Most non-Africans possess at least a little bit Neanderthal DNA. But a new map of archaic ancestry--published March 28 in Current Biology--suggests that many bloodlines around the world, particularly of South Asian descent, may actually be a bit more Denisovan, a mysterious population of hominids that lived around the same time as the Neanderthals. The analysis also proposes that modern humans interbred with Denisovans about 100 generations after their trysts with Neanderthals. The Harvard Medical School/UCLA research team that created the map also used comparative genomics... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
They theorize that this has contributed to reduced fertility in males, which is commonly observed in other hybrids between two highly divergent groups of the same species.
The researchers collected their data by comparing known Neanderthal and Denisovan gene sequences across more than 250 genomes from 120 non-African populations publically available through the Simons Genome Diversity Project (there is little evidence for Neanderthal and Denisovan ancestry in Africans). The analysis was carried out by a machine-learning algorithm that could differentiate between components... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>34834 This was posted a while ago but is still interesting. In that other thread I was saying how they should have also concurrently screened for h. floresiensis since those are so controversial and in the same region.
A man pulled over in a routine traffic stop found himself behind bars over a long-overdue copy of the Tom Green comedy “Freddy Got Fingered.”
“That’s what my local law enforcement officers are up to,” he says in the video. “They’re not out here catching heroin dealers".
The North Carolina man, James Meyers, was pulled over for a broken brake light. When the Concord, NC officers ran a check on his driver’s license it showed an outstanding... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>34435 If you'll notice, the man in the OP is named ‘James Meyers’. The man in >>33556 is named ‘James Meyers Jr.’. Clearly, both James Meyers and his son James (who naturally look similar) rented the same movie at about the same time, but due to hereditary absent-mindedness, never returned it.
We don’t really understand that either, but we imagine Belgian authorities will be discussing the issue quite a bit in the weeks and months ahead because it’s now emerged that on Thursday, Didier Prospero was shot and killed while walking his dog in Charleroi (about an hour drive from Brussels). Why should you care about Didier? Well, because he is (or “was”) a security guard at Tihange. His security pass was stolen as he lay dying.
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>A new study finds that the Ice-Age diet -- a high-protein intake of large animals -- triggered physical changes in Neanderthals, namely a larger ribcage and a wider pelvis.
Homo sapiens, the ancestor of modern humans, shared the planet with Neanderthals, a close, heavy-set relative that dwelled almost exclusively in Ice-Age Europe, until some 40,000 years ago. Neanderthals were similar to Homo sapiens, with whom they sometimes mated -- but they were different, too. Among these many differences, Neanderthals were shorter and stockier, with... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
"During harsh Ice-Age winters, carbohydrates were scarce and fat was in limited supply. But large game, the typical prey of the Neanderthal, thrived," said Ben-Dor. "This situation triggered an evolutionary adaptation to a high-protein diet -- an enlarged liver, expanded renal system and their corresponding morphological manifestations. All of these contributed to the Neanderthal evolutionary process."
"In a 2011 paper, which dealt with the demise of Homo erectus in the Levant, we had already tapped into the notion that diet played a major role... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Over-extraction [of water] for agriculture in the Ganges has caused the reduction in surface water resources. This has increased dependence on ground water, the loss of water-based livelihoods, and the destruction of habitat for 109 fish species, and other aquatic and amphibian fauna.
So it sounds like they did this to themselves by thinking the sacred water would just keep refilling no matter how much they pumped out of it.
>>35286 >thinking that the sacred water would keep flowing >Indians >thinking
You're giving a bit too much credence to a nation whose plumbing advancements in the last century have comprised of "designating a singular street to shit in, as opposed to shitting in all streets indiscriminately"
>Texas scientists have found the oldest confirmed site of human habitation in the Americas just north of Austin, where the Edwards Plateau meets the coastal plains.
>The unprecedented haul of artifacts from as far back as 15,500 years ago brings archaeologists much closer to answering the mysteries of who the first Americans were, where they came from and how they got here.
>The... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>35115 >Fed by permanent springs, this area between the Edwards Plateau and lower coastal plains would have offered ample game from both ecosystems, and its limestone held an abundant supply of flint-like rock, or chert, ideal for making Stone Age tools.
>Since the 1930s, archaeologists have believed the ancestors of the Clovis people —so named for a small number of stone “points” found near Clovis, N.M. — walked into North America from Asia across the Bering... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>“Some people will say this is the final nail in the coffin for the Clovis-first theory,” said Gary Haynes, a professor of anthropology at the University of Nevada at Reno, who long has been skeptical of pre-Clovis peoples in the Americas. “I don’t think this is the last nail, but I do think they’ve done some pretty good work here.”
>Haynes said he still has questions about the accuracy of the dating of sediments — without carbon-based material it’s difficult to get precise estimates of dates — and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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