First Madagascar settlers may have been Indonesian – “Their results suggest Madagascar’s initial population contained around 30 women of reproductive age, with roughly 93 per cent of their genes indicating ties to Indonesia. Such a small population suggests they may have colonised Madagascar after crossing the ocean by accident.”
Researchers discover why humans began walking upright – maybe. “Human bipedalism, or walking upright, may have originated millions of years ago as an adaptation to carrying scarce, high-quality resources.”
A black-white difference in cortisol level – from the inductivist.
30% of atheists, agnostics are pro-life – from mr. a epigone, esq.
Self-reflective mind — in animals! Psychologists report on continuing advances – “According to one of the leading scholars in the field, there is an emerging consensus among scientists that animals share functional parallels with humans’ conscious metacognition — that is, our ability to reflect on our own mental processes and guide and optimize them.”
bonus bonus bonus: Ox Carts and No Coffee – Building a Monastery the Medieval Way. don’t miss the photos!
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