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Indian-American domination of the Spelling Bee - by the numbers

The domination of the Spelling Bee by Indian-Americans continues. It resembles the domination of long distance running events by East Africans. It is highly unlikely that a genetic component is not involved. 158 more words


Tom and Maddie in Space

“We settled down in the space-ship, not realising then that we were about to travel back in time. The big red button was pressed, and the automatic sequence powered up. 467 more words

Science Fiction

Cambridge launch new open access journal - Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics

Cambridge unveils new Open Access journal – Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics (GHEG)

Cambridge University Press is delighted to announce a major new open access journal, … 508 more words

Biomedical Research

The National Space Centre

The chosen few travelled by helicopter from the pad on top of the Tower to the National Space Centre in Leicestershire, which everyone had previously thought was a defunct joke. 570 more words

Science Fiction

Autism - Environment for Boys , Genetics for Girls

Recurrence rates provide evidence for sex-differential, familial genetic liability for autism spectrum disorders in multiplex families and twins.



Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are more prevalent in males, suggesting a multiple threshold liability model in which females are, on average, protected by sex-differential mechanisms. 321 more words


Altering the Pattern

The leaves are starting to come out on the trees, the robins are back, and I’ll be planting my garden next weekend. But spring is also time for the Tarp and Tape Ball, the annual fundraiser for the John Trigg Ester Library. 491 more words