DNA analysis sheds light on Minoan and Mycenaean genetic origins

“Saffron Gatherer” from a Minoan fresco in Akrotiri, Santorini. Credit: public domain For the first time, scientists have obtained genetic material and analyzed the genome sequences of ancient Minoans and Mycenaeans, who lived three to five thousand years ago. The new analysis suggests that the Minoans and Mycenaeans share much of their genetic makeup. Dr. Iosif Lazaridis, of Harvard Medical ...

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Utopia offers Bangor diners something different

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – If you’re hungry for a burger or pizza in the town of Bangor – it’s not hard to find a spot. TV5 spoke of a local woman who wanted to give people something a little different … She therefore took matters into her own hands with Utopia. “I didn’t want to manage for others anymore because ...

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WDW 50 – Looking back on 50 years of parades: Tapestry of nations

Walt Disney World is about to begin celebrating its 50th anniversary with the world’s most magical celebration, but as we look forward to everything new, we also look back on everything that was, and in the case of ‘today a parade of a different celebration. In 1999, the new millennium was approaching and EPCOT did everything to welcome the millennium ...

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The Gateshead Millennium Bridge in pictures – each year from 2001 to 2021

The first pedestrians and cyclists crossed the Gateshead Millennium Bridge on Monday, September 17, 2001. Our selection of photographs recalls the bridge over the past 20 years It has been 20 years since the first enthusiastic pedestrians set foot on the newly opened Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Originally designed in 1996, the spectacular ‘blinking eye’ structure was manufactured at a cost ...

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Sudden surrender to utopian forces or unenlightened enemies?

Struck with shock and stormed by grief, I became gravely entranced by the silence when I saw how Chairman Mao was locked in Monrovia as thousands of mourners mourned his passing in disbelief. Sooner than expected, Mao died from an unexplained “illness”. His sudden surrender not only sparked a skeptical scene, but it also rocked a new generation of emerging ...

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Manu Minute: A good Moa to you

In Hawaiʻi, you have the opportunity to see a multitude of beautiful birds, ranging from the lianas that dot our forests to the sandpipers along our coasts, and even the seabirds that make their home in the heart of our cities! There are also a ton of chickens. The islands, and Kauaʻi in particular, are home to thousands of wild ...

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