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Weekly Science Report

July 5, 2019
 
“Diversity, what truly makes America great”
Steve Detwiler
 

Introduction
 
Steve Detwiler created this publication with the support of Graham Hancock and the late 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
 
Neanderthal Fashion Statement
https://www.archaeology.org/issues/346-1907/trenches/7718-trenches-neanderthal-golden-eagles
 
Bonobo diet of aquatic greens may hold clues to human evolution
https://phys.org/news/2019-07-bonobo-diet-aquatic-greens-clues.html?
fbclid=IwAR2VyGkhd7NJAV6a5FbLbOrFE1VcoZskE5fmcCxcBlKbbWnM5nZqakpHIJk
 
Murder in the Paleolithic? Evidence of violence behind human skull remains
https://popular-archaeology.com/article/murder-in-the-paleolithic-evidence-of-violence-behind-
human-skull-remains/
 

You Say What You Eat

https://www.archaeology.org/issues/346-1907/trenches/7748-
trenches-physical-linguistic-development

History
 
Ancient DNA Sheds New Light on the Biblical Philistines
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ancient-dna-sheds-new-light-biblical-philistines-
180972561/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia&fbclid=IwAR2kKke-
wuPat2efI3Reb8JUGxpNEN_f_UFGOBBHYe8w3ZKuooPSaZyiAZE
 
After Confederate statues, America’s culture war targets Betsy Ross and a founding father
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/after-confederate-statues-americas-culture-war-targets-
betsy-ross-and-a-founding-father/2019/07/04/c87e8b5e-9d9b-11e9-b27f-ed2942f73d70_story.html?
utm_term=.f736bab425b2
 
Overlooked No More: Ralph Lazo, Who Voluntarily Lived in an Internment Camp
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/03/obituaries/ralph-lazo-overlooked.html
 
One of D-Day’s most famous, heroic assaults may have been
unnecessary

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/06/02/one-d-
days-most-famous-heroic-assaults-may-have-been-
unnecessary/?utm_term=.0417e52e2c52

 
The Hand of Native American Women, Visible at Last

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/31/arts/design/native-
american-women-art.html

 
Still-life painting looted by Nazis to return to Florence
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-germany-artwork/
still-life-painting-looted-by-nazis-to-return-to-florence-
idUSKCN1TU0JB

Where’s the Debate on Francis Scott Key’s Slave-Holding


Legacy?
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/whe
res-debate-francis-scott-keys-slave-holding-legacy-
180959550/?
utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia&fbcli
d=IwAR1eczxj45MrY_sApWbDHSRPzVAe-
IJfcqjevQOC6HYzuCS1e-106LMLbK0

An ancient forest in Iran and a bird sanctuary in China:


Discover UNESCO's new World Heritage sites

https://www.euronews.com/2019/07/05/an-ancient-forest-in-
iran-and-a-bird-sanctuary-in-china-discover-unesco-s-new-
world-herita
 
Here are 4 significant ways that Leonardo da Vinci changed the world
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/05/four-ways-in-which-leonardo-da-vinci-was-ahead-of-
his-time
 
Eva Kor, a Holocaust survivor and forgiveness advocate, dies at 85
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/07/04/us/eva-kor-holocaust-survivor-dies-trnd/index.html
 
Secret Israeli unit hiding documents to undermine history of Nakba: Report
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/secret-israeli-unit-hiding-documents-undermine-history-
nakba-report
 
How the Iroquois Great Law of Peace Shaped U.S. Democracy
https://www.pbs.org/native-america/blogs/native-voices/how-the-iroquois-great-law-of-peace-
shaped-us-democracy/
 
The Disturbing Resilience of Scientific Racism
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/disturbing-resilience-scientific-racism-
180972243/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia
 
Visiting national parks could change your thinking about patriotism
https://theconversation.com/visiting-national-parks-could-change-your-thinking-about-patriotism-
115350
 
I’ve started acknowledging the people who lived on this land first – and you should too
https://theconversation.com/ive-started-acknowledging-the-people-who-lived-on-this-land-first-
and-you-should-too-118496
 
Newly-discovered 1,600-year-old mosaic sheds light on ancient Judaism
https://popular-archaeology.com/article/newly-discovered-1600-year-old-mosaic-sheds-light-on-
ancient-judaism/
 
Spanish River High's principal refused to call the Holocaust a fact
https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20190705/spanish-river-highs-principal-refused-to-call-
holocaust-fact?template=ampart&__twitter_impression=true
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Archaeology
 
In Afghanistan, experts work to restore a trove of Buddha figurines smashed by the Taliban
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-afghanistan-experts-work-to-restore-a-
trove-of-buddha-figurines-smashed-by-the-taliban/2019/07/03/e1781e6a-910a-11e9-956a-
88c291ab5c38_story.html?utm_term=.83483dcd28b8
 
