Far from special: Humanity’s tiny DNA differences are ‘average’ in animal kingdom

Far from special: Humanity's tiny DNA differences are 'average' in animal kingdom

Researchers report important new insights into evolution following a study of mitochondrial DNA from about 5 million specimens covering about 100,000 animal species. Mining "big data" insights from the world's fast-growing genetic databases and reviewing a large literature in evolutionary theory, researchers at The Rockefeller University in New York City and the Biozentrum at the University of Basel in Switzerland, published several conclusions today in the journal Human Evolution.

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The Mysterious ‘Jumping Gene’ That Appears 500,000 Times in Human DNA

The Mysterious ‘Jumping Gene’ That Appears 500,000 Times in Human DNA

Its segments make up 17 percent of our genome, but scientists are only just starting to understand what it does.

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Chloe Dykstra Speaks Out After Chris Hardwick’s Denial: ‘These Behaviors Are Insidious’

Chloe Dykstra Speaks Out After Chris Hardwick's Denial: 'These Behaviors Are Insidious'

Chloe Dykstra spoke out on Wednesday to thank her supporters after seeming to accuse her ex-boyfriend Chris Hardwick of abuse.

In a lengthy Twitter message, Dykstra also said that she hopes “that women and men on both sides of abuse will make changes.”

“It is my hope, and it always was, that women and men on both sides of abuse will make changes to either protect themselves, or to stop the cycle of pain their own behavior can cause,” Dykstra wrote. “These behaviors are insidious and often hard to spot – we make excuses for them and, bit by bit, we can lose ourselves entirely.”

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The art of the Side Hustle

The art of the Side Hustle

What’s your New Year’s resolution? Travel more? Maybe write that book? Perhaps run a marathon? Take up piano again? Start a Side Hustle? “What exactly is a Side Hustle?” I hear you ask. Well, it’s basically a way to generate extra income without quitting your job.

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Mind wandering is fine in some situations, Harvard-based study says

Mind wandering is fine in some situations, Harvard-based study says

While most of the psychological literature calls mind wandering a detrimental “failure of executive control” or a “dysfunctional cognitive state,” a new study led by Paul Seli, a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow working in the lab of Dan Schacter, suggests that in some cases there’s no harm in it.

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