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Declining fertility led to Neanderthal extinction, new model suggests

Declining fertility led to Neanderthal extinction, new model suggests

Science
May 31 (UPI) -- To better understand the decline of Neanderthals, researchers in France developed a population model and used simulations to determine which demographic factors had the largest effect on Neanderthal numbers. Their analysis, published this week in the journal PLOS One, showed declining fertility offers the likeliest explanation for the disappearance of the Neanderthals. Scientists have previously suggested the Neanderthal's extinction is best explained by catastrophe, like climate change or the spread of disease. But with limited empirical evidence, such hypotheses are difficult to test. Neanderthal remains suggest the hominin species died out over a period of 4,000 to 10,000 years. To better understand this decline, researchers built a model and ran simulations to test th...
Jack Whitehall ‘spotted on date’ with STUNNING German lingerie model Melinda London, 20

Jack Whitehall ‘spotted on date’ with STUNNING German lingerie model Melinda London, 20

Entertainment
Its been a few years since the Travels With My Father star split with long-term girlfriend Gemma Chan. Jack Whitehall has been on the market since 2017, despite being linked to a string of A-list beauties in the meantime. Now it seems the 30-year-old is back on the dating scene - and he may have found what he's looking for in a gorgeous German Insta-babe.The comic was apparently spotted having dinner with 20-year-old model Melinda London on Wednesday evening.  Related Articles According to The Sun, the two singletons were keeping each other company at a private member’s club. Named White City House, the social club is an exclusive dining spot and hotel for the VIP crowds in west London. Though the romance hasn’t been confirmed,
Want to go green and get a Tesla Model 3? Here’s what you need to know first

Want to go green and get a Tesla Model 3? Here’s what you need to know first

Finance
If you're thinking of switching to an electric vehicle with a focus on environmental benefits, chances are that you have considered a Tesla. Here are a few things you should know. The debut of the Model 3 — which starts at $ 35,000 — is Tesla's most affordable model. And it has many individuals wondering if they want to convert to gas-free driving. In April, Tesla began offering leases on its Model 3. For a Tesla model with standard range plus — 240 miles — the purchase price is roughly $ 39,500 if you pay cash, excluding taxes and fees, according to
Model Y: Tesla launches 'safest' mid-size SUV

Model Y: Tesla launches 'safest' mid-size SUV

Technology
Tesla has launched its Model Y range, claiming its latest all-electric car will be the "safest mid-size SUV (sport utility vehicle) in the world".The car was shown off at an event in California by chief executive Elon Musk as the company continues to face serious questions over its manufacturing capacity after failing to meet demand for its Model 3. He told an audience comprising staff, customers and reporters that it would remain the priority, with the first Model Y not due to be completed until autumn next year."Because of extreme challenges with the Model 3 production, we have to basically allocate all resources to Model 3 production, because otherwise we're going to die," he said. Image: Elon Musk said he expected production of the Model Y t...
White model who 'changed race' says she empowers black women after EXTREME tan injections

White model who 'changed race' says she empowers black women after EXTREME tan injections

Entertainment
This Morning viewers were left more than a little baffled last year when German model Martina Big made an appearance on the show.The extreme tanning and surgery addict – who was born with milky white skin and blonde hair – sparked controversy across the UK when she revealed she had received a number of injections in order to get a darker complexion.Martina has transformed herself into what she now refers to as a “black woman”, thanks to treatment with the synthetic hormone, Melanotan.Discussing her very different new look with hosts Holly Willoughby and Philip Scholfield, Martina also claimed that doctors had told her that her future children would be born black. Related Articles But despite receiving criticism after claiming to identify as a black woman, the 30-...