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Monkeys are rapidly evolving due to climate change, scientists say



Climate change and deforestation are prompting primates to make an evolutionary leap that, according to modern scientists, turned our distant ancestors into humans.

Somewhere between three and four million years ago, the most distant ancestors of humans stopped swinging in trees and began to walk on the ground. And now the same process is repeating itself, the researchers suggested.

Monkey and lemur species that have lived in trees for millennia are beginning to spend more and more time on the forest floor in response to deforestation and climate change, reports

A study based on more than 150,000 hours of observations of 47 tree-dwelling primate species in 70 locations across Madagascar and the Americas found that habitat change is a global trend.

Giuseppe Donati of Oxford Brookes University says tree dwellers are forced to descend to the ground in search of shade and water as forest temperatures continue to rise.

He told New Scientist: “In most of the tropical countries where these species live, people are deforesting. This creates gaps and opens up the forest canopy, which causes temperatures to rise.”

He added that deforestation is “working in tandem with climate change” to force animals to find new habitats.

One example he found was the bamboo lemur from Madagascar. They, like most lemur species, spend almost their entire lives in trees. But in the south of Madagascar, where forest cover is becoming increasingly rare, bamboo lemurs are accustomed to grazing in the meadows – “like little cows.”

It is not known for certain what made our most distant ancestors leave the trees and begin to roam the African savannah. It is widely believed that habitat change has been caused by climate change.

However, these current changes are happening much faster than the natural fluctuations in Earth’s climate that have occurred in the past, and it will be difficult for apes to adapt in the way that humans once did.

Timothy Eppley of the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance says: “None of the species we have studied is likely to fully transition to a terrestrial lifestyle. It’s just an unrealistic long-term outcome that can happen in such a short amount of time.”

He says the tree-dwelling monkeys must be saved from a new mass extinction that is currently drastically reducing the planet’s biodiversity.

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Experts Declare Experimental Cancer Vaccine Based On mRNA Technology Is ‘Safe and Effective’




A new cancer vaccine based on Covid mRNA vaccine technology
which has yet to be clinically tested has already been declared “safe
and effective” by the British government.

Known as ‘LungVax’,
the new vaccine is being developed by the University of Oxford, the
Francis Crick Institute and University College London, and is expected
to be the first of a huge range of new cancer vaccinations available in
the near future.

Research scientists developing the ‘groundbreaking’ lung cancer
vaccine claim it will be effective in preventing up to 90 per cent of
cases by training the immune system to locate and attack early signs of

Lung cancer cells look different from normal cells due to having ‘red
flag’ proteins called neoantigens. The LungVax vaccine will carry a strand of DNA which trains the immune system to recognize these neoantigens on abnormal lung cells.

It will then instruct the immune system to destroy these cells and stop lung cancer.

Professor Tim Elliot, lead researcher at the University of Oxford, said: ‘Cancer
is a disease of our own bodies and it’s hard for the immune system to
distinguish between what’s normal and what’s cancer. 

‘Getting the immune system to recognize and attack cancer is one of the biggest challenges in cancer research today.”

Elliot admitted the new vaccine is based on technology used to create the Covid vaccine.

‘This research could deliver an off-the-shelf vaccine based on
Oxford’s vaccine technology, which proved itself in the Covid pandemic.

Remarkably, given the disastrous health consequences for those
vaccinated with the experimental Covid vaccines, Eilliot praised the
mRNA roll out as a success.

‘If we can replicate the kind of success seen in trials during
the pandemic, we could save the lives of tens of thousands of people
every year in the UK alone.’

Researchers have been granted up to £1.7 million from Cancer Research UK and the CRIS Cancer Foundation.

The team will receive funding for the study over the next 2 years to
support lab research and initial manufacturing of 3,000 doses of the
vaccine at the Oxford Clinical BioManufacturing Facility.

If successful, the vaccine will move straight into a clinical trials,
involving those at biggest risk of disease, such as current and former
smokers who currently qualify for targeted lung health checks in some
parts of the UK.

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TV Host Demands Gov’t ‘Take Control’ of Elon Musk’s X To ‘Shut Down’ Conspiracy Theories




Elon Musk’s X must be “shut down” by government because dangerous “conspiracy theories” are spreading on the social media platform, according to British TV host Jeremy Vine.

“If there any argument to say, and this will sound crazy, but
China does it, we’ve got to now take control of Twitter and shut it down
for the time being,”
said Vine.

Vine made the comments earlier this week during a heated debate
regarding speculation surrounding the health and whereabouts of Kate
Middleton, the Princess of Wales.

‘We’ve now got to take control of Twitter’…..???????????? ⁦

— Right Said Fred (@TheFreds) March 20, 2024

Boomers have become obsessed with speculating that Middleton has died or is severely unwell and that the Royal Family is hiding it because she hasn’t been seen in months after an operation.

The manipulation of a series of photo of Middleton and her children also only served to fuel the rumors, as some sources close to the princess claimed she had been murdered by the royal family.

However, instead of dismissing the whole issue for what it is, a pointless distraction that will disappear once Middleton makes a public appearance around Easter, Vine called for draconian measures.

Modernity report:

Ah yes, the Communist dictatorship of China, which shuts down the Internet to clamp down on dissent and enhance its repression of undesirables.

That’s definitely who we should be mimicking, Jeremy.

Throughout the COVID pandemic, Vine’s show was a platform for some of the most vulgar, authoritarian drivel imaginable.

One show asked if children who are unvaccinated should be banned from schools or made to wear special badges.

Another asked, “Is it time to ban the unvaccinated from traveling?”

Vine has made a name for himself as being a dutiful amplifier of regime messaging, while his annoying side hobby of biking around London looking to film confrontations with motorists has also angered many.

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