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Study: BFFs May Have Similar DNA Belinda Luscombe @luscombeland July 15, 2014
Really close friends might be as genetically similar as fourth cousins
Next time someone says “You would really like my friend, she’s just like you,” try to refrain from giving her the side eye. It turns out she might have some science to back her up. According to a new study from Yale University and the University of California at San Diego, good friends are often genetically similar, and can share as much as 1% of the same gene variants. In genetic terms, that’s a lot. As close as, say, fourth cousins.
“This gives us a deeper accounting of the origins of friendship,” says Nicholas Christakis, professor of sociology, evolutionary biology, and medicine at Yale, who co-authored the study with James Fowler, professor of medical genetics and political science at UC San Diego. “Not only do we form ties with people superficially like ourselves, we form ties with people who are like us on a deep genetic level. They’re like our kin, though they’re not.”
The study found that, oddly, close friends are often genetically similar in their sense of smell. But it also concluded that friendship may play a role in evolution. The genes that were shared by friends saw the most “evolutionary activity”, or have evolved the fastest over the past 30,000 years. Whether the friendship or the genetic similarity came first is up for debate. Do we seek out genetically similar friends or do our friendships and mating affect what genes get passed on
“Human beings are one of the few species who form long-term, non-reproductive relationships with other members of our species,” says Fowler.
Once a month animal communicator, Mary Stoffel, gives insights into the relationships that our animals have with us, and with each other. Join her and guest animal communicator Marilyn Tokach, of Pure Spirit, as they discuss birds as companion pets and the issues they come with.
Hear all about:
What is it about birds that make them attractive as pets
What do you need to know or research before getting a bird
What are the diet and accessory needs for birds
What are the most common issues that need to be addressed
What about the health maintenance for birds
Where can someone get additional information about having birds as pets
And more ....
Mary Stoffel has been a professional animal communicator for 20 years. She does telephone and in-person consultations at many dog shows and expos, and teaches classes in how to do animal communication. Her mission is to promote understanding between people and their animals. She is an Avatar® Master and has a holistic healing practice using shamanic healing, essential oils and energy healing. Website: www.humanimal.com
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This is Revenge of the Birds Radio's 100th episode! It happens to come after one of the best wins of the season by the Arizona Cardinals. They got a win for the second week in a row on Sunday Night Football against a quality opponent, defeating the then 8-1 Cincinnati Bengals 34-31 in a thriller that went down to the wire. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox talk about the win and what it means moving forward.
Is there a team who can beat the Cardinals and stop their potent offense? They put up 39 against the 2nd-ranked scoring defense in Week 10 and then 34 on the league's top-ranked scoring defense. The hosts praise the play and the season of Carson Palmer, who might be playing th quarterback position better than anyone else in the NFL.
They look at the many good things from the game, including the breakout game by rookie 5th round pick J.J. Nelson and the contributions of other rookies.
They discuss the season moving forward and then touch on the latest Daryl Washington news.
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The Arizona Cardinals got what they needed on Sunday Night Football. They got a signature win against the two-time defending NFC champs in Seattle, defeating them 39-32 on Sunday Night Football. The win gives the Cardinals a three-game lead in the division with seven games to go and drops the Seahawks to 4-5, which puts them along with five other teams with the same record, two games back of the final wold card spot.
In the newest All-Cardinals show, hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox talk about the significance of the win and what it means to the team. Jess speaks of how this win was the result of other games and what they learned, and they both talk about minimum expectations for the rest of the season and what their ceiling could be.
They go over the good and the not so good in the win as well, talking about the play of Carson Palmer, Michael Floyd and others.
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The Arizona Cardinals have another appearance on Sunday Night Football this week. They face the 8-1 Cincinnati Bengals at home after having defeated the Seattle Seahawks 39-32 in Seattle. The game features two of the NFL's best teams and two of the league's most balanced teams offensively and defensively.
To preview the game, Scott Bantel from SB Nation's Cincy Jungle was a guest on the show with host Jess Root and talked about a whole bunch of things leading up to the game.
Of course, we couldn't ignore the Carson Palmer angle, so we discussed what his departure meant for him and for Cincinnati. Clearly, it worked out for everyone.
Bantel tells us about how Bengals fans have elevated expectations and, despite all the success the last four years, are really in a wait-and-see mode for the team until the postseason.
He gives us the implications of the injuries they have suffered on defense and also the matchups that favor and do not favor the Bengals. And that whole prime time thing with Andy Dalton and the Bengals? There might be something to that.
The Naked Truth! With David Two Crow & Iggy Garcia. Not for the easily offended! We will be talking about some current affairs and talk of the day.
We are chatting with game, animation and comic book writer Christy Marx.
She has written for classic animation series like GI Joe, Spider-Man and the His Amazing Friends & Jem and the Holograms, also written for comic books like Birds of Prey & Amethyst: Sword Of Sorcery, and has written for a number of video games and TV shows. She is also the author of the book Writing for Animation, Comics and Games.
We discuss how she became involved in writing, about her various projects, her thoughts on the upcoming Jem live-action film, tips for writers, and much more.
After the bye week, the Arizona Cardinals now enter the second half of the season 6-2 with a two-game lead in the NFC West. After a week off of the show, hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox look back and grade the first half of the season -- how did each position group and side of the ball do? With how the Cardinals have played, it's hard to give them low marks.
Who are the team's offensive and defensive MVPs? Both the hosts weugh in.
Then they talk about the remaining schedule and how crucial the next four games are. If Arizona can somehow win all four, they will have put away the division and also grabbed national attention as a favorite to come out of the NFC.