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Weekend Reads 9/5/2015

Scientists try to replicate climate denier findings and fail

One of the most common problems the researchers encountered was something called “cherry-picking.” Not to be confused with actual cherry-picking (which is now endangered thanks to climate change), data cherry-picking is a big science no-no in which researchers falsify results by including only the data that support those results and not the data that don’t.

DNA Analysis Shows That Native American Genealogy Is One of the Most Unique in the World

The question of whether Native Americans derived from a single Asian population or from a number of different populations has been a subject of research for decades. Now, having compared the DNA samples from people of modern Native American and Eurasian groups, an international team of researchers concluded on the validity of the single ancestral population theory.

Everything Wrong With Modern Christianity in One Facebook Post

At the most basic level, there are only two types of Christians: those who see this picture and are heartbroken because of the sorrow and pain suffered by thousands and those who see this photo and celebrate because they feel that God was on their side and not their enemy’s.

Uber now faces class action lawsuit in California over expenses, tips

If Uber drivers were classified as employees rather than contractors, they would be entitled to a number of benefits under federal law. Those perks would include things like unemployment benefits, workers’ compensation, the right to unionize, and most importantly the right to seek reimbursement for mileage and tips.

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