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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:38 pm
Hoping to restart a popular feature from the old dna forums, here are some tidbits that you might find of interest....

Hoard of Roman coins found near Roman Baths in Bath
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-17480016

Researchers solve Darwin's copycat evolution puzzle
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17446349

Scottish Nature Photography Awards winners announced
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-h ... s-17459240

Scientists Identify Molecule That Makes Men Go Bald
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80bea ... 80beats%29

Google Books Helps Reveal How Words Come and Go
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80bea ... 80beats%29

Of Viking Mice and Men: DNA Analysis Reveals How Mice Colonized Northern Europe
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80bea ... 80beats%29

Beer and Bling in Iron Age Europe
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 163710.htm

Was Human Evolution Caused by Climate Change?
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 152514.htm

Mystery Human Fossils Put Spotlight On China
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 124007.htm


have a great weekend folks

Mike
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:05 pm
Probably a bit off topic from the normal but I thought this ancient snake replica is pretty amazing/frightening.
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/mons ... 58461.html
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:17 pm
Thanks Mike!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:43 pm
Thanks. Mike. This is a nice idea. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:07 pm
Agree. This was one of the better features of the old DNA Forums. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:57 pm
its Wednsday! happy hump day folks...for your amusement....

New Gene Therapy Approach Developed for Red Blood Cell Disorders
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 215700.htm

Harry Potter breaks e-book lockdown
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120328/D9TP5J180.html

Astronomers Detect Vast Amounts of Gas and Dust Around Black Hole in Early Universe
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 215728.htm

Competition-Linked Bursts of Testosterone Are Fundamental Aspect of Human Biology, Study of Amazonian Tribe Suggests
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 215556.htm

Most Extensive Full Face Transplant to Date
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 124904.htm

Spotting Ancient Sites, from Space
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 151143.htm

Statue, Chapels and Animal Mummies Found in Egypt
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 140250.htm

Old Bones Tell the Tales and Reveal the Diets of 18th-Century Sailors
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80bea ... y-sailors/

How We Won the Hominid Wars, and All the Others Died Out
http://discovermagazine.com/2011/evolut ... minid-wars

The Mismeasure of Stephen Jay Gould
http://discovermagazine.com/2012/jan-feb/59

The Giant, Underestimated Earthquake Threat to North America
http://discovermagazine.com/2012/extrem ... -northwest

Messenger Results: Mercury is a Giant Ball of Iron
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80bea ... l-of-iron/


enjoy!

Mike
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:04 pm
3,000-year-old treasure found in Fermanagh bog

A 3,000-year-old piece of gold jewellery found in a bog in Fermanagh has been declared an item of treasure. The gold torc was found by Ronnie Johnston who was using a metal detector in his field near Belle Isle in 2009. It dates from 1300-1100 BC and would probably have been worn around the waist. Mr Johnston originally thought it was a spring from a vintage car. It lay forgotten about in a drawer for two years until he saw a picture of a gold torc in a magazine.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:03 pm
very cool story about the torq-wonder if it was for a woman as that would have to be a pretty skinny Irishman for it to fit :)
(maybe its a 'local' thing, but I dont know that many skinny Irish decendants :)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:13 pm
getting ready for the 4 day weekend in my area, the Easter Holiday, so here is some reading for folks looking for somthing to do...

Viking Invaders Brought Armies of Mice
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... -genetics/

Photos: Bejeweled Anglo-Saxon Found in Christian "Burial Bed"
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... cambridge/

Woolly mammoth carcass may have been cut into by humans
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/17525070

Smart fabric for new soldier uniform
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17580666

International Space Station astronauts seek shelter from rocket chunk
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/tec ... le2380287/

Gene mapping for everyone? Study says not so fast
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120402/D9TSSUEG2.html

Researchers: Gene therapy may treat depression
http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/health ... htm?csp=15

How dogs spread happiness
http://yourlife.usatoday.com/parenting- ... /1?csp=ylf

Gene has 'big effect' on alcoholism, how quickly you get drunk
http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/health ... htm?csp=15

Make your own Geiger counter
http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/04/02/make ... ore-248845

How we could colonize Mars if we wanted to
http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/03/02/how- ... ore-236399

Evidence That Human Ancestors Used Fire One Million Years Ago
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 162548.htm

New Understanding to Past Global Warming Events: Hyperthermal Events May Be Triggered by Warming
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 124442.htm

Ancient Egyptian Cotton Unveils Secrets of Domesticated Crop Evolution
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 093938.htm

The Role of Physics in the Sinking of the Titanic
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 194413.htm


Have a great weekend folks

Mike
Furthest Y line=Patrick Whealen 1816-1874, Tipperary Co. Ire. to Kincardine On

Y-DNA-RL21, R-513* (still looking for the 'lost Irish 'C' boys')

FTDNA=P312+ P25+ M343+ M269+ M207+ M173+ L513+ U198- U152- U106- SRY2627- P66- P107- M73- M65- M37- M222- M18- M160- M153- M126- L705- L577- L193- L159.2- L1333-
23&me=L21+
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:10 pm
Getting close to the weekend!!


DNA Traces Cattle Back to a Small Herd Domesticated Around 10,500 Years Ago ...I dont remember if this was posted before but it seems to fit with some of the conversations that had been going on
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 124243.htm

US student steers school bus after driver collapses ...nice to see some good news for once!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17663228

Listen Up, Parents: For Toddlers (and Chimps), the Majority Rules
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 121353.htm

Analysis of Stickleback Genome Sequence Catches Evolution in Action: Reuse of Key Genes Is Common Theme
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 133751.htm

Significant Skull Differences Between Closely Linked Groups
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 105837.htm

What Triggers a Mass Extinction? Habitat Loss and Tropical Cooling Were Once to Blame
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 145956.htm

Farmers of 800-Years-Ago Could Teach Us How to Protect the Amazon -- With Raised Farming Beds
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 175919.htm

Social rank 'linked to immunity'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17663133

Wind farms 'not major bird mincers' ....but they are noisey eye sores according to folks I know that live near them
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17694256

Mystery virus jumps from seals to polar bears...... like life isnt hard enough for the big predators lately
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Environment ... 03761.html

Boy brings heroin to kindergarten show and tell ....stepdad sounds like one of the inmates I deal with
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2 ... 16236.html

Sex-starved fruit flies turn to booze ....lol, lets see a show of hand for those who've 'been there, done that'
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Science/201 ... 11801.html

The Pacific 'Ring of Fire'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8284372.stm

Women first rule 'ignored in ship disasters' - study ...seems Victorian sensibilities did have a few virtues
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17693480

Mysteries of the Sun
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunea ... y-sun.html

Warming Arctic focus of Coast Guard conference
http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2012/ ... us-041112/

My grandfather was aboard the Titanic. He didn't survive ....a facinating family account
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/fac ... le2398784/


Hope you enjoy, have a great weekend

Mike
Furthest Y line=Patrick Whealen 1816-1874, Tipperary Co. Ire. to Kincardine On

Y-DNA-RL21, R-513* (still looking for the 'lost Irish 'C' boys')

FTDNA=P312+ P25+ M343+ M269+ M207+ M173+ L513+ U198- U152- U106- SRY2627- P66- P107- M73- M65- M37- M222- M18- M160- M153- M126- L705- L577- L193- L159.2- L1333-
23&me=L21+
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