From Ireland to the Balkans, Europeans are basically one big family, closely related to one another for the past thousand years, according to a new study of the DNA of people from across the continent.
Broadly, the genomic analysis found that on an average the African American genome was 73.2 percent African, 24 percent European and 0.8 percent Native American. Latinos as expected had significantly more Native American ancestry with the average Latino genome being 18 percent Native American, 65.1 percent European and 6.2 percent African.
With respect to European Americans, the percentages are much more different than African Americans or Latinos, with European American genomes being 98.6 percent European, 0.19 percent African and 0.18 percent Native American. In general, the numbers seem to agree with what one would expect given the history of American colonization by Europeans and their interactions with African and Native Americans.
A few weeks ago, the lying media hacks were falling all over themselves to eulogise this so-called ‘new discovery’ that, as they put it, ‘the first Britons were black‘. They based this on the work of Jewish scientist Yoan Dickmann who, despite not being the first to analyse the mitochondrial DNA of the ‘Cheddar Man remains’, decided to reveal the world that England’s oldest remains were those of a dark-skinned man. The owner of said remains has been dubbed ‘Cheddar Man’ by the media, in reference to Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, the area in England in which it was found. And there was born a new catchphrase; ‘Cheddar Man, the first Briton, was black!’
Now new research suggests that such gender-driven desires are also seen in young female chimpanzees in the wild—a behavior that possibly evolved to make the animals better mothers, experts say.
Young females of the Kanyawara chimpanzee community in Kibale National Park, Uganda, use sticks as rudimentary dolls and care for them like the group’s mother chimps tend to their real offspring. The behavior, which was very rarely observed in males, has been witnessed more than a hundred times over 14 years of study.
Scientists have drawn on nearly 1,000 brain scans to confirm what many had surely concluded long ago: that stark differences exist in the wiring of male and female brains.
Maps of neural circuitry showed that on average women’s brains were highly connected across the left and right hemispheres, in contrast to men’s brains, where the connections were typically stronger between the front and back regions.
Ragini Verma, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, said the greatest surprise was how much the findings supported old stereotypes, with men’s brains apparently wired more for perception and co-ordinated actions, and women’s for social skills and memory, making them better equipped for multitasking.
If you are interested in religion and its evolution through the ages, these pieces of art are going to really impress you. These are boxwood carvings that were once the most popular things ever as far as fashion goes. There are only 35 left in the world, and all are going to be admired by lovers of intricate woodwork for years to come.
These are puzzling experts so much, they put them through an x ray machine to see just how they were put together and left. It was discovered that they are held together with pins so small, a grass seed is bigger. Gold accents cover the entire jeweled decorations, so we are unable to see completely into the entire thing.
Men could become pregnant ‘tomorrow’ thanks to advances in womb transplantation, according to a leading fertility expert.
The success of womb transplants into women has paved the way for a similar operation being carried out on people born male.
Dr Richard Paulson said that now wombs have been successfully transplanted into women born without them, ‘trans women’ – people born biologically male but who have had sex change surgery – will also want a womb transplant.