Mass production of flint flakes at Palestinian Qassem Cave ··> Jerusalem Post, The Media Line, Ron Shimelmitz et al. at Journal of Human Evolution (PPV).
End of war allows dig to recover Paleolithic artifacts at Jaffna Peninsula (Ceylon) ··> Sri Lanka News.
Neolithic & Metal Ages:
|Elevation reconstruction of the tomb|
|The ‘map’ (click to expand)|
Conservation efforts for Göbekli Tepe ··> Popular Archaeology.
Heart-shaped Australian stone ring at Little River (Victoria) could be astronomical observatory ··> BBC.
|Figure 2. mtDNA Bayesian skyline plot showing the size trend of 4 East Eurasian populations.|
Other science news:
Solar system once had fifth gas planet, but was expelled ··> PhysOrg
Can primordial black holes be the elusive dark matter ··> PhysOrg.
2011 IgNobel prizes:
- Physiology: no contagious yawning for turtles.
- Chemistry: wasabi (pungent radish) fire alarm for heavy sleepers.
- Medicine: people make better and worse decisions when under pressure to go to the loo.
- Psychology: why do we sigh?
- Biology: beetles love beer bottles.
- Physics: why discus throwers get dizzy (and hammer ones do not)?
- Mathematics: to a long list of doomsayers who predicted the end of the World… and failed.
- Peace: smashing wrongly parked luxury cars with tanks in Vlinus, Lithuania.
- Safety: driving while a visor intermittently blocks your sight.
Can neutrinos be faster than light? ··> Nature.
Gonorrhoea becoming resistant to antibiotics ··> BBC.
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