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    1. Conference paper: Evidence For Bias Of Genetic Ancestry In Resting State Functional MRI [blocked] Preprint (not peer-reviewed): Evidence for Bias of Genetic Ancestry in Resting State Functional...

      Conference paper: Evidence For Bias Of Genetic Ancestry In Resting State Functional MRI
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      Preprint (not peer-reviewed): Evidence for Bias of Genetic Ancestry in Resting State Functional MRI
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      Someone posted this on Reddit. It purports to be a study which shows that it is possible to identify a person's genetic ancestry (in other words, their "race") by observing their brain activity.

      Thereby, we demonstrated that genetic ancestry is encoded in the functional connectivity pattern of the brain at rest. We hypothesize that these observed differences are a result of known ethnicity-related variations in head and brain morphology

      This feels problematic, in that it gives support to the racist idea that different "races" think differently. But I don't know enough myself to believe this study or debunk it. I present it for more knowledgeable people than myself to dissect and discuss.

      6 votes
    2. News article: This meteorite came from the core of another planet. Inside it, a new mineral: Edscottite. Submission from the geologists to The Meteoritical Society: "Edscottite, Fe5C2, A new iron...

      News article: This meteorite came from the core of another planet. Inside it, a new mineral: Edscottite.

      Submission from the geologists to The Meteoritical Society: "Edscottite, Fe5C2, A new iron carbide mineral from the Wedderburn iron meteorite." PDF link

      11 votes
    3. News article in The Conversation: An asteroid just buzzed past Earth, and we barely noticed in time A bit of science: Asteroid 2019 OK to flyby Earth at 0.19 LD on July 25 - the largest of the...

      News article in The Conversation: An asteroid just buzzed past Earth, and we barely noticed in time

      A bit of science: Asteroid 2019 OK to flyby Earth at 0.19 LD on July 25 - the largest of the year

      Video showing the asteroid's orbit: Asteroid (2019 OK) Just Missed Earth and it was really close at 54,000 mph

      7 votes