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Stone tools might position a few of the very first Americans in Idaho 16,500 years ago

Stone tools might position a few of the very first Americans...

America’s first settlers may have coasted in. Northeast Asians traveled down North America’s Pacific coast and then eastward into the continent more than 1,500 years before an inland, ice-free corridor opened up, researchers say. That conclusion, reported in the Aug. 30 Science, rests on discoveries at a site in western Idaho called Cooper’s Ferry. Stone…
The longest Dead Sea Scroll sports a salt surface that the others do not have

The longest Dead Sea Scroll sports a salt surface that the...

Decades after the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in desert caves, the ancient manuscripts are still offering surprises. Chemical analysis of the Temple Scroll, the longest of the scrolls, has revealed a salty coating on the text side of the scroll that hasn’t been previously found on the others. This unusual finish suggests that the…
DNA shows how ancient migrations formed South Asian languages and farming

DNA shows how ancient migrations formed South Asian languages and farming

A new DNA study of unprecedented size has unveiled ancient human movements that shaped the genetic makeup of present-day South Asians in complex ways. Those long-ago treks across vast grasslands and through mountain valleys may even have determined the types of languages still spoken in a region that includes what’s now India and Pakistan.  The…
Elon Musk states people interact so gradually with computer systems that it will seem like whale speech to future AI (TSLA)

Elon Musk states people interact so gradually with computer systems that...

There are major language barriers between human beings and computers. For one, human beings communicate with language and text and images — all inputs that are inherently slower at communicating information than straight-up data. But also, crucially, computers perceive time differently than human beings. That's because of their ability to process data at a far…
Modern People Stopped Working in Early Effort to Move Out of Africa, Old Skull Reveals

Modern People Stopped Working in Early Effort to Move Out of...

A prehistoric, broken skull is revealing the secrets of ancient humans, divulging that early modern humans left Africa much earlier than previously thought, a new study finds. The skull, found in Eurasia and dating back 210,000 years, is the oldest modern human bone that anthropologists have discovered outside Africa, the researchers said. This skull, however,…
Here’s the very best Method for People to Dominate the Galaxy, According to NASA

Here’s the very best Method for People to Dominate the Galaxy,...

A team of Chinese researchers has won a NASA competition to design the best-possible method for humans to colonize the galaxy. Their plan for the construction of an interstellar human civilization can be seen in the animation above. The competition was, at its core, about solving a complicated problem of geometry and route-making using limited…
Are People Growing Smart Device ‘Skull Spikes’? Research study That Made the Claim Under Fire.

Are People Growing Smart Device ‘Skull Spikes’? Research study That Made...

The journal that published the so-called "skull spike" study is now taking a second look at the research that went into it. The two authors of the 2018 study proposed the weird "skull spikes" present on the base of some people's skulls might be related to the odd angles at which these people bent their…
People Are Growing Weird, Bone Spikes on Their Skulls. Smart devices Might Be the Perpetrator.

People Are Growing Weird, Bone Spikes on Their Skulls. Smart devices...

The hours we spend scrolling through our smartphones appear to be changing our skulls. This may be the reason why some people — especially the younger crowd — are developing a weird, bony spike just above their necks. The bony skull bump — known as an external occipital protuberance — is sometimes so large, you can…
For How Long Can People Live?

For How Long Can People Live?

Humans are living longer around the world. While there have been obvious ups and downs, life expectancy at birth overall has been steadily increasing for many years. It has more than doubled in the last two centuries. This increase was previously driven by reductions in infant mortality. But since around the 1950s, the main driver…
Zombie Diet Plan: 10 Real-Life Examples of People Consuming People

Zombie Diet Plan: 10 Real-Life Examples of People Consuming People

In AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead," the number one fear is the fear of becoming lunch for vicious human corpses. Credit: AMC In AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead," returning Sunday (June 2) at 9 p.m. EDT/8 p.m. CDT, undead human corpses roam the world in their hunt for human flesh. Now, we know zombies aren't…

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