Bone knife from Morocco is oldest specialized tool associated with Aterian culture – Unique technological complex in North Africa around 90,000 years ago

A single bone artefact found in a Moroccan cave is the oldest well-dated specialized bone tool associated with the Aterian culture of the Middle Stone Age, according to a study by Abdeljalil Bouzouggar of the Institut National des Sciences de l’Archéologie et du Patrimoine in Morocco and colleagues. Continue reading “Bone knife from Morocco is oldest specialized tool associated with Aterian culture – Unique technological complex in North Africa around 90,000 years ago”

Luxury and Corruption in the Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) State under the Angeloi Emperors

Modern historians generally hold Isaac II Angelos (1185–95) and his brother Alexios III (1195–1203) in very low esteem on account of the image Niketas Choniates paints of them in his History, and especially in the version written after the conquest of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade in 1204. Continue reading “Luxury and Corruption in the Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) State under the Angeloi Emperors”

Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain

When it comes to managing anxiety disorders, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth had it right when he referred to sleep as the “balm of hurt minds.” While a full night of slumber stabilizes emotions, a sleepless night can trigger up to a 30% rise in anxiety levels, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley. Continue reading “Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain”

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