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Laziness led to extinction of Homo erectus
"I don't get the sense they were explorers looking over the horizon. They didn't have that same sense of wonder that we have."
history 
8 days ago by warrenellis
Roundworms Just Came Back to Life After 40,000 Years Frozen in Siberian Permafrost
(first the Black Sarcophagus, now they wake up the prehistoric iceworms, how very 2018)
history  sci  cryogenics 
25 days ago by warrenellis
A Massive, Black Sarcophagus Has Been Unearthed in Egypt, And Nobody Knows Who's Inside
"Should we open it?" OPEN IT UP, RELEASE THE PLAGUE, FUCK THIS PLANET ahem i mean i'd like to see what's inside please
history 
5 weeks ago by warrenellis
Still believe an asteroid killed the dinosaurs? Think again—new theory suggests
"...assert that the emergence of toxic plants combined with dinosaurs' inability to associate the taste of certain foods with danger had them already drastically decreasing in population"
history 
april 2018 by warrenellis
Ancient data, modern math and the hunt for 11 lost cities of the Bronze Age - The Washington Post
Using numbers scrawled by Bronze Age merchants on 4,000-year-old clay tablets, a historian and three economists have developed a novel way to pinpoint the locations of lost cities of the ancient world.
history 
november 2017 by warrenellis
Meet your inner lizard
An ancient little lizard-like creature from the Scottish Borders is the missing ancestral link between human beings and the fish we evolved from millions of years ago.
history 
october 2017 by warrenellis
The fantastic adventures of the tartan-turbaned colonel | The Spectator
Once dismissed as an exotic fraud, Alexander Gardner was indeed the dare-devil Himalayan explorer he claimed to beIf much remained mysterious about Gardner, this was at least partly due to the difficulty in communicating with him. This visitors attributed

variously to his lack of teeth, his liking for alcohol, his considerable age or the sing-song lilt of his rusty English; it could equally have been caused by the gash in his throat which was the most obvious of his many wounds and which obliged him to clamp a pair of forceps to his neck whenever he ate or drank.
history 
may 2017 by warrenellis
Technoccult News: The Real Wizard Was Inside You All Along
..."textualism and the pre-Islamic practices of taking holy words and phrases and turning them into charms, written on slips of paper or inscribed into metal or pottery. The idea being that the very words would be imbued with the holy power of the one who spoke or wrote them, and since, in God would have created the words and spake them in Arabic, then that would make the very language of Arabic, and even the letters of the Arabic language, holy."
magic  history  myth 
april 2017 by warrenellis
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