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August 27 2014

Three new articles on GrahamHancock.com


  1. Flashpoint Ferguson: When is Enough, Enough by Mike Alivernia
  2. Flashpoint Ferguson. Battlelines, Blurry by Mike Alivernia
  3. STOP! Nuclear War Ahead by Sergey Baranov

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August 27 2014

Why Are Psychedelics Illegal?


Terence McKenna often used the words “partnership” and “dominator” to refer to types of societies and relationships...

Evidence of this partnership way of life was discovered, among other places, at a site called Catal Huyuk in Anatolia. Excavations uncovered a period of time from ~7500 BC (at the time Eisler’s book was published excavations had only uncovered back to ~6500 BC) to ~5700 BC. The archeologists found “no glaring social inequalities,” a matrilineal and matrilocal social organization.

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August 27 2014

Moving Back Home Together- Rarest Native Animals Find Haven on Tribal Lands


A growing number of younger Native Americans are helping to restore native animals to the Northern Great Plains, providing new homes for the animals and a connection to the past.

They include people like Robert Goodman, an Oglala Lakota Sioux, who moved away from his reservation in the early 2000s and earned a degree in wildlife management. When he graduated in 2005, he could not find work in that field, so he took a job in construction in Rapid City, S.D.

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August 27 2014

Human altruism traces back to the origins of humanity


Humans are generally highly cooperative and often impressively altruistic, quicker than any other animal species to help out strangers in need. A new study suggests that our lineage got that way by adopting so-called cooperative breeding: the caring for infants not just by the mother, but also by other members of the family and sometimes even unrelated adults. In addition to helping us get along with others, the advance led to the development of language and complex civilizations, the authors say.

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August 27 2014

Ancient Arabian Stones Hint at How Humans Migrated Out of Africa


Ancient stone artifacts recently excavated from Saudi Arabia possess similarities to items of about the same age in Africa — a discovery that could provide clues to how humans dispersed out of Africa, researchers say.

Modern humans originated about 200,000 years ago in Africa. However, scientists have long debated when and how the modern human lineage spread out of Africa.

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August 26 2014

Indigenous people knew little about vast ancient American earthworks


When the first Europeans entered the Ohio valley, they encountered hundreds of mysterious earthen mounds and enclosures.

According to University of Cincinnati architectural historian John Hancock, a primary reason the ancient American earthworks seemed so mysterious was their vast scale and subtle geometries. That made them fundamentally different from traditional Western ideas of what architecture should look like.

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August 26 2014

Taung Child's skull and brain not human-like in expansion


The Taung Child, South Africa's premier hominin discovered 90 years ago by Wits University Professor Raymond Dart, never ceases to transform and evolve the search for our collective origins.


Related: Early Human Ancestor's Brain Didn't Grow Like Modern Humans'

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August 26 2014

Archaeologists Discover 15 Previously Unknown Monuments Buried Around Stonehenge


The mystery surrounding Stonehenge has suddenly deepened -- literally. A first-of-its-kind study suggests that 15 previously undiscovered or poorly understood monuments lie hidden under the ancient stone monument and its surroundings.

For the study, researchers used a variety of techniques -- including ground-penetrating radar and 3D laser scanning -- to create a highly detailed subsurface map of the entire area.

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August 26 2014

Scientists manipulate magnetically levitated objects


Researchers from Harvard University have discovered how to orientate small objects in any direction using magnetic levitation.

Methods to manipulate small objects are crucial to manufacture complex structures such as electronic components in assembly lines.

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August 26 2014

Secrets of the Manhattan Project Leaked 1500 Times During World War II


The World War II program to develop an atomic bomb was the largest secret project ever undertaken by the U.S. government. But newly-declassified documents reveal how it hard it was to keep things secret as the weapon neared completion. Information leaks were everywhere, even in church sermons.

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August 26 2014

Saturn's Titan --"The 'Rosetta Stone of the Origin of Life?”


Luckily for researchers, there is a possible laboratory in our solar system to help us better understand the conditions on Earth before life arose — a situation sometimes referred to as a “prebiotic” environment. That location is Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, that has fascinated researchers for decades, particularly after NASA’s Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Saturn in the 1980s. The missions revealed a moon completely socked in with haze, which is a different experience to those used to gazing at Earth’s airless, cratered moon.

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August 26 2014

Radical New Theory Could Kill the Multiverse Hypothesis


Though galaxies look larger than atoms and elephants appear to outweigh ants, some physicists have begun to suspect that size differences are illusory. Perhaps the fundamental description of the universe does not include the concepts of “mass” and “length,” implying that at its core, nature lacks a sense of scale.

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August 26 2014

Holding a Mirror to Their Natures: Looking at Twin Personality Through Look-alikes


When twins have similar personalities, is it mainly because they share so much genetic material or because their physical resemblance makes other people treat them alike?

Most researchers believe the former, but the proposition has been hard to prove. So Nancy L. Segal, a psychologist who directs the Twin Studies Center at California State University, Fullerton, decided to test it — and enlisted an unlikely ally.

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August 26 2014

Study shows lesbians have more orgasms.


Who has better sex: heterosexuals or homosexuals? You might have your own guesses, but these scientists surveyed over 6,000 people on the internet to generate some hard data on how often people experienced orgasm with a familiar partner. Turns out that homosexual and heterosexual men have similar orgasm frequencies (~85%), while women on average have lower (~63%) rates of orgasm. However, if you separate heterosexual and homosexual women, there’s a big difference.

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August 26 2014

How You Play With Dolls Predicts Your Parenting


Wondering how your relationship will change when you have kids? Pick up a doll, a new study suggests.

Researchers watched 182 couples in the third trimester of pregnancy playing with a infant-sized doll, and then examined the couples’ interactions with their babies nine months after birth.

Couples who were supportive of each other with the doll tended to be equally positive in their real-life parenting relationship. Those who criticized each other with the doll kept criticizing each other with their babies.

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August 26 2014

Exposure to Toxins Makes Granddaughters More Susceptible to Stress


Women with ancestral exposure to toxins may be more susceptible to stress, according to a recent study.

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Washington State University found that female rats whose great grandparents were exposed to vinclozolin become much more vulnerable to stress. Males who have the same combination of ancestral exposure and stress do not have the same adverse effects.


Related: Smoking during pregnancy may affect grandchildren's growth

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August 26 2014

Cancer is as old as multicellular life on Earth and will probably never be completely eradicated


Richard Nixon declared war on cancer 43 years ago.

He was about one billion years too late.

According to a recent study, cancer has been around as long as multicellular life — and it’s not going anywhere.

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