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2011-05-24 13:56:32

More than just a tool for predicting health, modern genetics is upending long-held assumptions about who we are. A new study by Harvard researchers casts new light on the intermingling and migration of European, Middle Eastern and African and populations since ancient times. In a paper titled "The History of African Gene Flow into Southern Europeans, Levantines and Jews," published in PLoS Genetics, HMS Associate Professor of Genetics David Reich and his colleagues investigated the proportion...

2011-05-17 05:04:00

NEW YORK, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Certain online companies are becoming increasingly ubiquitous as they expand their businesses, acquire new products and develop new services. When American adults were asked if they agree or disagree that some online companies, such as Google or Facebook, control too much of our personal information and know too much about our browsing habits, three quarters say that they agree (76%) with 36% strongly agreeing. Only one in six disagree that these...

2011-04-06 06:00:00

CHICAGO, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For their annual conference, "Tipping Point? When Minority Families Become the Majority," the Council on Contemporary Families has collected some of the most important--though often under-reported--new findings about diversity in American family life. For the full report, visit http://www.contemporaryfamilies.org/all/unconventional-wisdom-issue-4.html. The "Tipping Point" in the status of "minority" families is highlighted in many research...

2011-03-24 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the state legislature in New York. These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) The official 2010 Census...

2011-03-16 13:16:00

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the state legislature in North Dakota. These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) The official 2010 Census...

2011-03-15 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the state legislature in New Mexico. These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) The official 2010 Census...

2011-03-01 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the state legislature in Nebraska. These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) The official 2010 Census...

2011-02-23 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the state legislature in Washington. These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) The official 2010 Census...

2011-02-23 12:52:44

Research: Widening access to medical education for under-represented socioeconomic groups: population based cross sectional analysis of UK data 2002-6 Most new training programs designed to widen access to medicine in the UK are failing to increase the diversity of the medical student population, finds a study published on bmj.com today. It shows that although historic under-representation of women and of minority ethnic groups has been redressed, a large proportion of medical students still...

2011-02-11 22:06:04

Has Valentine's Day become post-racial? Not yet, it seems. New research from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that when it comes to dating, cyberspace is as segregated as the real world. Data gathered from more than 1 million profiles of singles looking for love online show that whites overwhelmingly prefer to date members of their own race, while blacks, especially men, are far more likely to cross the race barrier in hopes of being struck by Cupid's arrow. UC Berkeley...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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