Daily Archives: December 18, 2013

Study on twins suggests our political beliefs may be hard-wired

Everyone knows that our genes predispose us to be tall or short, blue-eyed blonds or brown-eyed brunettes, smart or not-so-smart. Now new research finds that, to a surprisingly large degree, our genes also shape our political beliefs and orientation. Using … Continue reading

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California: Muslim group hides behind hijab to promote Islam at high school

Hell no

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Senate votes to cut military pensions, leaves IRS credit for illegal immigrants

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Half-baked: Gov’t Restricts Homemade Cookie Sales

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‘Boy/ girl differences are genetically programmed’

Twinwag: As research shows the brains of men and women are wired differently, mother of two Anna White says she saw it in her own twins, Agatha and Benjamin, from as young as 14 months old Scientists are forever researching … Continue reading

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So True

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1.4 million-year-old fossil human hand bone closes human evolution gap

Humans have a distinctive hand anatomy that allows them to make and use tools. Apes and other nonhuman primates do not have these distinctive anatomical features in their hands, and the point in time at which these features first appeared … Continue reading

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Southern Discomfort: U.S. Army seeks removal of Lee, ‘Stonewall’ Jackson honors

Revisionist history would remove portraits of Confederate legends The U.S. Army War College, which molds future field generals, has begun discussing whether it should remove its portraits of Confederate generals — including those of Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Nestled in rural … Continue reading

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Pentagon Less Dependent on China Rare Earths, Report Says

China’s virtual monopoly on rare earth elements used in high-technology applications has been loosened, decreasing the risk that supplies to U.S. defense contractors could be disrupted, according to the Pentagon’s latest assessment of the nation’s industrial base. “Global market forces … Continue reading

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Neanderthals Buried Their Dead, New Research of Remains Concludes

Dec. 16, 2013 — Neanderthals buried their dead, an international team of archaeologists has concluded after a 13-year study of remains discovered in southwestern France. Their findings, which appear in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, confirm that burials … Continue reading

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