Laser-Shooting Planes Uncover the Horror and Humanity of World War I
https://www.wired.com/story/lidar-archaeology-world-war-1-ypres-salient-belgium/?
CNDID=41291302&CNDID=41291302&bxid=MjM5NjgxMjIxODk5S0&hasha=3ed15b3d4270f5
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ngagement_list1_p1&source=ENGAGEMENT_NEWSLETTER&utm_brand=wired&utm_mailing
=Engagement%20NL%20070419%20(1)&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nl
 
“Burning libraries:” The race to save Canada’s coastal archaeological sites before they’re washed
away
https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/burning-libraries-race-save-canadas-coastal-
archaeological-sites-theyre-washed-away#.XResZW4y6Js.facebook
 
Fort Recovery battlefield reshaped by Ball State archaeologists' research
https://www.thestarpress.com/story/news/local/2019/07/05/fort-recovery-battlefield-studied-by-ball-
state-university-archaeologists/1639210001/?
fbclid=IwAR3tAGGmJZonAvEjCXfyUFCU4bQn0zOd37K-_8KK5jH4ohOwvVA3blquoEQ
 
Aliph global protection fund announces 14 projects across multiple war zones
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/aliph-global-protection-fund-announces-14-projects-across-
world-war-zones
 
Archaeologists discover more than 150,000 historical artifacts near downtown Houston
https://www.mysanantonio.com/life/article/Archaeologists-discover-150-000-artifacts-Houston-
14050550.php
 
British POW Camp Site Investigated
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7805-190705-lodge-moor-camp
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Egyptology
 
Auction house sells ancient relic Egypt claims was stolen in 1970s
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/egypt-christies-auction-house-king-tut-bust-art-
theft-a8989081.html
 
Dive beneath the pyramids of Egypt’s black pharaohs
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/07/dive-ancient-pyramid-nuri-sudan/
 
The Unseen Mummy Chamber
https://www.archaeology.org/issues/346-1907/trenches/7720-trenches-egypt-aswan-tomb
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General Science
 
AI-designed heat pumps consume less energy
https://techxplore.com/news/2019-07-ai-designed-consume-energy.html?
fbclid=IwAR0sim3DqerSmuFh5Xg7kG6-LJJtJHtI3BmjLO9xA7BCyvgIRcdVLisRSIw
 

Physics, Earth and Space Sciences


 
'Oumuamua is not an alien spacecraft: study
https://phys.org/news/2019-07-oumuamua-alien-spacecraft.html?
fbclid=IwAR37XimE320v1kbTtpUCa5aORV4OlZ4y0FrL233mEFbXkKLjM42Kk4_EaUo
 
New Analysis Techniques Unearth a Trove of Unusual Minerals
https://www.wired.com/story/geologists-discover-specks-new-minerals-earths-extremes/?
CNDID=41291302&CNDID=41291302&bxid=MjM5NjgxMjIxODk5S0&hasha=3ed15b3d4270f5
2ce4da5de4e5031836&hashb=9085a9ae56cc45a4e9bae24e2eaeaade6e04a43e&mbid=nl_070119_d
aily_list3_p3&source=DAILY_NEWSLETTER&utm_brand=wired&utm_mailing=WIRED%20NL
%20070119%20(1)&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nl
 
Guardians of Apollo: the curators preserving the Moon mission's legacy
https://phys.org/news/2019-06-guardians-apollo-curators-moon-mission.html
 
Former NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz Restores Mission Control In Houston
https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/nasa/2019/07/02/338550/former-nasa-flight-
director-gene-kranz-restores-mission-control-in-houston/?
utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=fb-1-9-20190702-338550-
ca&utm_campaign=news-healthscience
 
Why Nasa’s next Moon mission can’t be an Apollo retread
https://www.ft.com/content/5adc069a-9d27-11e9-b8ce-8b459ed04726?
accessToken=zwAAAWvEMfnQkc9a3AaanScR6dO4zotFntBHJg.MEUCIQDStuxG6j3jQisEu94jf
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Y4O4AIgP76deTm4ckp6BO7Set6Pu8rLfvqVdXSoqTbyJLmoFXA&sharetype=gift%3Ftoken
%3Dade7bf0d-9f81-483b-9828-6d58000b55e3&fbclid=IwAR2itIZ-
AJo2PC6qbXCMBe1YT1fWOnjS2zszP98mjK9E2shF3yGFOlxZaLQ
 
This map shows that Mars and Earth aren't that different
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/07/map-of-mars-the-geology-of-the-red-planet
 
Mysterious X-37B Military Space Plane Caught on Camera (Photo)
https://www.space.com/x-37b-space-plane-skywatcher-photo.html?utm_source=notification
 
Artificial gravity breaks free from science fiction
https://phys.org/news/2019-07-artificial-gravity-free-science-fiction.html?
fbclid=IwAR1dxBE3QXO1WpnXem9bi_MCJqHgfDnk5Eux-k9TmiAgCaLr7N4c1TA8FDI
 
