She suggested making a joke or a game out of communicating that you don't want your date to use his or her smartphone while you are getting to know each other.
One tip: putting your phones on the table and saying the first person to touch their phone has to pay for drinks or dinner.
At this point, in its embryonic state, TPS has already shown that its results are very similar to those obtained with traditional radiocarbon dating.
We found that the average difference between our age predictions on samples that existed up to 45,000 years ago, and those given by radiocarbon dating, was 800 years.
Inspired by the Geographic Population Structure model that can track mutations in DNA that are associated with geography, researchers have developed a new analytic method, the Time Population Structure (TPS), that uses mutations to predict time in order to date the ancient DNA.Interest in the origins of human populations and their migration routes has increased greatly in recent years.A critical aspect of tracing migration events is dating them.This study adds a powerful instrument to the growing toolkit of paleogeneticists that can contribute to our understanding of ancient cultures, most of which are currently known from archaeology and ancient literature," says Dr Esposito.Radiocarbon technology requires certain levels of radiocarbon on the skeleton, and this is not always available.