More on Farming and Inheritance Systems – Part I: IQ – from jayman!
Spanish cave paintings shown as oldest in world – “New tests show that crude Spanish cave paintings of a red sphere and handprints are the oldest in the world, so ancient they may not have been by modern man. Some scientists say they might have even been made by the much-maligned Neanderthals, but others disagree.”
Childhood obesity found linked to math performance – “When compared with children who were never obese, boys and girls whose obesity persisted from the start of kindergarten through fifth grade performed worse on the math test, starting in first grade, and their lower performance continued through fifth grade. For boys whose obesity emerged later (in third or fifth grade), no such differences were found, and for girls who became obese later, poorer math performance was temporary.”
Why Smart People Are Stupid – “[I]ntelligence seems to make things worse. The scientists gave the students four measures of ‘cognitive sophistication.’ As they report in the paper, all four of the measures showed positive correlations, ‘indicating that more cognitively sophisticated participants showed larger [cognitive] bias blind spots.’”
Another look at Muslim fertility – from the inductivist.
Spot the Correlation: Wealth vs. Immigration – from dennis.
Scientists Sequence Genome Of Human Relative That Prefers Love Over War – “They found that more than 3 percent of the human genome is more closely related to either the bonobo or the chimpanzee than the two apes are to each other, which indicates that the three species share a complex evolutionary relationship.”
bonus: ‘Sexual depravity’ of penguins that Antarctic scientist dared not reveal – “Landmark polar research about the Adélie penguin’s sex life by Captain Scott’s expedition, deemed too shocking for the public 100 years ago, is unearthed at the Natural History Museum”
bonus bonus: ‘Oldest galaxy’ discovered using Hawaii telescope – “Japanese astronomers on Hawaii say they have found a galaxy 12.91bn light years away”
bonus bonus bonus: That Squid On Your Plate Could Inseminate Your Mouth – ewww!
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