With all the coverage of the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), you may well have missed some interesting other news. But fear not, we have gathered some of the most notable, heartwarming, and fun stories you may have not seen over the last few months.
What news have we missed because of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?
With the understandable, wall to wall coverage of the progress of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), you can be forgiven for missing some of the other important news around the world. Here we have collated some of the most important stories from the last few months.
Trust us when we say this list is far from exhaustive and is in no particular order.
1. The brain’s cortex might have evolved much earlier than we thought
In a recent study published only a few days ago, researchers may have found evidence that the brain’s cortex evolved much earlier than first thought. By studying the brains of lampreys, they believe the cortex actually first appeared between 300- and 500-million years ago.
This research’s findings could prove instrumental in developing our understanding of how the vertebrate brain developed and evolved over time. The researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published their study in the scientific journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.
2. Scientists have found enigmatic bone circles made from mammoth bones that could explain how early man survived the ice age
A series of strange bone circles made from mammoth bones have been found by a group of scientists. They could shed some light on how ancient communities might have survived the last great ice age.
The study, conducted by the University of Exeter, found that one of the 70 or so sites around Ukraine and the west Russian Plain dated to around 20,000 years ago. This makes it the oldest such circular structure built by man in the region.