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Weekly Science Report

July 13, 2018

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.”
African Proverb

Introduction

Steve Detwiler created this publication with the support of Graham Hancock and John
Anthony West to share news and information on various disciplines to include but not
limited to paleontology, space sciences, genetics and archaeology. His goal behind
sharing this publication has always been very simple, by sharing knowledge we can make
our world a better place. This publication is Mr. Detwiler’s contribution to bring people
together and share ideas and discoveries with his fellow humans.

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News Articles

Paleontology, Evolution and Prehistoric Studies

7,000-Year-Old German Grave Shows New Side of Neolithic Brutality


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/7000-year-old-german-grave-shows-new-side-brutality-
180969599/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia
Stone tools put early hominids in China 2.1 million years ago

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/shangchen-stone-tools-put-early-hominids-china-earlier

Insides of ancient 'Iceman' shows signs of a well-balanced last meal

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/insides-ancient-iceman-shows-signs-well-balanced-last-meal-
n890961?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma

The New Story of Humanity's Origins in Africa

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/07/the-new-story-of-humanitys-origins/564779/

New species may arise from rapid mitochondrial evolution

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-species-rapid-mitochondrial-evolution.html

History

Inside the sacred danger of Thailand’s caves

https://theconversation.com/inside-the-sacred-danger-of-thailands-caves-99638

Hamburg addresses German genocide in Namibia with photography exhibition

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/hamburg-addresses-german-genocide-in-namibia-with-photography-
exhibition

Lucrezia Borgia, Predator or Pawn?

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/archaeology-and-history/magazine/2017/01-02/lucrezia-borgia-
renaissance-italy-scandal-intrigue/?
cmpid=org=ngp::mc=social::src=facebook::cmp=editorial::add=fb20180707historymag-
resurflucreziaborgia::rid=&sf193269940=1

Understanding Stalin

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/11/understanding-stalin/380786/?
utm_source=facebook&utm_term=2018-07-09T22%3A16%3A34&utm_content=edit-
promo&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=the-atlantic
Soccer Ball That Survived Challenger Explosion Returns to High School It Came From

http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/07/09/soccer-ball-challenger-explosion

Government reopens probe of Emmett Till slaying

https://apnews.com/719f1c4c2daf4d72a720d56000ccacda

Wartime sexual violence against women in Ireland 'ignored'

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/wartime-sexual-violence-against-women-in-ireland-ignored-
1.3556338?localLinksEnabled=false

London’s population of 18th century wooden dragons returns after being wiped out by a mini ice age and
volcano

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/kew-gardens-dragons-return-18th-century-pagoda-
china-william-chambers-a8444061.html

Archaeology

Aleppo's reconstruction 'deserves international resources'

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/global-resources-are-needed-to-rebuild-aleppo

Global Warming Is Thawing Out the Frozen Corpses of a Forgotten WWI Battle

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/xywz8d/global-warming-is-thawed-out-the-frozen-corpses-of-a-
forgotten-wwi-battle?utm_source=vicefbuk

Archaeologists Find What Could be the Oldest Written Record of Homer's 'Odyssey'

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/archaeologists-find-what-could-be-the-oldest-written-record-of-homer-
s-odyssey/ar-AAzU480?ocid=ob-fb-enus-580

Court Rules Shipwreck Found Off Florida Belongs To France


http://www.brevardtimes.com/2018/07/court-rules-shipwreck-found-off-cape-canaveral-florida-belongs-to-
france/amp/

Heatwave unveils ancient settlements in Wales

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-44746447

This 3,500-Year-Old Greek Tomb Upended What We Thought We Knew About the Roots of Western
Civilization
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/golden-warrior-greek-tomb-exposes-roots-western-civilization-
180961441/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia

Police release video of suspects accused of vandalizing Mission San Juan Church

https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/vandals-target-mission-san-jose-with-i-dont-care-message

Mexico earthquake leads to discovery of ancient temple

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44806790#

Archaeological park getting much-needed upgrade, and it's boring work

https://www.chronicleonline.com/news/local/archaeological-park-getting-much-needed-upgrade-and-it-s-
boring/article_36c0cfba-85f5-11e8-adba-673c502eb15f.html

How the sale of stolen antiquities funds organized crime

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/europol-illegal-antiquities-organized-crime/index.html?platform=hootsuite

This Holey Skull May Have Watched Over Dead People in the Afterlife Some 2,500 Years Ago

https://www.livescience.com/63046-ancient-holey-skull.html

Mystery of the Basel papyrus solved

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/uob-mot071218.php

Romans had whaling industry, archaeological excavation suggests

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jul/11/romans-had-whale-industry-archeological-excavation-
suggests

New DNA sample could prove whether Richard III was guilty of murdering the 'Princes in the Tower'

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/richard-iii-princes-in-the-tower-dna-king-murder-
mystery-sample-solved-shakespeare-edward-vi-a8441936.html
Distinctive projectile point technology sheds light on peopling of the Americas

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/aaft-dpp070918.php

Egyptology

Virtual Reality May Help Save Ancient Egypt's 'Sistine Chapel'

https://www.livescience.com/63010-ancient-egypt-sistine-chapel-virtual-reality.html

Archaeologists prepare to open huge granite sarcophagus in Egypt

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/12/archaeologists-open-huge-granite-sarcophagus-alexandria-
egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-archaeologists-egypt-mummification-workshop.html

General Science

Sweden's Electric Robo-Truck Is Made for Life in the Forest

https://www.wired.com/story/einride-t-log-electric-autonomous-self-driving-truck/?
CNDID=41291302&mbid=nl_071218_daily_list3_p5

