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    Society Are roads in the Netherlands the best in the world?

    Often it becomes clear when you cross the border between The Netherlands and Belgium. Most of the traffic jams in The Netherlands are caused by geography, it is near the bridges were the big rivers have to be crossed, and that is only during peak hours. It is a big contrast with Bruxelles where...
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    Immigration French anti-immigration RN party multiplied its vote share by 3 since the last election

    In a traditional farmer society having children was an investment which paid back when they grew up to help working in the fields. I have a radical proposal for Belgium, where pension state funds are empty and the working generation pays for those already retired. Having children cost a lot of...
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    Immigration French anti-immigration RN party multiplied its vote share by 3 since the last election

    The center-right, the left and ultra-left worked together to block the RN. However, IMO people like Melanchon are a bigger threat than Le Pen. Meloni for president was also seen as a big threat. I don't live in Italy, but I have the impression she is doing all right. That being said, I agree...
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    History The First World War - The Dutch versus Iberians (Portugal/Spain) in Asia, Africa and the New World, End of the 16th century-1663

    The beginning of this war was not about ruling the world. It was a rebellion against the intolerant king Phillip II who sent the notorious Duke of Alva to suppres it. Much of the Flemish elite fled to Holland, which then became an economic powerhouse, competing with the Iberians...
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    Genetic study Recurrent gene flow between Neanderthals and modern humans over the past 200,000 years

    just now, a 200 ka Denisovan from the Denisova cave has been sequenced https://www.science.org/content/article/most-ancient-human-genome-yet-has-been-sequenced-and-it-s-denisovan?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR1tHYVfxUJ8-7EIpMoV5aPbvTBNFPKJXKWh6LcXKCgnOij_pHp3UcmU0NE_aem_by80Ed3LRZ26nVG2yQC1QA it...
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    Genetic study Repeated plague infections across six generations of Neolithic Farmers

    It was speculated that the plague arrived in Europe across the steppe. However here we have proof the plague appeared in neolithic Europe at the same time it appeared on the steppe, and before individuals with steppe ancestry arrived in neolithic Europe ..
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    Economy GDP per capita adjusted for prices and hours worked (The Economist)

    And in Belgium the difference between working and not working is very low. You can guess how much the non-active part of the population gets. It is not stimulating and demotivating the working people. It creates a downward spiral into non-activity, not only in eternal unemployment benefits...
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    Tesla Optimus Robot

    I don't believe in omni-task robots in the first few years. More robots will come for specific tasks, tasks which will be more and more complex. In the end, the tasks robots can handle will overlap, and then they can build multi-task robots.
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    Tesla Optimus Robot

    It's to early to tell how this will evolve and where it will end. Surely some opportunities will come out of it, but we are still very far away from replacing contractors by robots. For the moment it is better to invest in AI than in real estate. As for Tesla, I think it is expensive right now...
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    Out-of-Anatolia: cultural and genetic interactions during the Neolithic expansion in the Aegean

    https://www.eupedia.com/forum/threads/out-of-anatolia-cultural-and-genetic-interactions-during-the-neolithic-expansion-in-the-aegean.45177/
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    Society New migrants and expats to Belgium must take 4-month integration course.

    I doubt such courses will help immigrants integrate better. It depends much more on the attitude of the immigrant than whether or not he/she takes such courses because it's required.
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    Genetic study Late Neolithic collective burial reveals admixture dynamics during the third millennium BCE and the shaping of the European genome

    Interesting to have DNA from what seems to be a non-elite burial of Bell Beaker people. The males have admixed steppe ancestry and Y-DNA R-L151. The females lack steppe ancestry.
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    Genetic study The Genetic History of the South Caucasus from the Bronze to the Early Middle Ages: 5000 years of genetic continuity despite high mobility

    Under the older ISOGG versions, this was a subclade of I2c (L596) https://www.yfull.com/tree/I-Z26403/ L596>Y16419>Z26403 it's ancestor I-Y16419 probably has it's origins in Central Anatolia and later dispersed in eastern Anatolia The analysis of Early Neolithic genomes from Anatolia by...
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    Population genomics of post-glacial western Eurasia

    Check this : https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2024.04.17.589597v1 The Genetic Origin of the Indo-Europeans The Urkainian Neolithic hunter gatherers (UNHG) represent the eastward expansion of the Balkan HG. You can find their Y DNA in the online tables. They are all I-S2555* or sublcades...
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    Neandertal ancestry through time: Insights from genomes of ancient and present-day humans

    Gene flow from Neandertals has shaped the landscape of genetic and phenotypic variation in modern humans. We identify the location and size of introgressed Neandertal ancestry segments in more than 300 genomes spanning the last 50,000 years. We study how Neandertal ancestry is shared among...
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    Population genomics of post-glacial western Eurasia

    Thx, I've seen these calls earlier. It is possible, I don't know. Afaik there are no other R-M269 identified in pré-beaker Iberia, or even western Europe for that mattter. R-M269 expansion coincides with that of non-Anatolian Indo-Europeans and they would have experienced a bottle neck during...
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    Population genomics of post-glacial western Eurasia

    I don't know whether this is reliable or not. Anyway, if correct, it is an individual who went far astray. The internet link you gave above is not correct, it results in an error.
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    Population genomics of post-glacial western Eurasia

    we have R-P297 and its subclade R-Y13200 during the mesolithic in the area between the Baltic and Khvalynsk, but R-M269 is absent till the expansion of the Indo-Europeans
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    Villanovan, Etruscan, Tarquinian & Latin DNA

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-024-61052-z?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR1WkmhgkuCHw2Dqst8NQEUGw1HXjIB5N3n2UsipI48lBTSUFnwxI3ruC5A_aem_AeBOxKw3vIDlL_RN8JrYxUp4wKNZdJCakLTAnnU1K9d8h1XtnOKjCEO8xwEjRcuFfix3nA_kpxFdDoeSTBrdnFiO looks like they all were Italian Beaker people
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