This is a typical slow news day. We’re still waiting for a Coppedge decision. Wouldja believe it — the trial ended on 16 April, and the judge hasn’t wrapped it up yet.
We found a few items that may be of interest. If you’d like another adventure in social science, take a look at Sociologist examines the challenges of women in professional football. The researcher concludes — this may shock you — that football isn’t easy for women.
If you’re concerned about your pedigree, you might be relieved to learn that New research raises doubts about whether modern humans and Neanderthals interbred. It seems that the DNA we have in common with Neanderthals came from a common ancestor, and not from a more recent inter-species hybridization event.
And here’s something the creationists may try to avoid: DNA used to encode a book and other digital information. If the magic designer wanted to write something in our DNA he could have done so, but for mysterious reasons (non-existence, perhaps?) it appears that he didn’t.
That’s all we’ve got, so once again, we have to entertain ourselves. As with all our free-fire zones, we’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.
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