Genetics

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Coffee Drinking Habits Could Be Genetic

If it takes you several cups of coffee to get going in the morning, it could be genetic. A Harvard researcher polled 120,00 people on their coffee drinking habits, then scanned their DNA.

10/09/2014

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Good Question ‘Reply All': Red, Judge Robes & Gray Hair

Amerti asked: Why do we associate red with romance? For centuries, red has meant danger, strength, courage and love. It’s always been considered a powerful color that stands out to represent things that are powerful to people. Carol Bruess, professor of family studies at the University of St. Thomas, says it all probably comes down to what’s in our veins. “The heart is the organ that pumps ‘red’ blood through our life system, the body,” Bruess said.

02/14/2014

Mitt Romney (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: National Review Resorts To Junk Science To Boost Romney

It isn’t just Republican Members of Congress that have junk theories they attach to pseudo-science. Kevin D. Williamson, a conservative writer for the National Review, thinks based on their offspring, genetics and “evolutionary biology” Barack Obama should have ovaries and that Mitt Romney should owns him in this election, “Like a Boss”.

08/23/2012

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Good Question: How Much Of Diabetes Is Genetic?

Paula Deen never said she was teaching us how to cook healthy food. But when she announced she’s had Type 2 diabetes for three years, all the while instructing America on the virtues of butter, critics couldn’t resist calling her a hypocrite. But does poor eating lead to Type 2 diabetes, or is it all in the genes?

01/19/2012

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,929 other followers