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Thursday July 31, 2014

Educational Stories

  • A team of researchers from Copenhagen University have located a single mutation that causes the mysterious phenomenon of blue eyes.   And all blue eyed people are genetically related to a person who lived in the Black Sea region sometime between 6 – 10,000 years ago.
    The research was published in the Journal of Human Genetics.   A mutation in a gene called OCA2 came into...

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    Thursday, December 5, 2013 | An Educational story

    Fans of “The Archers” probably know that the Sunday before Advent is “Stir Up Sunday”, so called from the first two words of the collect, “Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord,
    term comes from the opening words of the collect for the day in the Book of Common Prayer of 1549 and later (a translation of the Roman Missal's collect "Excita, quæsumus", now used on the ...

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  • Pat Kingsley - Publicist (Interview)

    Thursday, December 12, 2013 | An Educational story

    Pat Kingsley:  "... Her father worked in the Army's Quartermaster Corps, and "we moved every three months," she says. "So I would be in three schools a year, from Georgia to South Carolina to Alabama to New Jersey, all up and down the Eastern Seaboard. It was not an easy thing to pick up and form new friendships, knowing they were going to be gone, and it was not that close-knit a family bec...

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  • Neanderthal woman bones uncovered in Denisova cave in Siberia

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | An Educational story

    a Neanderthal woman, researchers say.
    The Neanderthal woman whose toe bone was sequenced also reveals inbreeding may have been common among her recent ancestors, as her parents were closely related, possibly half-siblings or another near relation.
    Although modern humans are the world's only surviving human lineage, others also once lived on Earth. These included Neanderthals, the closest extinc...

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    Saturday, January 18, 2014 | An Educational story

    1.  Microwaveable popcorn. This processed food is a favorite among moviegoers and regular snackers alike, but it is one of the unhealthiest foods you can eat. Practically every component of microwaveable popcorn, from the genetically-modified (GM) corn kernels to the processed salt and preservative chemicals used to enhance its flavor, is unhealthy and disease-promoting. On top of this, micr...

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    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | An Educational story

    First on the list and with an average yearly pay of $18,600, 46% of cashiers say they regret their job. As a cashier, you’re required to spend your time at work interacting with the public. If you don’t enjoy that, you’re not going to find this job very satisfying. “You need a real service mentality to deal with the general public, and to work in a space where you ...

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  • R.I.P.  IRENA SENDLER - 15 February 1910 – 12 May 2008 was a Polish nurse/social worker who served in the Polish Underground during World War II, and as head of children's section of Żegota, an underground resistance organization in Poland.
    "There recently was a death of a 98 year old lady named Irena.
    During WWII, Iliana, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto.
    She had an ulte...

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  • The big secret from 1938 to 1988: 
    "...  Christmas 1938 [Sir] Nicholas Winton was about to travel to Switzerland for a skiing holiday, when he decided instead to travel to Prague, Czechoslovakia, to help his friend Martin Blake, who was involved in Jewish refugee work, and had called him asking for his help.    There he single-handedly established an organization to aid ...

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  • 6 Artery Cleansing Foods
    Organic Asparagus
    Asparagus is one of the best, natural artery-clearing foods around, says Shane Ellison, an organic chemist and author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures. “Asparagus works within the 100,000 miles of veins and arteries to release pressure, thereby allowing the body to accommodate for inflammation that has accumulated over the years.” It also he...

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  • Having to grow up

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | An Educational story

    "When I was a Child, I acted like a Child, I thought like a Child, I reasoned like a Child! When I became a Man I gave up all childish things!"
    (1Corinthians 13:11)
    I believe the society we live in is encouraging young Boys and Girls not to grow up. Our youth is constantly bombarded with all the trash of the day on TV and then still expected to stay in School and remain celibate until 18. No wond...

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