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Teen Mom Recap: No, Debra No Longer Looks Like a Felon ...

Sidenote, can we talk about Kyle doing a DNA test without telling Maci? They showed it on the unseen footage special. Dirty Darl Said, Also in the unseen footage special was more of Tyler’s sister!!!! And she totally got the mom’s bug eyes!! MickeyDiamonds Said, Carly SO understood that Tyler and Caitlyn are her parents! I was puddle of mush during their segment. I almost expected Caitlyn to grab that baby and make a break for it…I kinda sorta wanted her to do it too : ) Where exactly is Amber’s mother?????? Does anybody know?? Joanna Said, Amber’s mom was on her 16 and pregnant [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 12:57:45

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UC Berkeley to freshman: Bring your books, toothbrush, and a DNA ...

Kids who enter college this year are already being bombarded with messages about their privacy, particularly with worries that they surrender certain personal information every time they post a Facebook status update or announce something via Twitter. Though a UC Berkeley study somewhat debunked all the frantic musings about young people’s online privacy by revealing that they are indeed vigilant about their electronic information, and that “88 percent of the 18- to 24-year-olds it surveyed last July said there should be a law that requires Web sites to delete stored information. And 62 [more...]

Date: 2010-06-01 15:40:47

Paternity Dna Test Officially Ordered By The CT For Kid Custody

Anybody who is involved in a court docket officially requested paternity dna test ought to unquestionably seek out legal representation. The high feelings that may accompany a court docket commanded paternity test, too as the essential benefits that might come from it make this a necessity. Don’t worry if you’re beneath fiscal tension and do not have plenty of funds to hire a regular lawyer. If it is your case, you really should find a lawyer which is prepared to work on a pro bono basis for you by contacting a legal aid clinic. Dna testing has swept the nation in latest many years, and [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 18:56:36

Home DNA Tests: Proposed New rules : : Healthcare News

A set of new rules and guidelines have been put forward by Human Genetics Commission (HGC) to crack down on inaccurate and harmful home do-it-yourself DNA tests freely sold over the internet. Many private companies, based mainly in the US, offer such direct to consumer testing kits that estimate a person’s risk of suffering from diseases like Alzheimer’s or breast cancer, by analyzing the genetic codes. Paternity testing or finding out the identity of the father is another reason as to why these tests are gaining in popularity. The Commission has expressed its reservations about [more...]

Date: 2010-08-31 12:02:53

Foundation Offers Advice On Creating Child ID/DNA Kit - Local News ...

FORT SMITH, Ark. -- The Morgan Nick Foundation recommends families create an ID/DNA kit for every child in the home.A child ID kit allows parents to provide immediate information to police if the child is missing. The Morgan Nick Foundation says your child's ID Kit should include: -Your child's complete name and any nicknames -Physical information: age, height, weight, gender, hair color and length, eye color, etc. -Other identifiable information: location of scars, birthmarks, glasses, braces, bruises, broken bones, tattoos, etc. -Medical history including any medicine that may be needed [more...]

Date: 2010-09-08 23:35:03

- DNA Paternity Test

Applications of Y Chromosome testing ? mbt amali oxford lace up … By celeste The Y chromosome DNA test can be useful in certain cases where a normal DNA paternity test cannot be performed. The Y chromosome is present only in males and passed on through the male lineage of a family, that is from father to son to … mbt amali oxford lace up moc toe - http://celeste.boseviews.com/ Science Has The answer To spot Paternity Frauds | Pets Kids and Life By Angela A DNA paternity test can prove the paternity of the child. The test provides, an easy and inexpensive method to find out whether [more...]

Date: 2010-06-01 18:01:00

(BLOG) - Lifestyle in Computers: Exonerating the innocent: using ...

As with normal fingerprints, governments around the world have built a database of DNA fingerprints since the late 1980s. DNA often is found on the crime scene in the form of bodily fluids, such as blood. Using these samples, DNA can be compared in a laboratory using gel electrophoresis, which uses a magnetic field to separate the strands of DNA. Unfortunately, especially in the early history of DNA fingerprinting, mistakes were often made. It is estimated that one tenth of a percent of DNA comparisons are incorrectly done. This may not seem like a lot, but considering that there are more [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 18:35:00

DIYbio NYC/BioBus Collaboration Wins MAKE Magazine Editors' Choice ...

