Parasites drove human genetic variation – “Adapting to pathogens was more important than climate and diet in driving natural selection.”
Neanderthals ‘hit by globalisation’ – “Neanderthals may have vanished after being swallowed up by Stone Age ‘globalisation’, according to a new theory. Rather than being driven into extinction, they lost their identity after interbreeding with early modern humans and adopting their culture, it is claimed.”
Neanderthal Neuroscience – @the loom.
Oral contraceptive use is associated with prostate cancer: an ecological study – “A significant association between OCs and PCa has been shown. It is hypothesised that the OC effect may be mediated through environmental oestrogen levels; this novel concept is worth further investigation.” – oops.
Intelligence across childhood in relation to illegal drug use in adulthood: 1970 British Cohort Study – “High childhood IQ may increase the risk of illegal drug use in adolescence and adulthood.”
Frequent gamers have brain differences, study finds – “They couldn’t determine if the frequent gamers’ brains grew larger as a result of playing video games or if those kids were attracted to gaming because that part of their brain was enlarged in the first place….” – quite so.
Study Finds Link Between Low IQ, Large Waistline – “More men with low intelligence scores at 18 had unhealthy belly size at 40”
Six Black Russians – heh. from greg cochran.
HBD, Left, and Right – @altright.
bonus bonus: Swedish scientists create light from almost nothing
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