linkfest 12/05/10

“The Mad Artist’s Brain: The Connection between Creativity and Mental Illness”“Thinking outside the box might be facilitated by having a somewhat less intact box.”

“What the length of your index finger says about you” – 2d:4d stuff.

“Mercury causes homosexuality in male ibises” @ nature.

“A primatologist discovers the social factors responsible for maternal infanticide”

“Why suicide bombers are Muslim (lack of sex) and liberals are more intelligent: A controversial psychologist’s VERY politically incorrect ‘truths’ about human nature” – on satoshi kanazawa.

“Eugenics is not ‘Right-wing'” (previously on hbdchick: “what a joke!” and “ivy league selective breeding”)

“Kids with ‘smart’ parents smoke more weed: study”

“The Royal Society’s lost women scientists”

via not exactly rocket science, “15-minute writing exercise closes the gender gap in university-level physics” – interesting. but i’d like to see it replicated a few (hundred) more times.

“Oxytocin ‘polarises men’s opinions of their mothers'”

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linkfest 10/31/10

“Researchers find a ‘liberal gene'” – more from randall “parapundit” parker.

“W.D. Hamilton on Dysgenics, Eugenics, and Educational Romanticism” @vdare.com.

“The Other ‘G’ Spot” – (via diversityischaos) “[D]o people who score high on IQ tests use the frontal and parietal areas of their brains differently from people who score lower? The answer, discovered by other researchers, turns out to be yes.”

“Ich bin Mittel-Ostländer?” @evoandproud.

from inductivist: “Three dopaminergic genes predict grades in school”“I should note that the multivariate model includes race and gender, and the effect of race on grades remains when genes are entered into the equation. In fact, the impact of race is stronger than the three genes together.”

“Stories vs. Statistics”

“The tea party warns of a New Elite. They’re right.” – Charles Murray on the bobos in paradise.

“How taking the Pill can bring out a woman’s jealous and possessive side”

“Asian Neanderthals, Humans Mated” – in east asia.

“Stone Age DIY: How Neolithic man decorated his house with homemade paint”“It is the earliest ever example of man using paint to decorate their properties in Britain, if not in Europe.”

“Rising to the occasion”“Electoral victory brings a surprising consequence: the winners look at smut”