We took their email addresses and the gel photos with the test results will be posted for them to see later this week (we didn't have the time to do the electrophoresis step on the bus- we were constantly doing the DNA extraction with new volunteers). Sung explaining Mendelian inheiritance to a father and son who genotyped themselves. Sung with Nurit's DNA Outside the bus, we had a great attraction for kids of all ages- extracting DNA from strawberries. It's colorful and messy, so we were mobbed from the opening moments of the Faire until closing down on Sunday. We had to run out to [more...]

Date: 2010-09-27 19:40:00

Learn The Basic Process Of DNA Paternity Testing

Technology has finished so many for many of us – in actuality it has helped us strike many of the shortcomings in life. It certainly has done things the lot easier as well as many faster to accomplish. Technology, indeed, has facilitated lots of discoveries creation hold up reduction of the consternation as well as has aided information exchnage even to distant flung tools of the world.The area of healing scholarship is the single of the areas which has severely benefited from technological development.   One of the many appropriate contributions of scholarship in the healing margin is [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 04:16:22

Blogging the Singularity » Kids with ADHD show DNA changes

via CBC News – Health – Kids with ADHD show DNA changes: study. If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed! This entry was posted on Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at 10:43 am and is filed under Genetics. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 16:43:52

dna: Hold my hand!!

The kids looked so cute all dressed for church yesterday so I wanted to take a picture (thanks Grandma Marcia for the cutest little dress ever for Quinn!!) I told Quinn to hold Hendrix's hand for the picture. Usually he doesn't mind.... She gave up. This little guy started nursery yesterday. Ugh... not really a day I look forward to. He did awesome though-- maybe better than I did. Every time I peeked in to check on him (like 10 times) he was doing awesome, but when Dave checked on him, he was crying for me. He calmed down for Dave quickly and didn't seem to have any other problems. Now if [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 16:14:00

More constraints, nannying and monkey business

When the Welsh state is not busy busting kids for their DNA database, the Assembly is calling for tougher laws on alcohol pricing, this is the price you pay for voting in a nanny state anti smoking Plaid/Labour coalition, they go on to say that this will help to cut down on liver cirrhosis. Should you be in need of such treatment, then there is some good news if you are a God fearing soul, as you will have a better survival rate than atheists.  When you've survived your tansplant and are driving your drunken kids home with your fag in your gob and cricifix hanging on the rear view mirror, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 20:48:00

Latest Trend: Taking DNA Sample from your Kids | Impact Lab

Many parents across the country are swabbing the inside of their children’s mouths to get a DNA sample just in case they need it if the youngster is kidnapped, runs away or suffers a terrible accident. News reports about child abductions and television shows such as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" are helping drive the interest in keeeping genetic records that could be used to identify remains, hair or blood. "It’s the CSI mentality: that DNA is going to be the answer to any problem that comes up," said Jerry Nance, supervisor of the forensic assistance unit of the nonprofit National [more...]

Date: 2006-11-27 08:00:00

BLUE BLOODS “Privilege” Review | Daemon's TV

This line: “Like when I get to see the look of love in a wrangler’s eye the day I make some spoiled rich kid his new cell mate”. Cold, but totally awesome. Totally knowing the reason Danny made the kid sweat was to get his DNA. Finding out that the boyfriend and his friends sat in the truck and watched while Sebastian rapes that one girl and enjoying watching Danny take them all away. Jamie asking his grandpa about the Templar. Danny taking off the scumbag’s sunglasses and getting to walk him proudly past the father of the raped girl and into the precinct. Everyone patting Frank [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 19:53:42

Where to Learn More About Pre and Post Natal Paternity DNA Testing ...

Further development came and persons now carry out paternity testing. The samples obtained for screening are very appropriate. Furthermore, paternity diagnostic tests has been an uncomplicated process. A assortment of alternatives for paternity assessment is available. You can find invasive, non-invasive, and others additional favorable collection of samplings for DNA assessment. Invasive type of paternity DNA assessment consists of amniocentesis and chronic villus sampling (CVS). Instances of non-invasive form, that are safer than invasive ones, are fetal genetic material assessment. Other [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 22:08:31

Girl insists I am her kids father when the DNA paternity test says ...

But for the test to give a false positive would require the lab to accidentally switch your sample with a sample from the real father. See how unlikely that is? If you get a positive result, you are in deep for child support, and almost no way to get out of it. Although you did a paternity test you will acutally need a paternity test that is legal in such a case; once you are armed with this you can go to court and she can make no cliams what so ever from you. I did a legal paternity test a while back. The paternity test was not requested by the court but I wanted to have a court admissable [more...]

