Genes, Not “Culture”—Why the Japanese Don’t Loot – “The implication of this mantra-like repetition of the word ‘culture’ implies that cultures drop out of the sky, that the lucky Japanese got a good one and the Haitians got a bad one.” yes. where does culture come from?
Are the wealthiest countries the smartest countries? – “For each one-point increase in a country’s average IQ, the per capita GDP was $229 higher. It made an even bigger difference if the smartest 5 percent of the population got smarter; for every additional IQ point in that group, a country’s per capita GDP was $468 higher.”
Human prejudice has ancient evolutionary roots – “The tendency to perceive others as ‘us versus them’ isn’t exclusively human but appears to be shared by our primate cousins.”
Human gender roles influence research on animals – humans and their biases. who woulda guessed?!
Biology’s ‘dark matter’ hints at fourth domain of life – neato! see also: Glimpses of the Fourth Domain? @the loom.
Your brain is a rain forest – neurodiversity’s the word
bonus: radiation dose chart from xkcd.