It’s an animal-related-news kinda day. Enjoy!
- 50,000-year-old tiara made from woolly mammoth ivory found in Denisova Cave.
- Cattle that lived 8000 years ago were used as ‘animal engines’ to lug around heavy objects for Neolithic people, including the rocks of Stonehenge.
- ‘One of a kind’ tomb discovery at ancient Egyptian site of Saqqara.
- How a high-tech headband can help your meditation practice.
- More than 200 women accuse Brazil’s spiritual healer ‘John of God’ of sexual abuse.
- Emergence of lab-grown meat poses new questions for religious leaders.
- A ‘self-aware’ fish raises doubts about a fundamental cognitive test.
- The CIA secretly created mind-controlled dogs.
- Was megalodon killed off by supernova radiation?
- Six weird ways scientists and experts have thought we could slow down the ageing process.
- ‘Hi-tech robot’ at Russia forum turns out to be a man in a suit.
- Time travel is possible – but only if you have an object with infinite mass.
- Defined: how to talk about E.T.
- Parrot uses Alexa to order watermelon and lightbulbs while owner is out.
- Video of the Day: Drone footage shows woman’s close encounter with orcas. Nope-ity nope nope.
Quote of the Day:
We patronize the animals for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they are more finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other Nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.