Physicist finds loose thread of string theory puzzle
https://phys.org/news/2019-07-physicist-loose-thread-theory-puzzle.html?
fbclid=IwAR3IQLbaAQfTIHhdm7YCqBuA9duZZCle8l5eow2FeIwcq7Fd1ad6xMkm1TQ
 
Deep-CEE: The AI deep learning tool helping astronomers explore deep space
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/ras-dta062919.php
 
Scientists discover the biggest seaweed bloom in the world
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/uosf-sdt070119.php
 
Collision course: Amateur astronomers play a part in efforts to keep space safe
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/ras-cca070219.php
 
Scientists combine light and matter to make particles with new behaviors
https://phys.org/news/2019-07-scientists-combine-particles-behaviors.html
 
The mission of a lifetime: a drone on Titan in 2034 (Update)
https://phys.org/news/2019-07-mission-lifetime-drone-titan.html
 
Astronomers Don't Know What to Make of This Incredibly Bizarre Star
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/astronomers-dont-know-what-to-make-of-this-
incredibly-bizarre-star/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Environment, Climate Change and Alternative Energy


Sources
 
Environmentalists removed more than 40 tons of trash from the Pacific -- and it barely made a dent
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/30/us/40-tons-plastic-ocean-removal-trnd/index.html?
utm_source=twCNNi&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2019-07-
01T03%3A07%3A26&utm_term=link
 
How to protect corals facing climate change
https://phys.org/news/2019-07-corals-climate.html?
fbclid=IwAR3FgDOr1DNBS7MT75HZxeStKgQiaP9xFVKfQVFFkue7EuXjYk785SY9Mag

 
How Georgia Became A Surprising Bright Spot In The U.S. Solar Industry
https://www.npr.org/2019/06/24/733795962/how-georgia-became-a-surprising-bright-spot-in-the-u-
s-solar-industry
 
Biscayne National’s mangroves are full of trash. Paddleboarders are helping clean up park.
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article232144597.html
 
Global agriculture: Impending threats to biodiversity
https://phys.org/news/2019-06-global-agriculture-impending-threats-biodiversity.html
 

How trees could save the climate

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/ez-
htc070319.php
 
Safer Nuclear Reactors Are on the Way
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/safer-nuclear-reactors-are-on-the-way/
 
How Hydroponic School Gardens Can Cultivate Food Justice, Year-Round
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/07/07/737789983/how-hydroponic-school-gardens-can-
cultivate-food-justice-year-round
 
 

Biological, Genetics and Medical Sciences


 
The Woman Who Revealed the Missing Link Between Viruses and Cancer
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/woman-who-revealed-missing-link-between-
viruses-and-cancer-180972427/?
utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia&fbclid=IwAR2uyRLmcBnvQealE_BDCh
Cnoa6pS6R78oAjCxg5nMfjA4LONC6uA43mbXo
 
New Markers For Alzheimer's Disease Could Aid Diagnosis And Speed Up Drug Development
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/07/04/738478841/new-markers-for-alzheimers-
disease-could-aid-diagnosis-and-speed-up-drug-develop?sc=tw
 
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, top deputy ordered to stand trial in 2020
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crime-theranos/theranos-founder-elizabeth-holmes-top-deputy-
ordered-to-stand-trial-in-2020-idUSKCN1TU01N
 
New Weapons Against Cancer: Millions of Bacteria Programmed to Kill
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/03/science/cancer-bacteria-immune-system.html
 
Strain of common cold virus could revolutionize treatment of bladder cancer
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/uos-soc070319.php
 
Triplet-targeted therapy improves survival for patients with advanced colorectal cancer and BRAF
mutations
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/uotm-tti070319.php
 
Computing hubs in the hippocampus and cortex
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-07-hubs-hippocampus-cortex.html
 
Surgery restores arm function in some paralysed patients: study
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-07-surgery-arm-function-paralysed-patients.html
 
 

Other
 
Nothing to report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Additional Informational
 
TED Talk, Changing the soundtrack of the ocean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1s&v=Z8XxAfGBcOo&app=desktop
 
TED Talk, Start somewhere. Anywhere
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qMnHVvVIG0&app=desktop
 
What we learned from walking in the footsteps of Harriet Tubman
https://ideas.ted.com/what-we-learned-from-walking-in-the-footsteps-of-harriet-tubman/amp/?
__twitter_impression=true
 
TED Talk, the next step in Nanotechnology
https://www.ted.com/talks/george_tulevski_the_next_step_in_nanotechnology
 
TED Talk, Help discover Ancient Ruins before it’s too Late
https://www.ted.com/talks/sarah_parcak_help_discover_ancient_ruins_before_it_s_too_late?
utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=t.co&utm_content=talk&utm_term=sci
ence