Study documents early puberty onset in boys – “Pediatricians recorded the earliest stage of puberty as occurring in non-Hispanic white boys at age 10.14 years; in non-Hispanic African-American boy at age 9.14 years, and in Hispanic boys at age 10.4. Overall, African-American boys were more likely to start puberty earlier than white or Hispanic boys.”
When Europeans turned white – ” White European skin evolved relatively fast during the last ice age, specifically from 19,000 to 11,000 years ago…. These color traits—white skin and a diverse palette of hair and eye colors— are not adaptations to a cooler, less sunny climate. They are adaptations by early European women to intense mate competition, specifically a shortage of potential mates due to a low polygyny rate and a high death rate among young men.” — from peter frost.
Intelligence and fertility by class, over time – from the awesome epigone.
The Stupidity of the Discontented? — higher iq people are happier on average — @the breviary.
What Are You So Scared of? Saber-Toothed Cats, Snakes, and Carnivorous Kangaroos – “The evolutionary legacy of having been prey.”
Roots of Post-Trauma Resilience Sought in Genetics and Brain Changes – genetics and ptsd.
Young blood really is the key to youth – “[G]iving young blood to old mice can reverse some of the effects of age-related cognitive decline.”
Seeking a Chief Exec with the Right Stuff?: Look for a Touch of Psychopathy – “An Emory University psychologist recounts why ‘fearless dominance,’ a personality trait used to screen for psychopaths, may be a quality to consider in our next chief executive.”
Desire for revenge, not anger, helps explain why men are more physically aggressive – from the inductivist.
Head and Heart: Are Conservatives More Moral? – “‘Intuitions come first, strategic reasoning second.'”
What Is War Good for? Ask a Chimpanzee. — some interesting points in this article — and the cuuuuutest picture of a baby spider monkey! aaaaawwww! (^_^)
bonus: Seed shrimp thought extinct has been living in cave for 40 mil. years – coooooool!
bonus bonus: First life may have survived by cooperating
bonus bonus bonus: Martian genome: Is there DNA on the Red Planet?
bonus bonus bonus bonus: Corruption Continues Virtually Unchecked in Greece – “‘We Are Greedy and Asocial'”
bonus bonus bonus bonus bonus: No Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership – “This week, for the third time in four years, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced that its prize for achievement in African leadership would not be awarded.” — well, at least they’re not completely crazy like the peace prize people. *roll eyes*
bonus bonus bonus bonus bonus bonus: British man arrested for punching Darth Vader’s wife — really!
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