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ok, just grabbing your attention with that headline.

some neat science news...

more ancient humans having hot sex with other human-like species, this time in western Africa. 

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/12/805237120/ghost-dna-in-west-africans-complicates-story-of-human-origins

 

About 50,000 years ago, ancient humans in what is now West Africa apparently procreated with another group of ancient humans that scientists didn't know existed.

Browning notes that the ghost DNA appears frequently in the genetic material. "That tells us that these archaic populations might have had some DNA that did some useful stuff that's proved to be useful to the modern population," she says.

But at the moment, Sankararaman says, it's not possible to know what, if any, role these genetic materials have for modern humans who carry them. "Are they just randomly floating in our genomes? Do they have any kind of adaptive benefits? Do they have deleterious consequences?" he added. "Those are all questions which would be fantastic to start thinking about."

 

 

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3 minutes ago, PHLaggie said:

ok, just grabbing your attention with that headline.

some neat science news...

more ancient humans having hot sex with other human-like species, this time in western Africa. 

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/12/805237120/ghost-dna-in-west-africans-complicates-story-of-human-origins

 

About 50,000 years ago, ancient humans in what is now West Africa apparently procreated with another group of ancient humans that scientists didn't know existed.

Browning notes that the ghost DNA appears frequently in the genetic material. "That tells us that these archaic populations might have had some DNA that did some useful stuff that's proved to be useful to the modern population," she says.

But at the moment, Sankararaman says, it's not possible to know what, if any, role these genetic materials have for modern humans who carry them. "Are they just randomly floating in our genomes? Do they have any kind of adaptive benefits? Do they have deleterious consequences?" he added. "Those are all questions which would be fantastic to start thinking about."

 

 

I don't wanna say it's aliens..... but

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1 minute ago, Incredulity said:

Yeah, Jimmy lost his job over this in the 80’s.  You know pre-SJWs so...

Well, he was a bit more street language with his explanation.  I still remember seeing the interview as a kid of 13 or 14, and my jaw kind of slipping off my face.

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2 hours ago, PHLaggie said:

did some useful stuff that's proved to be useful

OK.

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5 hours ago, Onboard 2.0 said:

You watch your language Beaver...

Your being a little rough on the Beaver.

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4 minutes ago, achooloco said:

Ending of battle star galáctica?

Damn that's some memory lane shit.. I could never wrap my head around the owner of the Ponderosa in space .... without his cowboy hat, and Hoss.

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1 hour ago, achooloco said:

Ending of battle star galáctica?

Wtf is happening here? 

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3 hours ago, Js1 said:

Wtf is happening here? 

Native Spanish speaker but I duolingo learnt Swedish and Portuguese, so my English keyboard gets funky 

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