Date: 2010-06-06 02:30:16

Heredity | Science Project Ideas for Kids

Facts: gene A sequence of DNA that occupies a specific location on a chromosome and determines a particular characteristic in an organism. For example: The gene for eye color. allele One member of a pair of genes that occupy a specific position on a specific chromosome. dominant allele Represented by a capital letter. The gene that when present produces the characteristic it represents. probability The chance of an offspring inheriting a certain characteristic. Punnet square A grid used to predict the probable outcome of a genetic cross. recessive allele Represented by a lower case letter. It [more...]

Date: 2010-09-22 22:10:29

Legal DNA Test For Child Support | Law Offices of Charles R. Gueli

If you are a doubtful father, how will you see to it that the claims of the other party are true so you may be willing to give support to the kids? The answer to that should be a settlement. Often, the legal DNA test is enough to settle any argument. However, the processes are different. For one, there are some fathers who do not really demand much or do not doubt the matter at all. The most common situation occurs when after a long time of being together, the parents decided to call their relationship quits. With that, especially if the issue does not really tackle infidelity, the father is [more...]

Date: 2010-09-09 07:47:46

UK study: Kids with ADHD more likely to have missing DNA

UK study: Kids with ADHD more likely to have missing DNA LONDON – Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to have missing or extra chromosomes than other children — the first evidence that the disorder is genetic, a new study says. Read more on GMA [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 05:20:18

Feds Give Free Tools To Protect Kids, A Free Home DNA ...

Parents can get free child safety advice Saturday from the John Walsh Child Safety Program. The program provides parents with vital tools recommended by the FBI and the Department of Justice, including new biometric fingerprinting and DNA identification kit. The program is taking place at Champion Chrysler Dodge Jeep, 435 E. Pass Road in Gulfport from 10am to 3pm. The John Walsh Child Safety Program describes Biometrics as the newest and most advanced technology available today for obtaining fingerprints. It’s done with the same equipment presently used by federal agencies, law enforcement, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 17:22:53

Feds Give Free Tools To Protect Kids, A Free Home DNA ...

The program provides parents with vital tools recommended by the FBI and the Department of Justice, including new biometric fingerprinting and DNA identification kit. The program is taking place at Champion Chrysler Dodge Jeep, 435 E. Pass Road in Gulfport from 10am to 3pm. The John Walsh Child Safety Program describes Biometrics as the newest and most advanced technology available today for obtaining fingerprints. It’s done with the same equipment presently used by federal agencies, law enforcement, and the US [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 17:51:30

How Jets' Cromartie fathered nine kids with eight women over six ...

Cromartie acknowledged paternity only after a DNA test confirmed it, Pierre said. Gardner offered to pay for an abortion, saying, "We just had one done for him" with another girl. Pierre refused. He didn't visit Pierre and his first child in the hospital, but Gardner came with Cromartie's "sister," a woman who was actually his girlfriend. Pierre, then 18, bought baby supplies herself, she said. Cromartie agreed to contribute $50 a week, records show. While Pierre worked two jobs, Gardner watched the baby. "Everyone was more concerned about his football career. His mom did everything for [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 15:03:10

DNA Paternity Test – The Least Complicated, Most Secure And Most ...

Hair Loss Blog News and information about hair loss in woman, vitamins for hair loss and hair loss treatments DNA Paternity Test – The Least Complicated, Most Secure And Most Judicious Solution To Dig Out The Reality by Samantha on October 11, 2010 DNA Testing Do you nourish any doubt within your brain that your kid isn’t your biological offspring? You will be restless to acquire a decisive response but you bite the dust when it occurs to mustering courage to question your wife. It may bring your marital enjoy and familial life on rocks. Accusing her of perfidy with out any significant [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 12:24:42

Study 'finds ADHD genetic link' | Paperless Media

Professor Anita Thapar said: “We found that, compared with a carry out group, a young kids with ADHD have a most aloft rate of chunks of DNA which have been possibly repetitious or missing. “This is unequivocally sparkling – since it gives us a initial approach genetic couple to ADHD. “We have looked during lots of intensity risk factors in a sourroundings – such as parenting or what happens prior to bieing born – though there isn’t a justification to contend they’re related to ADHD. “There’s a lot of open disagreement about ADHD. Some people contend it’s not a genuine [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 03:19:46

Article Snack » Where To Learn More About Proof Of Paternity

Using the coming of DNA testing these days, paternity can be established with almost 100% accuracy. Except for identical twins, your DNA is as distinctive as your fingerprint. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) denotes your genetic makeup like the color of your hair and eyes, skin color, height, and others. The youngster gets 50% of his DNA from his mum and also the other half derives from his dad. Comparing the child’s DNA with that in the biological mom will get rid of the genes inherited from her. What remains are the DNA of the father. A comparison of probes between the father, mother and [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 06:33:27

Kids with ADHD may have missing DNA

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Date: 2010-10-02 06:15:02

Amazon's Child Safety Pack by My Precious Kid – Child ID Kit And ...

