as he and I wrote that very first strip. Show More Summary

Genealogist: Adam Was Born Oct. 23rd, 4004 BC

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release from Christian Newswire: Following several years of researching ancient, medieval, and modern-day records, genealogist Rob Faw uncovered Adam’s birthdate to show humanity’s connections throughout history. His research...Show More Summary

A popular tool to trace Earth's oxygen history can give false positives

For researchers pursuing the primordial history of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere, a new study might sour some "Eureka!" moments. A contemporary tool used to trace oxygen by examining ancient rock strata can produce false positives, according to the study, and the wayward results can mask as exhilarating discoveries.

Interesting Quora

I answer questions on Quora as someone who understands Ancient History. It’s been an interesting experience, because the readers over there are less knowledgeable about the subject matter than the people that come here. They also have different agendas. Show More Summary

FINALLY CATCHING A BREAK: Humans are compassionate animals. Scientists have discovered “kindness and…

FINALLY CATCHING A BREAK: Humans are compassionate animals. Scientists have discovered “kindness and care is much more widespread.” Yes, there is evidence of interpersonal violence in our ancient history. But actually there is far less of it than one might assume. There is, in fact, far more evidence of interpersonal care: of people who have […]

A popular tool to trace Earth's oxygen history can give false positives

(Georgia Institute of Technology) If someone cries 'Eureka!' because it looks like oxygen appeared in Earth's ancient atmosphere long before the body of evidence indicated, be careful. If it was a chromium isotope system reading that caused the enthusiasm, it might need to be curbed.

No 'lost tribes' or aliens: what ancient DNA reveals about American prehistory

New genetics research settles questions about the peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador – and helps highlight what genetics can’t tell us Genetics research has transformed our understanding of human history, particularly in the Americas. Show More Summary

Two Unexpected Ways in Which Mercenaries Affected Ancient Battles

This hadn’t occurred to me until I was reading a volume of ancient military history.

A Short History of the Supernova, From Ancient China to the New 'Zombie Star'

This week, our certainty about how stars die went out with a bang. Well, several bangs. The life cycle of a large star, as we understood it, ends with a supernova—a titanic explosion that lasts a matter of months and leaves behind a cloud of interstellar jetsam called, appropriately, a supernova remnant. Show More Summary

"History of art rewritten"

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

"The history of art has been rewritten after archeologists unearthed an astonishing 3,500 year old carving of an ancient Greek battle, depicting human bodies in anatomical detail which was thought way beyond the skill of Bronze Age artisans.In...Show More Summary

The Lockean Social Contract in Ancient Mesopotamia

In various posts in recent years, I have argued that John Locke's evolutionary history of politics has been largely confirmed by the modern research of evolutionary anthropologists and archaeologists. Locke was correct in seeing that most human beings throughout history have lived in a state of nature in which they were free, equal, and independent. Show More Summary

Parallel palaeogenomic transects reveal complex genetic history of early European farmers

2 weeks agoAcademics : Nature AOP

Ancient DNA studies have established that Neolithic European populations were descended from Anatolian migrants who received a limited amount of admixture from resident hunter-gatherers. Many open questions remain, however, about the spatial and temporal dynamics of population interactions and admixture during the Neolithic period. Show More Summary

New Discovery May Rewrite the History of Ancient Greek Art

It’s a wise move to proceed with caution whenever anyone promises that what they’re peddling “will change everything.” That’s always true in politics and dietary supplements and mostly true in sports draft picks. But art history? Researchers studying the artifacts found in the 3,500-year-old tomb of a Bronze Age warrior in southwest Greece are uttering... Read more »

In All Their Looks & Words: The Tomb Of Niankhkhnum And Khnumhotep Part 1

Our first history lesson comes from Ancient Egypt, and may possibly be the very first historical record of same-sex relationships. It’s important to remember that just because it’s the first record we have does not make it the first to exist. People have been loving people of the same sex for longer than history has […]

2018 Nissan Leaf review

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Nissan’s decision to launch the first Leaf electric car way back in 2009 was akin to a military leader from ancient history dashing into the fray of battle without ensuring his soldiers were following close behind. Here the company was, rolling out a mainstream EV across the world before most rival carmakers had so much […]

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