One gene helped human brains become complex – “A single ancestral human gene that made two copies of itself may have helped the evolution of our large brains 2.5 million years ago, as our ancestors were diverging from australopithecines.”
Humans Really Are Still Evolving, Study Finds – “Natural forces of evolution still continue to shape humanity despite the power we have to profoundly alter the world around us, researchers say.” – duh. original research article: Natural and sexual selection in a monogamous historical human population
The Great White Horse – “A racial group is a partly inbred extended family. The inbreeding gives races more coherence and persistence than typical extended families.” – from steve sailer.
Blacks more likely to commit hate crimes than white – from the audacious epigone.
Rushton on the skin color/behavior correlation – “[T]he theory that genes explain the worldwide correlation between skin tone and important behaviors” – from the inductivist.
HBD and Atheism – from jayman.
HBD and policy: Which questions to ask? – from m.g. @the hbdday blog!
9-Month-Olds Show Racial Bias When Looking at Faces – “‘These results suggest that biases in face recognition and perception begin in preverbal infants, well before concepts about race are formed.’”
Study: Aversion to the smell of meat may be genetic – “[P]eople who have two copies of a particular odour receptor gene variant [OR7D4 RT] are more likely to find the smell of a hormone that occurs in pork unpleasant.”
Did Ancient Germans Steal the Pharaoh’s Chair Design? – “Roughly 3,500 years ago, folding chairs remarkably similar to ones found in Egypt suddenly became must-have items in parts of northern Europe.”
bonus bonus: Scientific Evidence Proves why Healers See the “Aura” of People – synesthesia.