1 – Child ID Card, 1 DNA Sample pack 1 – Child Car Seat ID Card , 1 Fingerprint Kit 1 – Medical Release Form 1 – Child Luggage Tag ID card 2 – Shoe ID Stickers, 1 ID Bracelet What Customers are Saying: A must have! If you have children then you MUST have the child safety pack. The products are a must to help protect your child in the event they are ever lost. We love the inside shoes stickers. They are a perfect way to help your child be found if they are ever lost WITHOUT strangers knowing any information about them. If your child gets lost all they need to do is show a police [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 21:22:11

Accor Lures Holiday-Seekers With Dream Destination Online Contest

Law enforcement needs as much information as quickly possible to successfully recover a missing or lost child. The McGruff Safe Kids DNA Collection Kit and Child Data CD provide law enforcement with the most useful tools needed in the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 06:57:43

Kids with ADHD more likely to have missing DNA

(09-30) 01:32 PDT LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) – Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to have missing or extra chromosomes than other children — the first evidence that the disorder is genetic, a new study says. British researchers compared the genomes of 366 white British children from 5 to 17 years old with attention deficit hyperactivity, or ADHD, to those of more than 1,000 similar children without the disorder. The scientists focused on a sequence of [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 15:36:41

Pardoning Outlaws

The state of New Mexico is headed for a billion dollar deficit, the drug and human slavery gangs are moving in from Mexico, we routinely score only a notch above Mississippi in educational prowess and the big discussion is whether our governor Billy “The Kid” Richardson should pardon Billy the Kid. There is reason for the guv wanting to grab headlines by pardoning the Kid. Some say it has to do with tourism. That makes sense but the guv is a lame duck and likely to face all kinds of criminal charges of his own starting with corruption after he’s out of office. So why should he care one [more...]

Date: 2010-07-31 15:22:45

Science News for Kids: Tomatoes that trick taste buds

POWER WORDS (adapted from the Yahoo! Kids Dictionary) gene A hereditary unit consisting of a sequence of DNA that occupies a specific location on a chromosome and can determine a particular characteristic in an organism. DNA A molecule, shaped like a spiral staircase, that carries the genetic information stored in genes and chromosomes. miraculin A glycoprotein found in the miracle berry, Synsepalum dulcificum. protein Fundamental components of all living cells and include many substances, such as enzymes, hormones, and antibodies, that are necessary for the proper functioning of an [more...]

Date: 2010-09-22 04:00:00

Julia Roberts' kids chanted and shaved their heads during India ...

Julia Roberts' kids chanted and shaved their heads during India visit (DNA). Julia's son Phinnaeus even shaved his head. 'Hazel wanted to shave her head, so I let her shave the back half of her head. .... India Adds Economic Power to Security Council Bloc With Brazil, Envoy Says - Bloomberg · The Caucus: George Clooney at the White House - New York Times · Treasury sells notes at record low interest rate - BusinessWeek · Schwarzenegger endorses Crist for Fla. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 07:12:55

Canadian scientists discover pattern of DNA mutation in 40 diseases

A team of investigators at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto (Christopher Pearson, lead researcher and senior scientist) collaborated with doctors in Paris, in a six-year international study that closely examined how progressive diseases rapidly develop in victims. “…Pearson’s findings, published Sunday in the scientific journal Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, are also the first to pinpoint what tissues in the body are most prone to repeat DNA mutations, specifically in patients suffering from Huntington’s disease, fragile X syndrome — the most common cause of inherited mental [more...]

Date: 2010-08-18 13:43:02

Kids with ADHD More Likely to Have Missing DNA | LD News Articles

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to have missing or extra chromosomes than other children – the first evidence that the disorder is genetic, a new study says. Read [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 19:30:49

Dolan DNA Learning Center Adopts Agilent Lab-on-a-Chip System to ...

