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County cricket: Middlesex v Essex, Hampshire v Yorkshire and more – live!

County Championship updates from around the grounds Berg steals show to help Hampshire take command against Yorks Email Will here, tweet @willis_macp or join the discussion below

County Cricket

DNA Tests, and Sometimes Surprising Results

Race and identity in many ways define who we think we are, while modern genetics can challenge those notions. To delve into these issues, I am involved with a communications studies project at West Chester University in Pennsylvania that explores narratives at the intersection of race and …

Racism

A Map of Human History, Hidden in DNA

The computational biologist John Novembre uses our genetic code to rewrite the history of humanity.<p>Ask John Novembre to recall a fun time, and he …

Genetics

Consider the Devil(s) (RJS)

When my son was in third or fourth grade he gave a year end report on Tasmanian Devils (image credit). These are fascinating carnivorous marsupials …

Genetics

I revisited my 23andMe DNA test results that can now tell if you're at an increased risk of diseases — here's what it was like

Back in 2015, I decided to send my spit to 23andMe, the personal genetics company that sells direct-to-consumer tests.<p>The test gave me information on everything from how much DNA I share with our Neanderthal ancestors, to how much caffeine I likely consume, to whether or not I might have a unibrow. …

Genetic Testing

If Ireland Was As Dense As England, Its Population Would Be 35.5 Million

Here are two random facts that show either how densely populated England is and/or how sparsely populated the entire island of Ireland is.<p>If Ireland …

Ireland

Big Update of New Hampshire Online Historical Newspapers

I recently published a list of the catalog of online historical newspapers from over 400 different collections put together by the Advantage …

Genealogy

National Conference gains upper hand in 5 Assembly segments in Srinagar

<b>Srinagar:</b> National Conference's win in Srinagar Parliamentary constituency is a setback to the ruling PDP as the opposition party has gained upper …

Elections

Genetic variation in human populations and individuals – Gene Expression

I’m old enough to remember when we didn’t have a good sense of how many genes humans had. I vaguely recall numbers around 100,000 at first, which in …

Genetics

Are You Related to the Person You Married?

Researchers say there is a common ancestry for many married couples, but it's becoming less common because younger generations are more mobile.<p>The …

Genetics

Why You Should Download Your Files From Ancestry and Every Other Website

You SHOULD go download your GEDCOM and other files from Ancestry… and any other website where you have them.<p>Note that I said “download,” not …

Genealogy

Tuesday May 2nd at 7:00 PM Garden City Public Library

Tuesday May 2nd at 7:00 PM Garden City Public Library<p>Tea, like wine, is a diverse and complex beverage that is produced in many countries around the …

Genealogy

Naidoo elected ALSC 2018-2019 president

Jamie Campbell Naidoo, Ph.D., Foster-EBSCO Professor at The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), Tuscaloosa, has …

United States

New lettuce genome assembly offers clues to success of huge plant family

A treasure-trove of genetic information has been unlocked about lettuce and related plants, completing the first reported comprehensive genome …

Biology

Early dinosaur cousin had a surprising croc-like look: Paleobiologist's latest discovery of Teleocrater rhadinus has overturned popular predictions

Paleobiologist's latest discovery of Teleocrater rhadinus has overturned popular predictions<p>Teleocrater and other recently discovered dinosaur …

Paleontology

Census data reveals the typical Australian

Not that long ago, the typical Australian was pegged as a young, blond haired, suntanned male surfer.<p>Not any more.<p>Now it's a 38-year old female, …

Australian News

Native Affairs newsreader Oriini Kaipara identified as 'full-blooded Maori' via DNA test

A DNA test appears to have found a woman with 100 per cent Maori DNA.An analysis of the DNA of Oriini Kaipara, 33, has shown that - despite her …

DNA

A Practice for Everyday Life on its Hockney book and Yorkshire inspirations

Graphic design studio A Practice for Everyday Life (APFEL) has firmly established itself over the past 14 years as a go-to studio for galleries and …

Design

You can now get genetics tests for diseases from 23andMe

The Food and Drug Administration has given the go-ahead to home genetics testing company 23andMe to inform customers whether they have an increased risk of diseases like Alzheimer's or Parkinson’s.<p>Some experts are not convinced the information from 23andMe, which is known for selling tests allowing …

Genetics

Genealogy News Episode 100

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS<p>Welcome to the Genealogy News from Geneatopia<p>I’m Patty Roy, also known as Dinah Larkham in Second Life.<p>Today is …

Genealogy

Genomic analyses of primitive, wild and cultivated citrus provide insights into asexual reproduction

Abstract<p>The emergence of apomixis—the transition from sexual to asexual reproduction—is a prominent feature of modern citrus. Here we <i>de novo</i> …

Biology

Scots 'most likely' to use public library

<b>Scotland has the highest level of public library use in the UK, new research has suggested.</b><p>Exactly half of the 1,000 Scots asked by the Carnegie UK Trust and Ipsos Mori said they had visited a library within the past year.<p>They found that families with young children, occasional readers and those …

Genealogy

SELCO library catalog now searchable on popular internet search engines

SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating) has announced that patrons can now view catalog records via basic browser searches.<p>Patrons using popular …

SEO

Young people's library use up in Wales over five years

<b>More than half of young people in Wales use public libraries, research has shown.</b><p>The study, by Carnegie UK Trust, showed 51% of people aged 15-24 used libraries in 2016 - an increase of 9% since 2011.<p>Overall, there has been an increase in public library use, from 45% to 46% over five years.<p>Northern …

Budgeting

Before you send your spit to 23andme, what you need to know

Health<p>T<p>he genetic testing company 23andMe received approval this week from regulators to sell genetic reports on an individual’s risk for 10 …

Genetic Testing

23andMe Wins First FDA Approval for Disease Risk Estimates from Genetic Test

<b>23andMe</b> just won the first FDA approval to market genetic tests for estimating personal risk of having diseases such as late-onset Alzheimer’s, …

Medicine

Which Record Provider Provides the Most Record Hints?

<b>I had a little free time today, and wondered about this, since I have family trees on Ancestry.com, MyHeritage, Findmypast, and FamilySearch.</b><b><br>I picked</b> …

Genealogy

Married couples with common ancestry also share similar genes: Older generations more likely to pick spouse with same ancestry than recent ones in Framingham study

Older generations more likely to pick spouse with same ancestry than recent ones in Framingham study<p>When two married people appear similar, it isn't …

Genealogy

Tips for Librarians

In addition to participating in the Dear Poet project with students, displaying the National Poetry Month poster, and celebrating National Poem in …

Poetry

Keeping a Lowell Profile

Kay Redfield Jamison is the Dalio Family Professor of Mood Disorders and a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In …

Poetry