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Weekly Science Report

June 29, 2018

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have
always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem
invincible, but in the end, they always fail. Think of it-Always.”
Mahatma Gandhi

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

Why life on Earth first got big

https://phys.org/news/2018-06-life-earth-big.html

Neanderthals Developed Surprisingly Sophisticated Ways to Hunt

https://www.history.com/news/neanderthals-surprisingly-sophisticated-hunt?
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Archaeologists stumble on Neolithic ritual site in Suffolk

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jun/28/archaeologists-stumble-on-neolithic-ritual-site-in-suffolk?
CMP=fb_gu

History

Why America needs more immigrants

https://www.economist.com/democracy-in-america/2018/06/25/why-america-needs-more-immigrants?
fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/

Meet the Americans Following in the Footsteps of the Knights Templar


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/meet-americans-following-footsteps-knights-templar-180969344/?
utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia

Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like that and loves you like that'

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/21/europe/pope-francis-gay-comments-intl/index.html?
sr=fbCNN052118pope-francis-gay-comments-intl1039AMStory&utm_source=fbCNN&utm_content=2018-06-
24T15%3A30%3A10&utm_term=link&utm_medium=social

Defying the Mullahs, Defending the Jews

https://hamodia.com/features/defying-mullahs-defending-jews/

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name stripped from children’s book award over ‘Little House’ depictions of Native
Americans
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/laura-ingalls-wilder-s-name-stripped-from-children-s-book-award-over-
little-house-depictions-of-native-americans/ar-AAz7Fv3?ocid=ob-fb-enus-580

A Century Ago, the Romanovs Met a Gruesome End


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/romanovs_helen-rappaport-new-book-180969336/?
utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia

GOP Senate candidate says Civil War wasn’t about slavery

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gop-senate-candidate-corey-stewart-says-civil-war-wasnt-about-slavery/?
ftag=COS-05-10aaa0h&utm_campaign=trueAnthem
%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5b31db8904d3015f77f87a94&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_sourc
e=facebook

This French Town Has Welcomed Refugees for 400 Years


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/chambon-french-town-refugees-180969356/?
utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia

The search for D.B. Cooper: Investigators say they've confirmed skyjacker's identity by decoding long-lost
'confession'

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/the-search-for-d-b-cooper-investigators-say-they-ve-confirmed-
skyjacker-s-identity-by-decoding-long-lost-confession/ar-AAzi4Zb?ocid=ob-fb-enus-580

Archaeology

North America’s great lost treasures still waiting to be found

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/north-america-s-great-lost-treasures-still-waiting-to-be-found/ss-
AAyHvp9?ocid=ob-fb-enus-580

Second Spanish church falls prey to well-intentioned restorer

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/26/second-spanish-church-falls-prey-to-well-intentioned-
restorer-st-george-ecce-homo-monkey-christ?CMP=fb_gu

Loss of Arctic archeological sites a ‘catastrophe’: experts


https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-loss-of-arctic-archeological-sites-a-catastrophe-experts/

A Newly Excavated Settlement Highlights Florida’s History as a Haven for Escaped Slaves

https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2018/6/27/a-newly-excavated-settlement-highlights-florida-s-
history-as-a-haven-for-escaped-slaves

Divine Invitation

https://www.archaeology.org/issues/304-1807/from-the-trenches/6694-trenches-egypt-lisht-papyrus-prayer

Hobby Lobby's Illegal Antiquities Shed Light On A Lost, Looted Ancient City In Iraq

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/28/623537440/hobby-lobbys-illegal-antiquities-shed-light-on-a-lost-looted-
ancient-city-in-ira?
utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20
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2000-year-old mummy found near Russian reservoir

https://phys.org/news/2018-06-year-old-mummy-russian-reservoir.html

Egyptology

Nothing to report

General Science

A Plea for AI That Serves Humanity Instead of Replacing It

https://www.wired.com/story/a-plea-for-ai-that-serves-humanity-instead-of-replacing-it/?
CNDID=41291302&mbid=nl_062318_daily_list1_p2

The Rise of DNA Data Storage


https://www.wired.com/story/the-rise-of-dna-data-storage/?
CNDID=41291302&mbid=nl_06292018_daily_list3_p5

The Future of AI Depends on High-School Girls

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/05/ai-future-women/560618/

China's hypersonic military projects include spaceplanes and rail guns

https://www.popsci.com/chinas-hypersonic-work-speeds-up?src=SOC&dom=fb

Boeing's planned hypersonic airliner could fly from NYC to London in two hours

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/boeing-s-planned-hypersonic-airliner-could-fly-nyc-london-two-
ncna887111?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma

Physics, Earth and Space Sciences

NASA’s next flagship space telescope is delayed again

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/nasa%e2%80%99s-next-flagship-space-telescope-is-delayed-
again/ar-AAzfsZ3?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=LENOVODHP17

Space Really Does Need Traffic Cops

https://www.wired.com/story/space-really-does-need-traffic-cops/?
CNDID=41291302&mbid=nl_062318_daily_list3_p3

It's Business Time for Rocket Lab, Launcher of Small Satellites

https://www.wired.com/story/its-business-time-for-rocket-lab-launcher-of-small-satellites/?
CNDID=41291302&mbid=nl_062418_daily_list1_p3

The Floating Robot With an IBM Brain Is Headed to Space

https://www.wired.com/story/the-floating-robot-with-an-ibm-brain-is-headed-to-space/?
CNDID=41291302&mbid=nl_06292018_daily_list3_p3

Why a U.S. ‘Space Force’ is ‘premature’ but ‘inevitable’


https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/why-a-u-s-space-force-is-premature-but-inevitable?
utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=newshour&linkId=100000002838254

Pakistan to launch observatory satellite next month

https://www.dawn.com/news/1415924

Researchers discover volcanic heat source under major Antarctic glacier

https://phys.org/news/2018-06-volcanic-source-major-antarctic-glacier.html

We’ve just seen a huge space explosion and don’t know what it is

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2172351-weve-just-seen-a-huge-space-explosion-and-dont-know-what-
it-is/?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=SOC&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1529679386

A large streak of 'blue' was found on the Red Planet

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/a-large-streak-of-blue-was-found-on-the-red-planet/ar-
AAzddBc?ocid=ob-fb-enus-580

Why Europe’s astronauts are learning Chinese

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180626-why-europes-astronauts-are-learning-chinese?
ocid=ww.social.link.facebook

Scientists find evidence of complex organic molecules from Enceladus

https://phys.org/news/2018-06-scientists-evidence-complex-molecules-enceladus.html

Mysterious 'sonar anomaly' detected off North Carolina's coast has NOAA ship explorer diving in search of a
shipwreck or rock formation

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5895045/Mysterious-sonar-anomaly-detected-North-Carolinas-
coast.html

Japan's Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Arrives At Its Asteroid Destination

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/27/623864130/japans-hayabusa2-spacecraft-arrives-at-its-asteroid-destination?
utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20
180627

Robert Oppenheimer’s Career Ended Long After the Bang, With a Whimper
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/robert-oppenheimers-career-ended-long-after-bang-whimper-
180963805/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia
What exactly was this 'interstellar visitor'?

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/27/world/interstellar-object-oumuamua-comet-asteroid/index.html?
utm_term=link&utm_source=fbCNN&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2018-06-27T21%3A28%3A06

Is Colonizing Mars the Most Important Project in Human History?

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/06/could-colonizing-mars-be-the-most-important-
project-in-human-history/564041/?utm_content=edit-
promo&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_term=2018-06-
29T13%3A30%3A24&utm_campaign=the-atlantic

Environment, Climate Change and Alternative Energy Sources

A Leading Climate Agency May Lose Its Climate Focus

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/24/climate/noaa-climate-mission.html

Wendelstein 7-X achieves world record for fusion product

https://phys.org/news/2018-06-wendelstein-x-world.html

Dangerous climate change is likely, concludes new research

https://phys.org/news/2018-06-dangerous-climate.html

Flotilla of sail drones deploy to Arctic and Pacific for earth science missions

http://www.noaa.gov/stories/flotilla-of-saildrones-deploy-to-artic-and-pacific-for-earth-science-missions

Renewable Energy Makes Economic Sense, Say Business Owners In South Florida

http://wlrn.org/post/renewable-energy-makes-economic-sense-say-business-owners-south-florida

Biological, Genetics and Medical Sciences

Study reveals new therapeutic target for slowing the spread of flu virus

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-06-reveals-therapeutic-flu-virus.html
Low-cost plastic sensors could monitor a range of health conditions

https://techxplore.com/news/2018-06-low-cost-plastic-sensors-range-health.html

Laws That Criminalize Spread Of Infectious Diseases Can Increase Their Stigma

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/06/22/621089984/in-some-f-you-ve-got-hep-c-spitting-can-be-a-felony

These Beating Mini-Hearts Could Save Big Bucks—And Maybe Lives

https://www.wired.com/story/these-beating-mini-hearts-could-save-big-bucksand-maybe-lives/?
CNDID=41291302&mbid=nl_062718_daily_list1_p4

Pain Is Weird. Making Bionic Arms Feel Pain Is Even Weirder

https://www.wired.com/story/pain-is-weird-making-bionic-arms-feel-pain-is-even-weirder/?
CNDID=41291302&mbid=nl_062318_daily_list3_p4

How the polio virus is being used to combat brain cancer

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/26/health/brain-cancer-poliovirus-study/index.html?
utm_source=fbCNN&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2018-06-26T12%3A00%3A02&utm_term=link

The Obsessive Search for the Tasmanian Tiger

http://www.pulitzercenter.org/reporting/obsessive-search-tasmanian-tiger?
utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&utm_campaign=TasmanianTiger

'Fundamental Shift' Needed To Protect Miners From Deadly Black Lung

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/28/624317640/fundamental-shift-needed-to-protect-miners-from-deadly-black-
lung?
utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2018
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Other

France: Butchers demand protection from vegans

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44623399

US astronaut Buzz Aldrin sues his children for 'misuse of finances'


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44609561?
ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook&ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social

Pushed to the Margins, These Brave People Are Pushing Back


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/pushed-margins-brave-people-pushing-back-180969349/?
utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia

Additional Informational

America's 11 most endangered historic places

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/most-endangered-historic-places-2018/index.html