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Fossils unearthed in a limestone cavern in what is now the Philippines turn out to be part of a previously unknown human species that roamed the island about 50,000 years ago wsj.com/articles/evide… via @WSJ
@WSJ They have no idea how the hominems or their ancient mates ended up on the islands claiming they may have come on rafts across the deep ocean up to 700,000 ?? years ago but they're only 50,000-67000 years old. 🙄

Doesn't fit the evolution narrative.
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Okay, so... "The effects of comics, as measured in randomized controlled trials: a rapid review" (osf.io/hmtkp/) is going to change a bit and I'd love some feedback and/or suggestions from the #graphicmedicine @GraphicMedicine @NoetheMatt #comics #fotonovela community.
Basically, I am trying to build a regularly updated database of studies (randomized trials) involving comics (and derivatives, such as mangas, graphic novels, manhwas, webcomics, fotonovelas or bandes dessinées). This database would include summaries of studies and assessments.
In my own jargon this would be a living systematic search, data extraction and risk of bias assessments (with no introduction, no conclusions and no results section). It lies in-between a living systematic review and a repository (eg Cochrane CENTRAL).
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A little thread, which I may come back to, for all those #technophobes who blame rise in #suicide on #socialmedia.

First: legit, what rise?
Second: The actual experts do not agree with you, and your fear-mongering is likely causing more harm than good.
cf. Thomas, K, and Gunnell, D. (2010). Suicide in England and Wales 1861–2007: a time-trends analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 39, Issue 6, December 2010, Pages 1464–1475.
So, first the data, from #UK (above) and elsewhere (below).

Clearly if this epidemic was *caused* by a *single* factor it would permeate all societies with social media.

[Suicide Rates for Teens Aged 15–19 Years, by Sex — United States, 1975–2015, #USA]
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Special Ops Foreign Emergency Support Team plane - airborne from Pope Field / Fort Bragg

🇺🇸 US Air Force
C-32B 99-6143 RCH590

jetphotos.com/photo/8415779
RCH590 - Atlantic bound 👇
Fuel stop at Gander...

🇺🇸 USAF C-32B 99-6143 RCH590
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