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The effect of ancient population bottlenecks on human phenotypic variation. Consistent with the evidence from genetic data, Andrea Manica and colleagues find that phenotypic variance in cranial measurements decreases linearly with distance from Sub-Saharan Africa. This provides evidence for the Sub-Saharan origin of modern humans.
IQ and economic success. In a classic article from 1997 written for a popular audience, Charles Murray explores the relationship between IQ and economic success. Comparing the average incomes of siblings with different IQs who grew up in the same household, he argues there are clear limits to how much inequality can be reduced through social intervention.
Attitudes Toward Civil Liberties and Rights Among Politically Charged Online Groups. Angelo Fasce and Diego Avendaño survey Spanish-speaking members of Twitter and Facebook groups with distinct political ideologies. They find that respondents with far-left political views are substantially less supportive of civil liberties than those with centrist, right or far-right political views.
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