Pacific Islanders Appear To Be Carrying The DNA Of An Unknown Human Species

(sciencealert.com)

 

Hints of an unidentified, extinct human species have been found in the DNA of modern Melanesians – those living in a region of the South Pacific, northeast of Australia.

 

According to new genetic modelling, the species is unlikely to be Neanderthal or Denisovan – two ancient species that are represented in the fossil record – but could represent a third, unknown human relative that has so far eluded archaeologists.

 

Labeling Something A Conspiracy Theory Does Not Reduce Belief In It, Study Finds

Labeling something a conspiracy theory does not reduce belief in it, according to a recent study published this August in Political Psychology. The findings are in contrast to previous research showing that people actively counter-argue the label of conspiracy-theory label when others apply it to their beliefs.

 

It’s Official: Injection of Fracking Wastewater Caused Kansas’ Biggest Earthquake

The largest earthquake ever recorded in Kansas—a 4.9 magnitude temblor that struck northeast of Milan on Nov. 12, 2014—has been officially linked to wastewater injection into deep underground wells, according to new research from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

 

The epicenter of that extremely rare earthquake struck near a known fracking operation.

 

Lies About Orlando and Pat Robertson

Pat being Pat.
Pat being Pat.

The only thing I hate worse than senile ignorant right-wing televangelists is someone spreading LIES – especially about a tragedy. I will have a party the day Pat Robertson dies, but he did not say the Orlando nightclub shooting was God’s punishment for the Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage. (I wouldn’t put it past him, but there is no evidence he said it… yet).