Migrants from south carrying maize were early Maya ancestors

Journal Reference: Douglas J. Kennett, Mark Lipson, Keith M. Prufer, David Mora-Marín, Richard J. George, Nadin Rohland, Mark Robinson, Willa R. Trask, Heather H. J. Edgar, Ethan C. Hill, Erin E. Ray, Paige Lynch, Emily Moes, Lexi O’Donnell, Thomas K. Harper, Emily J. Kate, Josue Ramos, John Morris, Said M. Gutierrez, Timothy M. Ryan, Brendan … Read more

Nits on ancient mummies shed light on South American ancestry

Journal Reference: Mikkel W Pedersen, Catia Antunes, Binia De Cahsan, J Víctor Moreno-Mayar, Martin Sikora, Lasse Vinner, Darren Mann, Pavel B Klimov, Stuart Black, Catalina Teresa Michieli, Henk R Braig, M Alejandra Perotti. Ancient human genomes and environmental DNA from the cement attaching 2,000 year-old head lice nits. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2021; DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msab351 … Read more

Omicron variant: South Africa says peak has passed, without significant rise in death toll

Omicron variant South Africa says peak has passed without significant

At a Covid-19 test center in Johannesburg on December 8, 2021. DENIS FARRELL / AP South Africa, where the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 was detected last month, announced Thursday, November 30, that it had passed the peak of the Omicron wave without a significant increase in the number of deaths. “All the indicators suggest that … Read more

James Webb: why the European Space Agency launches its rockets from South America – BBC News World

James Webb why the European Space Agency launches its rockets

Daniel Gonzalez Cappa BBC News World 5 hours Image source, Getty Images Caption, In French Guiana is the European Spaceport of Kourou. It is a small territory in continental South America, with only 83,846 square kilometers. But within its borders it houses one of the most important spaceports in Europe: that of Kourou, jointly managed … Read more

Parasite: 4 secrets you did not know about the Oscar-winning South Korean film

‘Parasite’, the absolute winner of the 2020 edition of the awards OscarIt is not only appreciated for its formidable performances and technical aspects; it also has a powerful social message that few rivals had immortalized as did the work of Bong Joon-ho. It’s the family story Kim, an impoverished clan whose members find employment for … Read more