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.