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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

<i>Posted by Anthony Bettina, GD Creative Non-Fiction Reader for 5.2</i><p>Yes, everyone in America knows (or at least should know) about the plight of the …

'This is surreal': descendants of slaves and slaveowners meet on US plantation

At Prospect Hill in Mississippi, people came from as far as Liberia for an unlikely gathering that led to a scene of visible emotion – with ‘a lot to talk about’<p>The gathering at Prospect Hill plantation that day could have been a casting call for a period drama set before the American civil war.<p>The …

Black History

What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

The Brain

Researcher Finds Earlier Birth Date for Langston Hughes

Eric McHenry, a Kansas-based poet, was recently browsing through the digital archive newspapers.com when he stumbled across a reference to a young …

Genealogy

My ancestry test revealed a genetic bombshell

When Linda Ketchum of Glendale, Calif., asked her husband for an AncestryDNA kit for Christmas, it was just a lark. She had no family secrets she was …

Genealogy

‘It made me question my ancestry’: does DNA home testing really understand race?

I began to think my grandmother had had an affair, even my mother. My imagination ran riot. I wouldn’t do it again<p>For those who are already discriminated against​​, having their genome used against them​ may have serious implications<p>Let’s be ­honest, these companies are using ­ethnicity as a nice, …

Genealogy

Man finds massive teeth from extinct megashark dating back 25 million years

What started as a regular day at the beach for Philip Mullaly ended with a key scientific discovery.<p>Mulally found a set of shark teeth dating back 25 million years, belonging to a "megatooth" shark believed to be twice the size of a great white.<p>"I was walking along the beach looking for fossils, …

Museums

Wrigley Billionaire Moves From Chewing Gum to Medical Marijuana

The scion of a family that made a fortune in chewing gum is moving into pot.<p>William Wrigley Jr. II, who helped orchestrate the sale of his family’s …

Cannabis

New Stanford Study: A Positive Attitude Literally Makes Your Brain Work Better

A new brain scan study has revealed exactly how positivity affects the brain (and it's impressive).<p>Inspirational posters featuring soaring eagles and sunlit mountain summits are easy to mock. But it turns out rousing slogans and uplifting images might not actually be pure cheese after all.<p>When …

How can CBD help with fibromyalgia?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of more than 100 chemical compounds derived from cannabis, a plant also known as marijuana. A small body of research …

This revolution in our understanding of depression will be life-transforming | Edward Bullmore

The discovery of genes that are linked to the crippling condition throws up exciting new possibilities for its successful treatment<p>Depression runs in families, we know. But it is only very recently, and after considerable controversy and frustration, that we are beginning to know how and why. The …

Depression

Researchers: Depression may be a physical illness linked to inflammation

Physical Roots of Depression<p>Although current treatments for depression mostly focus on brain chemicals such as serotonin, scientists now think …

'A Puff A Day' Can Keep Alzheimer's Away, Says Cannabis Researcher

Cannabis may be an effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease, says Dr. Gary Wenk of Ohio State University. That's because Alzheimer's is linked to …

Glasses wearers really are more intelligent - it's in the genes

It may seem merely a cliche born of centuries of educated people straining their eyes in dimly-lit libraries, but new genetic research suggests those who wear glasses really are more intelligent.<p>Researchers at the University of Edinburgh analysed the genetic data of more than 44,480 people.<p>They …

Nature Communications

Autoimmune Diseases Could Be Linked to Living With a Stress Disorder, Study Shows

Look after yourself.<p>Stress disorders of various kinds could go on to do more damage to the body according to a new study covering data on over one …

Are You Empathetic? Your Genes May Hold the Answer

Besides the meltdowns and over-the-top photo shoots, Tyra Banks’ <i>America’s Next Top Model</i> brought us “smizing”: smiling with the eyes. Turns out that …

Dads Pass On More Than Genetics in Their Sperm

Eat poorly, and your body will remember—and possibly pass the consequences onto your kids. In the past several years, mounting evidence has shown …

Genetics

Marijuana As a Cancer Treatment? This Study Offers Early Promise

Researchers may be just scratching the surface on cannabis' medical potential.<p>Big things are happening in the legal-marijuana landscape.<p>In the U.S., …

Cannabis

4 Kinds of DNA for Genetic Genealogy

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the different “kinds” of DNA and how they can be used for genetic genealogy.<p>It used to be simple. When …

DNA, Genealogy And The Search For Who We Are

Consider these facts, culled from writings here:<p>You share no DNA with the vast majority of your ancestors.<br>• You have more ancestors — hundreds a few generations back, thousands in just a millennium — than you have sections of DNA.<br>• You have 64 great-great-great-great-grandparents — but if you are a …

Genealogy

How Historically Accurate Is ‘Roots'? The Book It's Based On Has Generated Controversy

In 1977, the groundbreaking miniseries <i>Roots</i> captivated millions of viewers. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alex Haley, …

Televisions

Researchers find evidence that ancestors memories are passed down in DNA

Researchers have shown for the first time that<p>A Nature Neuroscience study has shown that mice who’ve been trained to avoid a smell passed the …

Genetics

The National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans in Development

<b></b><b><br>The National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans in Development</b><br>You can help! The National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans is in the initial …

Genealogy

Tracing Your Roots: My Black Ancestors Were Indian Scouts

Research reveals a Black Seminole family’s continent-crossing migration in search of freedom and battlefield glory.<p><b>Dear Professor Gates:</b><p><i>I’ve</i> …

Genealogy

Amazing DIY Rock Painting Projects

Rock Painting is one of the latest crazes to hit young and old. Rock painting is so much fun and has even formed numerous groups around the world …

Crafting

Sewing tutorial: Bandana bunny softie

Turn a bandana into a cute bunny softie! Stephanie from Swoodson Says shares a tutorial and free sewing pattern. It’s an easy enough project that …

Sewing

How to make Halloween teeth rocks

If you like to cast things this could be just the Halloween craft for you. Pop on over to the blog Made by Barb for the complete step by step …

Fish

Using Maps to Scrapbook

When you come back from a trip don’t toss those maps turn them into scrapbook page backgrounds, embellishments, envelopes and photo corners. My tip: …

Archives

Perfect project for summer heat or frigid winter

It has been in the triple digits in my hood and I want to be creative but moving around a lot is not fun. This amazing embroidered button project …

Amazing

Meghan always eats chips on her birthday, has £20k of shoes and went to school with Scarlett Johansson: To celebrate her 37th birthday, 37 things you didn't know you didn't know about the Duchess of Sussex

A wedding to a prince, a move 3,500 miles across the Atlantic and a sparkly new career as a duchess — it’s been quite the year for Meghan Markle. …

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex