India's Oldest Language Rewrites Human History

This is the show from Friday, April 6th, 2018

SUMMARY:

What, again? Lately, everything rsr.org/rewrites-human-history. The oldest language in India, Dravidian, with 80 derivatives spoken by 214 million people, appeared on the subcontinent only about 4,500 years ago, which means that there is no evidence for human language for nearly 99% of the time that humans were living in Asia! Then, from astronomy, the search for dark matter experiences another (expected) setback. A single star about nine billion light-years away becomes the furthest individual star ever identified by human beings. An intervening galaxy cluster magnifies this blue star's light as if by a lense. Meanwhile, as astronomers run out of places to look for the (hypothesized, but non-existent) dark matter, this single star has just wiped out one of DM's last possible hiding places, in an enormous number of black holes. For being half-the-universe distant, according to NASA, so many black holes would have lined the starlight's journey, they would have left their mark on the star's spectrum. See more at rsr.org/bb#dark-matter and rsr.org/bbp#dark-matter. Finally, the latest pot research documents that worldwide, half of all first-time patients admitted for drug treatment are there for marijuana addiction, which therefore brings even more drug addicts into clinics than for heroin and cocaine combined, according to a paper in Psychological Medicine.