Tuesday, September 18, 2018

By 2050, more than 40% of the world’s extremely poor people will live in just two African countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nigeria

Africa is expected to account for more than half of the world’s population growth between 2015 and 2050. Its population is projected to double by 2050, and could double again by 2100.

Diversity is Sex Slavery

Young white girl was repeatedly raped, twice forced into marriage and had 8 abortions after being abducted by Muslim gang.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

In a meeting of one of Mexico's most beloved traditions and one of its most pervasive epidemics, gunmen dressed as mariachis shot up a thriving entertainment district of Mexico City, killing five and injuring at least eight

In audacious and apparently well-planned hit, five men arrived on motorcycles at the Plaza Garibaldi and opened fire as several mariachi bands played on the eve of the country's independence celebrations, then sped off as they arrived. It's unclear whether the shooting was motivated by gang violence, but a district infested with drugs and gangs lies about a mile away. Mexico City's mariachi scene traces its roots to a bar in Plaza Garibaldi. No arrests have been made.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Some Tuscans can trace their heritage to female ancestors who lived in the same region 5,000 years ago

Tuscany, a corridor of cultural exchange between central Italy and the western Mediterranean coast throughout history, has hosted conquerors from the Romans to Napoleon. Michela Leonardi at the University of Cambridge, in England, and her colleagues studied mitochondrial DNA, which is inherited only through the maternal line, from modern individuals in northwestern Tuscany. Their analyses identified genetic continuity between modern mitochondrial DNA and remains dating to the region’s prehistoric, Etruscan, Roman and Renaissance eras. The authors used computer simulations to model evolution of the historical populations involved, estimating population sizes at key times. The simulations compared the effects of genetic continuity and discontinuity for each pair of periods. In each era, genealogical continuity better accounted for the genetic diversity of data between the ancient and modern samples.