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Do you genes determine your entire life?

Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis were separated as one-month-olds, adopted by different families and reunited at age 39. When University of …

Genetics

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

The Oscars celebrates white men. What about the rest of us?

This year’s Oscars, like every year, will be a veritable stampede of women and men who are black, brown, yellow, red and everything in between, of all ages, shapes and sizes, speaking multiple languages in addition to English. On the day of the ceremony and for many hours afterwards valets, …

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Neflix streaming movies expiring: The best films to watch before they're gone on Jan. 1, 2015.

Every month, Netflix adds dozens of new titles to its growing collection of streaming movies and TV series. To make room for these new titles, …