The insertion of an extra second in our lives has caused a lot of hilarity on the internet. The days are getting longer and the Time Lords have sneaked in an extra second to keep up the pretence that there are 3600 seconds in an hour and 24 hours in a day. Continue reading
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The past is not just buried in the ground … it’s buried in us. Our DNA carries a living record of our ancestry. In an earlier post I mentioned that my DNA shows that I have Viking ancestors. The DNA of Australia’s Indigenous people shows that they have an unbroken ancestry going back over 2,500 generations … about 70,000 years. Continue reading
The switch from coal power to renewable energy is evidently on the way … at least in sunny Queensland where I live. A friend who works in the human resources department of a major electrical supply company tells me that she is laying off staff.
I reminded her that, just a few years ago, her company was taking on new staff and spending vast amounts to upgrade and expand its network of power lines. She said recent innovations, in solar power, have changed all that. Continue reading
You don’t need to come from Norway to have Norwegian ancestry. Those Viking lads got around and they were never short of female company.
I recently sent a sample of my saliva to a laboratory that looks into your DNA and tells you where your ancestors might have come from. They need a clear marker to be specific and I had one on my Y chromosome. That is the chromosome you inherit down the male line.
It used to be called Global Warming. Now the much safer term Climate Change has taken its place. Since climate never stays the same there is little risk in using the term. Continue reading