Tag: Analysis

First modern Britons Had ‘dark to black’ skin!

A forensic reconstruction of Cheddar Man’s head, based on the new DNA evidence and his fossilised skeleton.the first modern Britons, who lived about 10,000 years ago, had “dark to black” skin, a groundbreaking DNA analysis of Britain’s oldest complete skeleton has revealed.

The fossil, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more than a century ago in Gough’s Cave in Somerset. Intense speculation has….more: theguardian

Analyzing Awe: Awesomeness Is Everything

…As vastness expands our worldview, it shrinks our ego. Awe makes spiritual and religious people feel a greater sense of oneness with others. [4] And this oneness can make us nicer: Researchers found that inducing awe—say, by having people stand in a grove of tall trees—increased generosity, in part by stoking “feelings of a small self.” [5] Awe also shapes our sense of time. One series of studies found that awe made time feel more plentiful, which increased life satisfaction, …MORE: .theatlantic

Why Muslims should not have to apologize for San Bernardino shooting

Why Muslims should not have to apologize for San Bernardino shooting

On Friday, in a mosque not far from the site of the mass shootings in San Bernardino, Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, spoke in sympathy for the victims of the violence….more: latimes

Analysis: What lies behind the Syrian massacres?

Analysis: What lies behind the Syrian massacres? The slaughter in Treimsa follows a familiar pattern, suggesting that a deliberate policy of ethnic cleansing may now be under way in Syria. Government forces are accused of initiating the attacks, using artillery,…