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Complex Bread Wheat Genome Cracked

The genome of bread wheat contains a staggering 100,000 genes.<p>The genome of bread wheat, the grass-turned-crop whose cultivation ushered in the rise of civilization, has been mapped by an international consortium.<p>The genome's unusual size and form made the sequencing especially difficult for the …

World Cup final 2014: Mario Gotze scores only goal as Germany beat Argentina at the Maracana

Germany vs Argentina World Cup final 2014 match report: Score 1-0 after extra-time - Joachim Löw's side are World Cup winners as Lionel Messi rues second-half miss<p><b>Germany</b> deservedly lifted the <b>World Cup</b> because of a moment of brilliance from Mario Götze – Mario de Janeiro – because of the team’s …

Philadelphia, Birthplace of the American Weird

It’s fun to watch Austin, Texas, and Portland, Oregon, debate who’s weirder. Both cities—bastions of progressive ideas in (mostly) conservative states—have “Keep Austin Weird” and “Keep Portland Weird” stickers to drive the point home. But no matter how much they try, they can’t out-weird a city …

More Big Whales in Ocean Could Mean More Fish, Scientists Find

New study reveals how scientists and fisheries managers underestimated the massive mammals.<p>Scientists and fisheries managers have long underestimated the valuable role large whales play in healthy ocean ecosystems, a new study suggests. And, scientists add, those commercial fishermen who complain …

Yair Lapid - יאיר לפיד

ההספד שנשאתי היום בטלמון לזכר גיל-עד שעאר:<br>+++<br>אנחנו קוברים היום ילד.<br>לקבור ילד הוא מעשה לא טבעי. הורים אינם אמורים לצעוד בלוויות ילדיהם, סבים וסבתות …