Ancient Skull Found in China Is Unlike Any Seen Before Humans, reports Carly Cassella for ScienceAlert. “It resembles neither the lineage that split to form Neanderthals, nor Denisovans, nor us, suggesting our current version of the human family tree needs another branch.”
Antarctica Risks ‘Cascades of Extreme Events’ as Earth Warms, Study Says–With the Antarctic ice at record-low levels, the study calls for urgent policy action as it’s “virtually certain” that emissions will increase the scale and frequency of extreme events.
First Came ‘the Great Dying,’ Then This Strange Reptile Evolved, reports New York Times Science–The creature’s surprising anatomy suggests that rapid and unusual evolution was occurring in the seas after a period of massive extinction.”Volcanic eruptions set off a mass extinction 252 million years ago that scientists call “the Great Dying.” The ensuing climate change and acid rain hit life in the oceans hard, with less than 5 percent of marine species making it out alive.”
AI algorithm discovers ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid 600 feet wide in a 1st for astronomy, reports Robert Lea for Space.com–“The HelioLinc3D program, which found the asteroid, has been developed to help the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, currently under construction in Northern Chile, conduct its upcoming 10-year survey of the night sky by searching for space rocks in Earth’s near vicinity.”
Climate change: Antarctica could become planet’s ‘radiator’ due to ‘extreme’ weather, fear scientists carrying out government review–There is a danger Antarctica “stops acting as a refrigerant for the planet, and it starts acting as a radiator”, one of the scientists involved has warned, reports Sky News.
Has the U.S. government mounted an extraordinary, decades-long coverup of UFO retrieval and reverse-engineering activities? –Or are elements of the defense and intelligence establishment engaging in a staggeringly brazen psychological disinformation campaign? Reports The Hill.
Recent UFO whistleblowers revealed a glaring hole in the government’s plan to track and study what it refers to as “unidentified aerial phenomena” or UAPs, reports Futurism.–“Whistleblower Ryan Graves wrote for Newsweek that during his tenure as a Naval pilot, he and his team regularly encountered aircraft off the coast of Virginia Beach that “had no visible propulsion… but could remain motionless in Category-4 hurricane winds, then accelerate to supersonic.”
Here are the 5 most memorable moments from Congress’ UFO hearing–Former military officials made a series of mystifying claims about unidentified aerial phenomena under oath at Wednesday’s congressional hearing, reports NBC News.
Earth’s mysterious innermost core is a 400-mile-wide metallic ball, reports Sharmila Kuthunur for Space.com– Scientists are shedding new light on Earth’s elusive fifth layer/ ” because it is hidden under Earth’s various layers and lies deep inside the planet’s inner core — which itself is less than 1% of Earth’s volume — the innermost inner core is not well understood.”
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