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Ask most people what causes drug addiction, and they’ll probably say drugs. According to this line of conventional wisdom, the pharmacological properties of substances like heroin, cocaine and crystal meth act as chemical hooks which cause users to become addicted once a certain level of consumption has been reached. While this may be true, it doesn’t tell the whole story, and offers no explanation as to why some people feel the need to repeatedly use drugs in the first place while others don’t.
You may have inherited your mother’s eyes, but, genetically speaking, you use more DNA passed down from your father. That’s the conclusion of a new study on mice that researchers say likely applies to all mammals.
We humans get one copy of each gene from mom and one from dad (ignoring those pesky sex chromosomes) – that hasn’t changed. The same is true for all mammals. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that mom and dad genes are equally active in creating who we are.
In this episode of Truth in Media, Ben Swann explores the origin of ISIS that has already been long forgotten by American media. Swann takes on the central issue of whether or not ISIS was created by “inaction” by the United States government or by “direct” action.
New light has been shed on the genetic relationship between autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and ASD-related traits in the wider population, by a team of international researchers including academics from the University of Bristol, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
- 14 dead and 92 injured in double explosion at Brussels airport
- ‘About 20’ dead and 106 injured in blast on metro train at Maelbeek station
- Highest terror alert, level 4, is reinstated
- Rail services running again in Brussels, night buses and tram 93 running tonight
- Advice to stay indoors has now been lifted
They were sleepy tree-lined boulevards where people lived and worked, time-worn markets where they came to trade and exquisitely detailed mosques where, throughout the ages, they prayed.