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  • G David Bock
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    BRAIN BUG Ancient virus could be responsible for human ability to think
    New studies suggest that a gene believed to be responsible for human thought could have been created thanks to an ancient viral infection
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    Two papers published in the Cell journal discuss the origins of the Arc gene, which packages up genetic information and sends it around nerve cells in little virus-style capsules.

    These packages of information are believed to be critical to how our nerves communicate, and could be responsible for our thoughts.

    Elissa D. Pastuzyn, who authored one of the studies, said: "Evolutionary analysis indicates that Arc is derived from a vertebrate lineage of Ty3/gypsy retrotransposons, which are also ancestors to retroviruses."

    It's believed that between 40 per cent and 80 per cent of the human genome was developed thanks to ancient viruses.
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    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/551087...lity-to-think/

    Archive to remind me to search out the actual papers/articles ...

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  • G David Bock
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    A copy-paste of post in another thread plus link to related article;
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    EXCERPTS:
    ... On average, a typical human protein-coding gene differs from its chimpanzee ortholog by only two amino acid substitutions; nearly one third of human genes have exactly the same protein translation as their chimpanzee orthologs. A major difference between the two genomes is human chromosome 2, which is equivalent to a fusion product of chimpanzee chromosomes 12 and 13.[79] (later renamed to chromosomes 2A and 2B, respectively). Humans have undergone an extraordinary loss of olfactory receptor genes during our recent evolution, which explains our relatively crude sense of smell compared to most other mammals. Evolutionary evidence suggests that the emergence of color vision in humans and several other primate species has diminished the need for the sense of smell.[80]
    In September 2016, scientists reported that, based on human DNA genetic studies, all non-Africans in the world today can be traced to a single population that exited Africa between 50,000 and 80,000 years ago.[81]
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    The human mitochondrial DNA is of tremendous interest to geneticists, since it undoubtedly plays a role in mitochondrial disease. It also sheds light on human evolution; for example, analysis of variation in the human mitochondrial genome has led to the postulation of a recent common ancestor for all humans on the maternal line of descent (see Mitochondrial Eve).
    Due to the lack of a system for checking for copying errors, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has a more rapid rate of variation than nuclear DNA. This 20-fold higher mutation rate allows mtDNA to be used for more accurate tracing of maternal ancestry. Studies of mtDNA in populations have allowed ancient migration paths to be traced, such as the migration of Native Americans from Siberia or Polynesians from southeastern Asia. It has also been used to show that there is no trace of Neanderthal DNA in the European gene mixture inherited through purely maternal lineage.[82] Due to the restrictive all or none manner of mtDNA inheritance, this result (no trace of Neanderthal mtDNA) would be likely unless there were a large percentage of Neanderthal ancestry, or there was strong positive selection for that mtDNA (for example, going back 5 generations, only 1 of your 32 ancestors contributed to your mtDNA, so if one of these 32 was pure Neanderthal you would expect that ~3% of your autosomal DNA would be of Neanderthal origin, yet you would have a ~97% chance to have no trace of Neanderthal mtDNA).
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    Human genome
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_genome
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    Three new discoveries in a month rock our African origins

    The evolutionary story of modern humans just got more complicated
    https://medium.com/@johnhawks/the-st...d-9e435bea24f6

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  • G David Bock
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    300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like ours could rewrite the human origin story
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sc...-a8047906.html
    Found in Morocco.

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  • G David Bock
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    What Happens If China Makes First Contact?

    As America has turned away from searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, China has built the world’s largest radio dish for precisely that purpose.
    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine...ontact/544131/

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  • G David Bock
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    Perhaps future film shoot locations ???
    30 stunning destinations that look like they're from another planet
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tri...WBm?li=BBnb7Kz

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  • G David Bock
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    Could THIS be Atlantis? Incredible aerials of island discovered in the middle of the Pacific spark theories it is the mythical ancient lost city

    • Technological advancements mean archaeologists can fully explore Nan Madol
    • Latest episode of Science Channel's What on Earth? reveals new satellite images
    • The city is separated by tidal canals and is protected by the ocean by 12 sea walls
    • Nan Madol was the capital city of the mysterious Saudeleur people up until 1628

    By Alexander Robertson For Mailonline
    Published: 07:07 EST, 5 November 2017 | Updated: 07:08 EST, 5 November 2017

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz4xfepNF00


    This idea and location have been kicked around often, but while an intertesting site and unique construction, I doubt this is the Atlantis of ancient Egypt and Greek "legend". Still, an interesting and near anamolous archeological site.


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  • G David Bock
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    Egypt archaeologist criticises pyramid void 'discovery'

    EXCERPT:
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    The findings were published by the science journal Nature.
    But Zahi Hawass, who heads the ScanPyramids science committee overseeing the project, said there was no new "discovery".
    He said he had met other scientists from ScanPyramids who "showed us their conclusions, and we informed them this is not a discovery," he told AFP.
    "The pyramid is full of voids and that does not mean there is a secret chamber or a new discovery," he said.
    In a statement on Friday, the head of the government's antiquities council Mustafa Waziri also criticised the announcement.
    "The project has to proceed in a scientific way that follows the steps of scientific research and its discussion before publication," he said.
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    Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-11-egypt-...-void.html#jCp

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  • G David Bock
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    Archaeologists discover mysterious void deep within Great Pyramid of Giza...

    Reveal how built?

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  • G David Bock
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    When you die you know you are dead: Major study shows mind still works after the body shows no signs of life

    Death just became even more scary: scientists say people are aware they’re dead because their consciousness continues to work after the body has stopped showing signs of life.
    That means that, theoretically, someone may even hear their own death being announced by medics.
    The claim was made by Dr Sam Parnia, director of critical care and resuscitation research at NYU Langone School of Medicine in New York City.
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    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/s...-a8007101.html

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  • G David Bock
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    GATES TO HELL? Hundreds of ancient structures found on edge of VOLCANOES in Saudi Arabia
    STUNNED researchers have discovered 400 mysterious stone structures in Saudi Arabia which date back thousands of years, it has been revealed.
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/scienc...Harrat-Khaybar


    400 Mysterious Ancient Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia
    https://www.livescience.com/60698-my...di-arabia.html

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  • G David Bock
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    Closely matching the parameters presented decades ago by Sitchin;
    Planet Nine Could Be Our Solar System's Missing 'Super Earth'
    https://www.space.com/38431-new-evid...existence.html

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  • G David Bock
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    As much as 2.6% of your DNA is from Neanderthals. This is what it's doing
    http://www.latimes.com/science/scien...005-story.html

    Related earlier study;
    https://www.nature.com/articles/natu...ww.latimes.com

    Another source/author on fringe of topics here;
    http://www.jameswassermanbooks.com/

    And one more;
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvI...2gTMo0Qe3w143A
    Last edited by G David Bock; 06 Oct 17, 13:14.

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  • G David Bock
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    Ancient Viruses Are Buried in Your DNA

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/04/s...na-genome.html

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  • G David Bock
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    Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
    LOST WORLD Secrets of ‘lost eighth continent’ Zealandia to be unlocked as scientists set sail to explore underwater landmass

    Mysterious submerged continent disappeared 75 million years ago and has never been fully investigated
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    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/411905...ater-landmass/
    Some update;
    South Pacific landmass may have been closer to land level than once thought, providing pathways for animals and plants

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...lost-continent

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  • G David Bock
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    All blue-eyed people have a single ancestor in common

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/tuned...mon/vi-AAsk2qk

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