Researchers May Have Found the Earliest Drawing

In South Africa’s Blombos Cave, researchers have discovered what is believed to be the world’s earliest drawing. The drawing—a crosshatch made on one rock using another—predates other uncovered art by a whopping 30,000 years. Researchers claim, though, that this by no means makes the Blombos Cave people artists, rather it identifies their interest in “graphical designs,” says Chantal Tribolo from Bordeaux Montaigne University. The team admits …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Medusa's makeover, an album stored in DNA, Michael Jackson's "impossible" dance move and more

1. Bill Gold’s Seminal Film Posters While many might not be immediately familiar with the name Bill Gold, his work will be recognizable to just about any film enthusiast. The creative passed away yesterday at 97 years old, but his artwork lives one in his countless seminal film posters. The mind behind iconic movie posters for legendary films like A Clockwork Orange, Casablanca, Barbarella, The …

Researchers Pen Severe Report About AI’s Threat to Humanity

Assembling in Oxford, 26 researchers from 14 organizations have drafted a 100-page report on the dangers artificial intelligence poses the future of humanity. As VICE notes, AI is already all around us, operating background processes in everything from medicine to finance. The two-day conference declared that superhuman artificial intelligence can be turned on humanity and those working in the field must take the potential misuse …

Aboard the Ocearch with Jefferson’s Bourbon

Shark research and an aged-at-sea Ocean expression whiskey tasting off the coast of Montauk

Anchored just off the coast of Montauk’s beautiful beaches, the Ocearch swayed on gentle seas as we boarded from a smaller transport boat. The word “Ocearch,” which is the result of splicing together ocean and research, represents more than one thing. First, it’s the ship itself which houses 20+ crew members when on an expedition. Second, it’s a scientific non-profit dedicated to collecting information on …

Extroverts Like Being Left Alone Too

While one might presume that extroverts thrive off of social interaction, a new study conducted by Finnish researchers shows that everyone—no matter their social aptitude—gets drained from too much talking. After studying 48 participants over the course of 12 days of varying social interactions and conscientious behavior, it became evident that even extroverts become fatigued from socialization. The study is the first to address extroverted …