Dolan DNA Learning Center Adopts Agilent Lab-on-a-Chip System to Teach DNA Techniques to Teachers, Students SANTA CLARA, Calif, Aug. 13, 2009 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Dolan DNA Learning Center (DNALC) has adopted the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer system to teach high school students and teachers how to analyze DNA. The Bioanalyzer uses miniaturized "lab-on-a-chip" technology to replace traditional slab gel electrophoresis techniques, greatly speeding up the process, improving consistency of results and reducing use of hazardous [more...]

Date: 2009-08-14 13:30:12

FOR KIDS: Crawling, Nano-sized Robots - Science News

Illustrated is a nanorobot crawling along a DNA track. Words with “nano” usually refer to things as small as individual atoms or molecules. Nicolle Rager Fuller In 1966, scientists found a way to shrink anything — at least, they did in the movie Fantastic Voyage. In that film, a submarine and its crew were shrunk and injected into the body of a man. The man had been shot and was dying, and the tiny sub propelled around in his body in an attempt to save his life. The micro-crew did save his life, and the bad guy was eaten by a white blood cell. (Sorry for spoiling the ending.)That movie [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 14:14:40

Billy the Kid's Grave « Cemeteries and Cemetery Symbols

Exploring the meaning of cemetery symbols and other graveyard mysteries. For genealogy sleuths, taphophiles and goth kids. Old West outlaw William Bonney, aka “Billy the Kid,” was famously shot by Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, New Mexico on July 14, 1881. He was buried in the Old Fort Sumner Cemetery alongside Tom O’Folliard and Charlie Bowdre, two members of the Kid’s gang, who had both been killed by Garrett’s posse in 1880. The Kid’s individual grave marker, which wasn’t placed until 1940, has been stolen and recovered twice. It is presently in shackles [more...]

Date: 2007-10-30 21:22:03

Identigene DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit

Kidlantis is your product guide for kids big and small. Visit daily for a fresh hand-picked selection of kid-related items that make life a little easier and a lot more [more...]

Date: 2010-06-07 12:00:31

Is Usually A Legal Paternity Test Crucial? | cheap insurance now

On the other hand, if a home dna paternity test tells you that you just are not the father of a kid, or in case you are in a fair quantity of doubt as towards the child's paternity a legal examination could possibly be vital. ... is so strictly monitored you'll be able to be specific that the samples won't be mixed up, destroyed, or tampered with. That's incredibly necessary then it comes to one thing as life-changing as determining the biological partnership to a kid! [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 13:05:08

Interesting Reading #557 – Padlock death test, Death of syringes ...

Interesting Reading #557 – Padlock death test, Death of syringes, Death of depression, Death of McMansions and much more… by Marshall Brain | August 19, 2010 1 Comment | Add Comment Can Your Padlock Withstand a Bullet? Abusive Lab Test – “A padlock can be all that stands between a burglar and a shed or lockbox full of property. But how well can it really handle the tools of a determined thief (or years of bad weather, for that matter)? To find out, we enlisted the expertise of our friends at Minnesota’s Environ Labs testing facility, where we put four models—from cheap [more...]

Date: 2010-08-20 03:20:34

Paternity Dna Test Officially Requested By The Court Docket For ...

It is specifically true when the dispute deals with the concern of kid custody. If either parent questions the paternity with the child, a court docket has the choice to order a paternity dna test to resolve this. Each the father or the mom can request a court docket officially required paternity test. A great deal of times the mother will request a paternity dna test in order that she can acquire the monetary support that she needs to raise the boy or girl. A father could possibly ask for this facts to ensure he can secure his rights of common visitation. This can be all typical in the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 12:02:01

DNA Testing: The Technology Utilized To Recognize The Offspring

offering wholesale plants, seeds and bulbs from around the world to you. Searching for historical past, especially the seventeenth century, when DNA testing was not doable, the very best solution to determine the parents was by taking a good hard look at the kid, then, followed by a hard look of the father. Sufficient commonalities and a connection could possibly be seen. One century later on, eye color was discovered to be an effective paternal determinant. This supposition has had its inefficiency revealed because of the present DNA improvements. We’re conscious that the eye color is [more...]

