Month: March 2024

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Australia’s carbon credit scheme was undermined by damning new research Wednesday, which found a world-leading reforestation project had been an underperforming “catastrophe”. Vast swathes of land across Australia’s desert Outback have been earmarked for native forest regeneration, which is meant to offset emissions as new trees suck up carbon. But researchers have found that across
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Why did humans take over the world while our closest relatives, the Neanderthals, became extinct? It’s possible we were just smarter, but there’s surprisingly little evidence that’s true. Neanderthals had big brains, language and sophisticated tools. They made art and jewellery. They were smart, suggesting a curious possibility. Maybe the crucial differences weren’t at the
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The voice of a woman largely overlooked by history has been discovered in a “dangerous” declaration attributed to the father of famous playwright William Shakespeare. It’s known as the “Spiritual Testament“, discovered in the rafters of Shakespeare House in Stratford-Upon-Avon in 1757, signed by one J. Shakespeare. Historians have interpreted this J. Shakespeare to mean
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There’s a large part of human history hidden beneath the sea. From Canada’s coastlines to the flat underwater fringes of Australia, sunken sites around the world have delivered troves of artifacts that give archaeologists a deeper understanding of where ancient humans lived and how they potentially traversed treacherous seas to reach new lands. Stone Age