- Move over, Gobekli Tepe. Indonesia’s ‘Mountain of Enlightenment’ radiocarbon dated to 22,000 BC.
- Early Earth far less hellish than previously thought.
- Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind review – thrilling story, dark message.
- Gas chambers unearthed at demolished Nazi concentration camp.
- Wiltshire’s new ‘Neolithic’ long barrow burial chamber opens for business.
- Men determined to kill Bigfoot.
- Asteroids: between a rock and a hard place.
- Wanted by NASA: Space Telescope Director with spy credentials. Why? What’s out there?
- Apple’s Patriot-Act-detecting ‘warrant canary’ dies — in one day.
- How ninja librarians are ensuring patrons’ electronic privacy.
- Gene-swapping bacteria are making new superbugs.
- Via farmworkers, superbugs find a route away from drug-using farms.
- This bizarre organism builds itself a new genome every time it has sex.
- People are attracted to the body odor of others with similar political beliefs.
- Blood test for depression shows the illness is not a matter of will.
- Yet more global heat records fall in August: NOAA.
- The warming of the global ocean is subtle and alarming.
- Watch California dry up right before your eyes in six jaw-dropping GIFs.
Quote of the Day:
To all climate change deniers, before you start posting about how there have been periodic major droughts in California for thousands of years, please name the branch of science that provided you that information. I’ll answer that for you – climate science. Now please provide an explanation for why you accept the conclusions of climate science regarding the distant past but reject its conclusions about today’s climate. Please include examples of why conclusions about the Earth’s past climates are more rigorous than conclusions about today’s climate.
Timothy Doran, in a comment here.