Compact and flexible supercapacitor developed using simple spray coating method

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-compact-flexible-supercapacitor-simple-coating.html
Physics, Earth and Space Sciences

Don’t Worry, a Lunar Return Won’t Harm the Moon

https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/dont-worry-lunar-return-wont-harm-moon-180969554/

What's a Blazar? A Galactic Bakery for Cosmic Rays

https://www.wired.com/story/whats-a-blazar-a-galactic-bakery-for-cosmic-rays/?
CNDID=41291302&mbid=nl_071218_daily_list3_p4

Method of making oxygen from water in zero gravity raises hope for long-distance space travel

https://theconversation.com/method-of-making-oxygen-from-water-in-zero-gravity-raises-hope-for-long-
distance-space-travel-99554?
utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1531236146

Mysterious 'Oumuamua' space object has finally been identified

https://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/mysterious-oumuamua-space-object-has-finally-been-identified-
n887821?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma

Engine for US Military's New Space Plane Fires up in 10-Day Test

https://www.space.com/41091-darpa-experimental-space-plane-engine-test.html

Life on Mars Could Have Gotten an Early Start, 'Black Beauty' Meteorite Suggests

https://www.space.com/41068-mars-life-early-start-black-beauty-meteorite.html

First Israeli Spacecraft to Head to Moon on Back of Elon Musk's SpaceX Rocket

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-first-israeli-spacecraft-to-the-moon-to-launch-in-december-
1.6264356

NASA Needs Backup Plan To Maintain U.S. Presence At Space Station, Watchdog Says

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/12/628302371/nasa-needs-backup-plan-to-maintain-u-s-presence-at-space-
station-watchdog-says
NASA Juno data indicate another possible volcano on Jupiter moon Io

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-nasa-juno-volcano-jupiter-moon.html

Researchers interpret new experimental data aimed at showing dark matter interacts with ordinary matter

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-experimental-aimed-dark-interacts-ordinary.html

Environment, Climate Change and Alternative Energy Sources

Get To Know Andrew Wheeler, Ex-Coal Lobbyist With Inside Track To Lead EPA

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/06/626525274/get-to-know-andrew-wheeler-ex-coal-lobbyist-with-inside-track-to-lead-
epa

7.5 billion and counting: How many humans can the Earth support?
https://theconversation.com/7-5-billion-and-counting-how-many-humans-can-the-earth-support-98797

Green-baiting lawmakers are accusing environmentalists of doubling as ‘foreign agents’

https://theconversation.com/green-baiting-lawmakers-are-accusing-environmentalists-of-doubling-as-foreign-
agents-98924

Ireland Expected To Become World's First Country To Divest From Fossil Fuels

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/12/628501744/ireland-expected-to-become-worlds-first-country-to-divest-from-
fossil-fuels?sc=tw

Mysterious source of illegal ozone-killing emissions revealed, say investigators

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/09/mysterious-source-of-illegal-ozone-killing-emissions-
revealed-say-investigators?CMP=fb_gu

Generating electrical power from waste heat

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-electrical-power.html

Latin America's largest solar park turns Mexican desert green


https://phys.org/news/2018-07-latin-america-largest-solar-mexican.html

New research calculates capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-capacity-north-american-forests-sequester.html

Biological, Genetics and Medical Sciences

U.S. Delegates Opposed an International Resolution That Supported Breastfeeding

http://fortune.com/2018/07/08/breastfeeding-resolution-us-opposition/

Deep sea explorers find mysterious creatures and one 'horror' off Carolinas coast

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article214548329.html

Quantum dots found to reduce fibrils in Parkinson's mouse models

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-quantum-dots-fibrils-parkinson-mouse.html

Icelandic whalers kill blue whale, activists say, first in 40 years

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/12/europe/iceland-blue-whale-intl/index.html?
utm_source=fbCNN&utm_term=link&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2018-07-12T12%3A30%3A12

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The man who inspired me to be more selfless

https://www.cnn.com/2017/06/09/health/sanjay-gupta-partners-in-health-champions-for-change/index.html

Newly discovered snakes use curved teeth to pry snails from their shells

https://insider.si.edu/2018/07/newly-discovered-snakes-use-curved-teeth-to-pry-snails-from-their-shells/

Kellogg's Honey Smacks linked to salmonella outbreak in 33 states, CDC says

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/06/15/salmonella-outbreak-linked-kelloggs-honey-
smacks-cereal-cdc/704350002/
Other

Global science body promises to reach poor regions

https://www.scidev.net/global/governance/news/global-science-body-promises-to-reach-poor-regions.html

Once Militantly Anti-Abortion, Evangelical Minister Now Lives 'With Regret'

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/11/628000131/once-militantly-anti-abortion-evangelical-minister-now-lives-with-
regret?
utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=201
80711

Additional Informational

International Science Council

https://council.science/

Iceland Is Growing New Forests for the First Time in 1,000 Years- Video

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/video/shorts/iceland-is-growing-new-forests-for-the-first-time-in-1-000-
years/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=social::src=facebook::cmp=editorial::add=fb20180710video-
resurfsfsicelandforests::rid=&sf193389617=1
History of Metaphysical Rule with Graham Hancock- Video

https://www.gaia.com/give?
ch=br&token=cjjhbtbza003a01o7sd65n4yz&utm_campaign=freevideoshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source
=referral

UNESCO Courier

https://en.unesco.org/courier/2018-3/

3 Ways Cities Can Become More Sustainable

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/3-ways-cities-can-become-more-sustainable/