Lakeside Vegetation

Stone Tools Show Lush Green Arabia

Stone tools show lush green Arabia, according to Science (AAAS) News 1 September 2021 and Science Alert 2 September 2021 and Nature 1 September 2021, 10.1038/s41586-021-03863-y. An international team of researchers have studied two sites in the Nefud Desert in northern Saudi Arabia and found thousands of stone tools, along with many animal fossils. The […]

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It Must Be Global Warming

Pandemic? Taliban? It Must Be Global Warming.  For the last couple of decades global warming has been blamed for every natural disaster, but currently the dominant doom and gloom stories are the coronavirus pandemic and the Taliban taking over Afghanistan.  And, yes, there are some people who claim there is a link between global warming […]

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Depressed Person

Lockdown Suicidal Thoughts Jump

Lockdown suicidal thoughts jump, found by study of people in lockdown in the State of Victoria (Australia) last year, according to ABC News 25 June 2021 and Journal of Psychiatric Research 4 June 2021, doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.05.080. The research team reported: “In September-2020, among 1157 Victorians, one-third reported anxiety or depressive disorder symptoms, one-fifth reported suicidal […]

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Graveyard Shadows

Aging and Death Inevitable

Aging and death inevitable, claim scientists, according to reports in ScienceDaily and University of South Denmark (SDU) News 16 June 2021 and Nature Communications 16 June 2021, doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-23894-3. A large international team of scientists has analysed data on patterns of births and deaths from nine human populations and 30 primate (gorillas, chimps, baboons, etc.) […]

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Neanderthal

Neanderthal Ears Tuned for Human Speech

Neanderthal ears tuned for human speech, according to articles ScienceDaily and SciTech Daily 1 March 2021, BBC Science Focus 2 March 2021, and Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1 March 2021 doi: 10.1038/s41559-021-01391-6. An international team of scientists have studied high resolution CT scans of Neanderthal and modern human skulls to reconstruct their ear structure, and […]

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Street Trees

Street Trees Reduce Depression

Street trees reduce depression, according to Science Alert 30 January 2021 and Scientific Reports 31 December 2020 doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-79924-5.  A group of researchers in Germany “analysed the association of street tree density and species richness with antidepressant prescribing for 9751 inhabitants of Leipzig, Germany.  They found “for individuals with low socio-economic status, high density of […]

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Purple Cloth

Purple Cloth From Biblical Times

Purple cloth from Biblical times found, according to Science (AAAS) News 29 January 2021, Times of Israel and PLoS ONE 28 January 2021 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245897.  Archaeologists in Israel have found pieces of woollen cloth coloured with a distinctive purple dye made from murex sea snails.  This dye gives a rich vivid purple colour and was […]

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Cemetary

What was the biggest killer in 2020?

What was the biggest killer in 2020? No, it wasn’t Coronavirus, nor was it cancer or heart attacks. “According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), around 73.3 million abortions take place every year, with almost 30 per cent of pregnancies ending in abortion. The data group Worldometer estimates all other causes of death totalled nearly […]

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Transgender Flag

Transgender Trending in Scotland

Transgender trending in Scotland, according to a report in UK newspaper The Courier reported 6 November 2020. The newspaper wrote a scathing report about a DVD “The Transgender Agenda”, being sent to schools across the UK. Produced by Truth in Science, it includes interviews with medical experts explaining the true dangers of transgenderism, and the […]

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People Sunset

Humans Still Evolving

Humans still evolving, claim scientists, according to Flinders University News and SciTech Daily 8 October 2020, BBC Science Focus and Science Alert 9 October 2020, Interesting Engineering 11 October 2020, and Journal of Anatomy published online 10 September 2020 doi:10.1111/joa.13224.  Researchers at Flinders University and University of Adelaide have found an increase in the number […]

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