Humans Are Genetically More Similar to Their Fathers, Study Finds

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Like father, like daughter –this Daddy’s girl always knew that! –every meal of the day

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Every parent wants their child to be just like them, but new research shows that dads may have an advantage at least from a genetic standpoint.

According to a study by the University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine and published in the journal Nature Genetics, mammals use more DNA from the father than the mother when undergoing mutations — the genetic process that makes us who we are.

The researchers, led by genetics professor and senior author Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, tested the genetic mutations of specially crossbred mice to see which mutations altered gene expression. Of the 80% that did, several hundred genes showed a “genome-wide expression imbalance in favor of the dad,” first author James Crowley told Science Daily. “This imbalance resulted in offspring whose brain-gene expression was significantly more like their father’s.”

The authors believe a similar bias would exist for human subjects. Pardo-Manuel de…

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Read the First-Ever Issue of TIME

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What a great appetizer! Prepares the palate for whatever else is to come!!

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Click here to read the full issue.

The first issue of TIME, dated Mar. 3, 1923, lacked the distinctive red border for which the magazine has come to be known. The cover subject was the now-obscure Joseph G. Cannon (the former House Speaker). The whole thing was only 32 pages, including the front and back covers. There are only a few photographs or illustrations, and nary a chart or graphic in sight.

And yet it’s recognizable as what it still is today: a look at the week’s news, from a serious look at national affairs to pages of arts reviews to a tongue-in-cheek wrap-up of weird local tidbits. The magazine contains word of the first helicopter, a possible change in divorce laws, the release of the film Adam’s Rib, a new one-cent cigarette tax in Indiana and the latest figures in German reparation payments—not to mention a critical trashing…

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“Mongongo Drupe” this week!

“Mongongo Drupe” this week!.

Homage to Leonard Nimoy as the Vulcan Mr. Spock LLAP!

Homage to Leonard Nimoy as the Vulcan Mr. Spock LLAP!.

Homage to Leonard Nimoy as the Vulcan Mr. Spock LLAPng!

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Sounds good! Even better than “green eggs and ham” –a universal meal

Originally posted on Thylias Moss Writing:

First, I must deal with the fact, that   Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, half Vulcan and half human (He’s a blend just like I am, Native American, African American and Caucasian, Mr. Spock, from facebook

died on my 61st birthday! 02/27/2015.

I was dazzled! –completely shaken, as this man has been my first serious crush (I’m so pleased to say) ….     I want to be from Vulcan also, and sometimes felt as if I were from someplace else, somewhere that would allow me to cross many boundaries of space and time , as if there were no boundaries at all, especially between people (yeah; such idealism is mine, no matter how impractical; I realize that wars will continue to be fought, and it’s very unlikely that people will ever “get along” –too much has happened for many of us to just forgive and forget.  So contrary to a sense of justice for which someone is guilty, and not just society itself.  


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Why Leonard Nimoy Mattered

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A formative part of my childhood! And watched Star Trek TOS with my father. Never missed it…

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If you cared a fig for space travel, it was easy to not to care when the first episode of Star Trek aired on Sept. 8, 1966. Just four days later, after all, Pete Conrad and Dick Gordon would be blasting off on their Gemini XI mission, which would orbit the earth 44 times in just under three days and set a then-unheard of manned-altitude record of 739 nautical miles (1,369 km). There was still one more Gemini flight to go before NASA could even think of test-flying its Apollo lunar ships—and only a little more than three years left if the U.S. was going to meet President Kennedy’s goal of reaching the moon before 1970.

Against that, a group of actors on a paste-board set pretending to fly in space was pretty small beer. And as for one with the blunt-cut bangs and pointy rubber ears? Please.

But the…

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How to Watch Leonard Nimoy’s Most Memorable Performances Online

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Must watch all of them, everything; I even have his books of poetry, and of course those biographies: .”I Am / Am Not Spock” Guess I could write “Almost a Trekkie” (concealed life of an Mixed American Teenager” –always liked that Mr. Spock was mixed: Vulcan and Human; Intellect and Emotion –in some ways. I identify with that…

Originally posted on TIME:

Leonard Nimoy, who died at the age of 83 on Feb. 27, left behind a long and memorable career of performances that stretched from Earth throughout the final frontier of space.

Much of that work can now be revisited for longtime fans or seen for the first time for those looking to see some of Nimoy’s best work. Here are some of the essential performances that can be found on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more.

Star Trek
Available on: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime
Nimoy’s most iconic role is, of course, as Spock in the many incarnations of the Star Trek franchise. Thankfully, all three seasons of the original series that made Spock and the Vulcan Salute household names can be found on most major streaming services. For one of Spock’s best outings, try season two’s premiere, “Amok Time;” it’s an incredible example of Nimoy’s work on the show.

Star Trek…

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See Leonard Nimoy’s Long and Prosperous Life in Photos

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Menu of living long and prospering

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How Leonard Nimoy Almost Wasn’t Spock

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Say it ain’t so! –even though it is….

Originally posted on TIME:

News of the death of actor Leonard Nimoy will invariably mention the role for which he was most famous, that of Spock on Star Trek. Nimoy and Spock have been mentioned in the same breath for almost exactly 50 years now, and that’s also as long as he has been loved for the role, even when he wasn’t actively involved in a Star Trek project (and even despite calling his first autobiography I Am NotSpock). In fact, the actor’s very first mention in the pages of TIME was in a 1975 article about how the show’s fan culture had picked up after the cancellation of the original series.

But that pairing of actor and role almost didn’t happen.

As TIME recounted in a 1994 cover story about Star Trek (around the time of Star Trek: Generations, the franchise’s seventh feature film, in which Nimoy did not appear)…

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Leonard Nimoy’s Final Tweet Will Make You Cry

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I’m already crying,.. Showing emotion; not a good Vulcan at all.

Originally posted on TIME:

Leonard Nimoy, who won over an obsessive fan-base with his logical, pointy-eared Mr. Spock on Star Trek, died on Feb. 27. He was 83.

His final tweet from Monday was exceptionally poignant:

Nimoy signed all his tweets “LLAP” or “Live Long and Prosper,” his character’s catchphrase from the Star Trek series and films.

Nimoy had announced via Twitter last year that he had been diagnosed with COPD, a chronic respiratory disease caused by smoking that has no cure. He encouraged his followers to stop smoking.

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