Humans colonized diverse environments in Southeast Asia and Oceania during the Pleistocene — ScienceDaily

Investigations into what it means to be human have often focused on attempts to uncover the earliest material traces of ‘art’, ‘language’, or technological ‘complexity’. More recently, scholars have begun to argue that more attention should be paid to the ecological uniqueness of our species. A new study reviews the palaeoecological information associated with hominin dispersals into Southeast Asia and Oceania throughout the Pleistocene (1.25 Ma to 12 ka).

Source: Humans colonized diverse environments in Southeast Asia and Oceania during the Pleistocene — ScienceDaily

Seas may be rising faster than thought: Current method of measuring sea-level rise may not be reliable — ScienceDaily

A new study questions the reliability of how sea-level rise in low-lying coastal areas such as southern Louisiana is measured and suggests that the current method underestimates the severity of the problem.

Source: Seas may be rising faster than thought: Current method of measuring sea-level rise may not be reliable — ScienceDaily

Do ageless bacteria beneath Earth’s surface give life to panspermia theories? | Uncommon Descent

Some of us think panspermia gets a bad rap; that is, it is classed with “They’re OUT There!” theories about intelligent aliens. It is really a much more straightforward question whether life forms could survive extreme conditions and, in general, we are finding life in more extreme conditions all th

Source: Do ageless bacteria beneath Earth’s surface give life to panspermia theories? | Uncommon Descent