Read more about the article Oldest Live Birth Of Snake Dating Back 47 Million Years Discovered
Image shows the Messel boa (Messelophis variatus) which is the world's first fossil record of a viviparous snake, undated photo. It was discovered by an Argentine-German research team. (Senckenberg/Newsflash)

Oldest Live Birth Of Snake Dating Back 47 Million Years Discovered

A team of scientists has discovered what they say is the first evidence in the world – dating back 47 million years – of a snake giving birth to its young. Most reptiles are oviparous, which means that they are hatched from fertilised eggs. But other reptiles are viviparous, which…

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Read more about the article Ancient Tombs Reveal Opium Use 2,300 Years Ago
Photo shows artefacts unearthed during the excavations at the Tel Yehud site in Israel, undated photo. A new study by the Israel Antiquities Authority, Tel Aviv University and The Weizmann Institute of Science has revealed the earliest known evidence of the use of the hallucinogenic drug opium, and psychoactive drugs in general, in the world. (Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

Ancient Tombs Reveal Opium Use 2,300 Years Ago

Ceramic vessels discovered in ancient tombs in Israel have revealed the world's earliest evidence of opium use dating back more than 2,300 years. The images show the opium paraphernalia from the Late Bronze Age both while it was being dug up during the excavation and after it had been cleaned.…

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Read more about the article Massive Moth With 10-Inch Wingspan Found In USA For 1st Time
The atlas moth found on a garage compared to a man's hand, in Bellvue, Washington, USA, undated. USDAs Animal and Plant Health Investigation Service confirmed the specimen as an atlas moth on July 27, 2022. (WSDA/Newsflash)

Massive Moth With 10-Inch Wingspan Found In USA For 1st Time

This massive moth with a 10-inch wingspan has been found in the USA for the first time. The revelation was made by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), which said in a statement obtained by Newsflash after it was first released on 5th August and updated on 17th August…

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Read more about the article Newly Found Mammoth Butchering Site Proves Humans Were In North America Much, Much Earlier
A recent study on the butchered remains of a mother and baby mammoth shows that humans lived in North America tens of thousands of years earlier than conventionally thought. See SWNS story SWSCmammoth;

Newly Found Mammoth Butchering Site Proves Humans Were In North America Much, Much Earlier

A newly discovered mammoth butchering site proves that humans were in north America nearly 15,000 years earlier than thought, scientists have revealed. The site from 37,000 years ago discovered bones that had been carved as well as evidence the beasts' fat was rendered over fires. By chance the the fossils…

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Read more about the article Britain’s Earliest People Lived On Canterbury Outskirts Up To 620,000 Years Ago, New Study Says
Artist reconstruction of Homo heidelbergensis making a flint hand axe. (Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, Illustration by Gabriel Ugueto/Newsflash)

Britain’s Earliest People Lived On Canterbury Outskirts Up To 620,000 Years Ago, New Study Says

Some of Britain's earliest humans lived on the outskirts of Canterbury in Kent between 560,000 and 620,000 years ago, a groundbreaking new study has revealed. The study, which was led by archaeologists at the University of Cambridge, confirms that Homo heidelbergensis, an ancestor of Neanderthals, occupied southern Britain in this…

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Read more about the article Archaeologists Find Evidence Of Massive Tsunami Caused When Volcano Collapsed Into Lake
Thanks to the use of drones and sensors, three-dimensional models were created to confirm the displacement of the Pen Viejo hill. (INAH/Newsflash)

Archaeologists Find Evidence Of Massive Tsunami Caused When Volcano Collapsed Into Lake

A huge wave from a now non-existent lake was caused when part of a volcano collapsed in Central Mexico, according to new research. Archaeologist Gerardo Gutierrez-Mendoza of the University of Colorado used scientific methods to add further veracity to a book written hundreds of years ago: The Universal History of…

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Read more about the article Scientists Solve Mystery Of Warlike Ancient Tribe
A grave at the Derecske-Bikas-dulo site from the Deri Museum located in the Hungarian city of Debrecen. (Szilvia Dobrontey-David/Newsflash)

Scientists Solve Mystery Of Warlike Ancient Tribe

Scientists have solved a 1,400-year-old mystery concerning the genetic background of the Avar civilisation by evaluating DNA samples of over 60 individuals discovered in elite graves. Researchers who analysed the first ancient genomes from key sites in Hungary found evidence that supports the idea of the Avars descending from a…

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Read more about the article Podgy Middle-Agers Have Higher Risk of Dementia Says Study
University of Leipzig biologist and sub-project leader in the Collaborative Research Center 1052 "Mechanisms of Obesity" Dr Veronica Witte who investigates obesity causes, prevention and therapy in Germany. (Kerstin Flake/Newsflash)

Podgy Middle-Agers Have Higher Risk of Dementia Says Study

Overweight middle-aged people have a higher risk of suffering from dementia at an advanced age, a German study shows. PD Dr Veronica Witte, 41, is a biologist at Leipzig University. She heads the university's special Mechanisms of Adiposity research group, in which medical experts from different departments are working on…

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Read more about the article Seattle Company In Hot Water For Promoting Snake Oil Stem Cell Treatments For COVID
Seattle doctor Tami Meraglia accused of selling fake 'miracle cures' for nearly $750,000, to treat COVID-19 and other medical ailments. (Washington State Office of the Attorney General/Newsflash)

Seattle Company In Hot Water For Promoting Snake Oil Stem Cell Treatments For COVID

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office has launched a lawsuit against a Seattle-based company for "deceptively marketing stem cell treatments for COVID-19 and dozens of other serious medical conditions". Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed the lawsuit against the company US Stemology and its owner Dr Tami Meraglia because there…

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Read more about the article Two Setbacks For Nazi Concentration Camp Secretary In Trial Over 11,412 Deaths
The former concentration camp secretary Irmgard Furchner in the Itzehoe regional court. (Newsflash)

Two Setbacks For Nazi Concentration Camp Secretary In Trial Over 11,412 Deaths

A 96-year-old former Nazi concentration camp secretary's defence team has undergone two setbacks in her trial over the deaths of 11,412 people. The setbacks came after the court refused to include evidence favourable to the defendant, but permitted other evidence that appears to frustrate her defence team. Irmgard F., full…

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