i should just move the linkfests to mondays … get it over with. (~_^) (then at some point i’d prolly switch to publishing them on wednesdays or thursdays … and eventually, someday, they’d migrate all the way back to sundays again!)
Singapore is world’s least emotional country, poll finds – see also steve sailer (who is not the world’s least emotional country).
Does being fat make you more jolly? – “The FTO gene makes a protein associated with obesity and fat mass…. [H]aving one copy of this mutant in your genome decreases the risk of depression by 8 per cent; two copies doubles that dip…. Based on its prevalence among ethnic groups, it should prevent 6.7 per cent of the cases of depression that would otherwise afflict Africans, 5.3 per cent of cases in Europeans, and 2.2 per cent in Chinese.”
Longer life link to low vitamin D – in some dutch people. h/t sean!
The Evolutionary Mystery of Homosexuality – i know, i know. greg cochran would say there’s no mystery here. (~_^)
Conservatism is white men – from the awesome epigone.
Why Is Intelligence the Measure of Ultimate Human Worth? – from kanazawa.
Mitochondrial DNA in Ancient Human Populations of Europe (der Sarkissian 2011) – “This work presents direct evidence that Mesolithic eastern Europeans belonged to the same Palaeolithic/Mesolithic genetic background as central and northern Europeans. It was also shown that prehistoric eastern Europeans were the recipients of multiple migrations from the East in prehistory that had not been previously detected and/or timed on the basis of modern mtDNA data. Ancient DNA also provided insights in the genetic history of European genetic outliers; the Saami, whose ancestral population still remain unidentified, and the Sardinians, whose genetic differentiation is proposed to be the result of mating isolation since at least the Bronze Age.” – @dienekes’.
Archaeologists discover 10,000 year-old home – in scotland.
People who live in tropics more likely to die seven years earlier – “Overall mortality in the region was affected by disease, conflict, poverty and food insecurity….”
Improved Water Supplies In Africa Increase Poverty – ’cause of lower death rates. that s*cks. – from parapundit.
bonus bonus: The Black Cat Analogy – from jayman!
bonus bonus bonus: Think twice before using “mankind” to mean “all humanity,” say scholars – scr*w that!
bonus bonus bonus bonus: Camel Genome Holds Desert Survival Secrets – “[M]any of the Bactrian genome’s rapidly evolving genes regulate the metabolic pathway…. [C]amels can withstand massive blood glucose levels owing in part to changes in genes that are linked to type II diabetes in humans.”
bonus bonus bonus bonus bonus: Larry Hagman: the superstar who made history – “In 1991, a Bedouin tribe delayed its annual migration across the Sahara because its elders were not prepared to miss the last episode of Dallas.” – heh.
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