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England’s land is owned by only 1% of the population -  WTF fun facts

Another amazing fact

wtf-fun-factss:

England’s land is owned by only 1% of the population WTF fun facts

Another amazing fact

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” Warren Buffett

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currentsinbiology:

DNA signature found in ice storm babies
The number of days an expectant mother was deprived of electricity during Quebec’s Ice Storm (1998) predicts the epigenetic profile of her child, a new study finds.
Scientists from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University have detected a distinctive ‘signature’ in the DNA of children born in the aftermath of the massive Quebec ice storm. Five months after the event, researchers recruited women who had been pregnant during the disaster and assessed their degrees of hardship and distress in a study called Project Ice Storm.
Thirteen years later, the researchers found that DNA within the T cells - a type of immune system cell - of 36 children showed distinctive patterns in DNA methylation.
The researchers concluded for the first time that maternal hardship, predicted the degree of methylation of DNA in the T cells. The “epigenetic” signature plays a role in the way the genes express themselves. This study is also the first to show that it is the objective stress exposure (such as days without electricity) and not the degree of emotional distress in pregnant women that causes long lasting changes in the epigenome of their babies.

Fascinating #itscience

currentsinbiology:

DNA signature found in ice storm babies

The number of days an expectant mother was deprived of electricity during Quebec’s Ice Storm (1998) predicts the epigenetic profile of her child, a new study finds.

Scientists from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University have detected a distinctive ‘signature’ in the DNA of children born in the aftermath of the massive Quebec ice storm. Five months after the event, researchers recruited women who had been pregnant during the disaster and assessed their degrees of hardship and distress in a study called Project Ice Storm.

Thirteen years later, the researchers found that DNA within the T cells - a type of immune system cell - of 36 children showed distinctive patterns in DNA methylation.

The researchers concluded for the first time that maternal hardship, predicted the degree of methylation of DNA in the T cells. The “epigenetic” signature plays a role in the way the genes express themselves. This study is also the first to show that it is the objective stress exposure (such as days without electricity) and not the degree of emotional distress in pregnant women that causes long lasting changes in the epigenome of their babies.

Fascinating #itscience

wtf-fun-factss:

The country with the fastest people -  WTF fun facts

This amazing! Great fact this!

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The country with the fastest people -  WTF fun facts

This amazing! Great fact this!

wtf-fun-factss:

For people who have trouble sleeping -  WTF fun facts

Jeez I need this! A week of no electronics!

wtf-fun-factss:

For people who have trouble sleeping -  WTF fun facts

Jeez I need this! A week of no electronics!

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Grassland Fog
Photo by Libby Zhang (Sugar Land, Texas, USA); Inner Mongolia, China

Amazing pic!

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Grassland Fog

Photo by Libby Zhang (Sugar Land, Texas, USA); Inner Mongolia, China

Amazing pic!

mlb:

What. A. Game. #WildCard

Just an amazing game of baseball this!

mlb:

What. A. Game. #WildCard

Just an amazing game of baseball this!

Shumpty’s Punt: MLB Post Season (AL Wildcard Playoff)

Shumpty’s Punt: MLB Post Season (AL Wildcard Playoff) #MLB #posteason #punting

After 162 games, Major League Baseball is now into the post season which kicks off in Kansas City for the American League Wild Card Playoff between the Kansas City Royals and the Oakland Athletics. This should be a great playoff with two pitching aces, Shields and Lester, on the mound.

I am backing the Royals in this playoff: it is has been 23 years since they have been to the post season and,…

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

“When you waste a moment, you have killed it in a sense, squandering an irreplaceable opportunity. But when you use the moment properly, filling it with purpose and productivity, it lives on forever.” Menachem Mendel Schneerson

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wtf-fun-factss:

 The highest flying bird in the world -  WTF fun facts

Crikey: that is bloody high!!!

wtf-fun-factss:

The highest flying bird in the world -  WTF fun facts

Crikey: that is bloody high!!!