Is Street Photography Annoying?

The quick answer to the question posed in the title is, “Maybe,” but the more relevant question to ask is, “Will people get mad at you if you take their picture?” The answer to that is, “Mostly not, and you’ll probably be able to tell in advance when folks don’t want their pictures taken.” Now,…

Neanderthals, Modern Humans, & Natural Selection

Researchers at the Center for Population Biology, University of California, Davis, published a research paper on 8 November 2016, that sheds new light on the hybridization between modern humans and Neanderthals. Entitled “The Strength of Selection against Neanderthal Introgression,” the study acknowledges the sexual mixing of human and Neanderthal populations but notes that “on average,…