Date: 2010-09-02 06:46:50

Keanu Reeves Wants Paternity Lawsuit Dismissed - Starpulse.com

Lawyers representing Keanu Reeves are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from a Canadian woman who claims the Hollywood star fathered her children. Karen Sala filed suit against the actor last year demanding millions of dollars in child support and spousal support payments, alleging Reeves is the biological father of at least one of her four kids. The Speed star, who maintains he doesn't even know the 46 year old, took a DNA test which proved he is not related to any of the children, but Sala dragged the case back to court to contest the results. Now Reeves' legal team is angling to have [more...]

Date: 2010-01-07 14:46:01

Science News for Kids: Feature: Scientist Profile: Wally Gilbert

You've won a Lasker Award and a Nobel Prize for your research on sequencing DNA, basically figuring out the order of the letters in this very long word. How does that method work? Fred Sanger in England invented one method, and I invented another with my collaborator, Allan Maxam. The very first piece of DNA we deciphered was only 20 groups long. It took us two years to work out the order of those groups. A typical gene in our body is some ten thousand groups long, so you couldn't possibly work out the entire order of groups for a gene. Then suddenly we discovered a simple way of doing it. It [more...]

Date: 2010-03-31 04:00:00

Obama Supports National DNA Database of 'Presumed Innocents ...

Obama Supports National DNA Database of ‘Presumed Innocents’‎ Posted by PUPPETGOV on Mar 29th, 2010 and filed under Big Brother, Headlines, New World Order, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed. President Barack Obama recently expressed support for DNA sampling within the criminal procedure upon arrest by local, state and federal authorities. ~Infoshop News In an interview with “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh, President Obama “expressed strong [more...]

Date: 2010-03-29 15:24:05

The Mermaid's Tale: BIG shoes to fill!

They have launched a search for the mythical Himalayan Yeti, often known as BigFoot in the US because the Wild West mountains have also been rumoured to be inhabited by the same, or at least some, large ape-like non-human primate.  Chinese researchers have been searching since the 1970s. There have been more than 400 reported sightings of the half-man, half-ape in the Shennongjia area. In the past, explorers have found inconclusive evidence that researchers claimed to be proof of Bigfoot's existence, including hair, footprints, excrement and a sleeping nest, Xinhua reported.Is there no [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 09:00:00

We live in a strange country « SplitFocus

Fewer than a third can identify DNA as a key to heredity. One adult American in five thinks the Sun revolves around the Earth, an idea science had abandoned by the 17th century. I find this very depressing.  But also very strange, given that 4 in 5 American adults believe science education is “absolutely essential” or “very important” for US healthcare, global reputation, and economy.  How can these both be true?  My hero, Carl Sagan, explained it eloquently here. He got off a plane once and took a cab with someone who was very excited to find out he was riding with “that science [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 17:25:33

Pacific Island Students Enouraged to Pursue Science | Malamalama ...

“Pacific colleges need people who look like Peltin teaching people who look like Peltin. They need mentors from their own culture. That’s what our graduates can do.” By design, students pursue research pertinent to their Pacific island homes. Projects range from investigating coral bleaching and establishing a coral nursery to testing the salt-spray tolerance of invasive kiawe trees and measuring photosynthesis in brown algae. Students have observed the behavior of Hawaiian monk seals, examined the types of microalgae fish eat and compared different populations of tree snails using DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 02:54:42

7-16 Billy and the Bomb

SANTA FE -- Mid-July is a momentous time in New Mexico's history. On July 14, 1881, Pat Garrett shot Billy the Kid. The Kid is arguably the world's most famous outlaw. The news quickly traveled around the world. On July 16, 1945, the world's first nuclear explosion occurred at Trinity Site, north of Alamogordo. According to history, news of that event traveled nowhere but Los Alamos, Washington, D.C., London, Potsdam and Moscow. First, Billy the Kid's death. Or was it? Over the years various pretenders claimed to be the Kid, arguing that Garrett shot someone else or that the Kid survived the [more...]

Date: 2010-07-14 16:35:00

Beta Dad: Yes, I have my children on leashes. You got a problem ...

To which I respond, "Gotta go now...c'mon Stelly-booger," by which I mean, "I'm not going to waste my breath explaining that it's in Stella's DNA to pull things since she's a drafting dog, and she would happily asphyxiate herself on a choke chain or collapse her windpipe on a regular collar if I didn't keep her on 'heel' at all times--which she would do if I told her to but I prefer to give her some freedom while she's on leash, and if you think this loose fitting halter could keep her from biting your face off if she felt like it you are a complete moron and I'd just as soon you continue to [more...]

Date: 2010-08-27 19:35:00

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