Are you a morning person or a night owl? The answer may be written in your DNA. A study of nearly 90,000 people who had their genomes sequenced by the consumer genetics company 23andMe has identified 15 genes that are linked to reports of being an early or a late riser. The findings, which were published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, could improve our understanding of how our bodily clocks work — both in healthy people and in those of us with sleep disorders. Bodily clocks Most living things, including people, live by natural 24-hour cycles called circadian rhythms. These internal “clocks” determine whether you have a preference for waking up early or staying up late — something scientists call your chronotype. Previous studies have found genes that may be linked to circadian rhythms in animals, but until now, there’s hasn’t been much research on how these genes determine preference for being and early or a late riser in people. In … [Read more...] about Being a morning person or a night owl is probably completely out of your control
Kim Jong Un visited China earlier this week, his first official trip outside of North Korea as leader. Officials only confirmed the visit after it was over – but one massive hint gave away Kim’s presence, namely the presence of his personal armoured train pulling in Beijing. Not much is known about the Kim family train, but previous accounts and footage show it to be filled with imported French wine, flat screen TVs, and plush leather seats. A host of photos from North Korean state media provided a rare look inside the unusual vehicle – take a look inside: The 21-carriage train pulled into Beijing on Monday night. North Korea watchers immediately recognised the green train with yellow horizontal lines, which both Kim and his father, Kim Jong Il, have used before. The train’s arrival in Beijing on Monday disrupted the entire region’s railway schedule. When Kim Jong Il travelled on the train, power to other lines would be shut down so nobody could get in … [Read more...] about Inside Kim Jong Un’s personal train — which is bulletproof, has all-white conference rooms, and its own red carpet ramp
caption Gonzalo “Papi” Le Batard (left) and his son, Dan Le Batard, are two of the hosts for ESPN’s “Highly Questionable.”. source ESPN The Miami Heat are beefing with popular ESPN personality, Papi Le Batard. Le Batard is not happy with Dwyane Wade over how he left the Miami Heat, and refers to him and LeBron James as “The Snake Brothers.” The Heat asked Papi to stop ripping Wade, but he made it clear that he won’t stop no matter how much free ice cream they give him. The best “beef” in sports right now involves the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade, and 74-year-old ESPN personality Gonzalo “Papi” Le Batard Papi is the uber-popular co-host of ESPN’s “Highly Questionable.” He is also the father of Dan Le Batard, the former Miami Herald columnist who also hosts “Highly Questionable” as well as ESPN Radio’s … [Read more...] about The Miami Heat asked 74-year-old ESPN personality Papi Le Batard to stop ripping Dwyane Wade and he refused
caption Michael Cohen once said he would take a bullet for President Donald Trump. source Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters Michael Cohen has been one of President Donald Trump’s closest associates for years. Their unique relationship has come under scrutiny amid the Stormy Daniels controversy, as Cohen admitted to paying the porn actress $130,000 days before the presidential election. She says the payment was to keep her silent about a 2006 affair she allegedly had with Trump. But that wasn’t the first time Cohen stood up for his boss. There is perhaps no one more loyal to President Donald Trump than his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who’s known as Trump’s “pit bull.” “It means that if somebody does something Mr. Trump doesn’t like, I do everything in my power to resolve it to Mr. Trump’s benefit,” Cohen told ABC … [Read more...] about Inside the relationship of Trump and his ‘pit bull’ personal lawyer Michael Cohen — who’s now mired in the Stormy Daniels scandal and once said he would take a bullet for Trump
The Straits Times Could Malaysia be home to the world’s oldest (and undiscovered) person? A 150-year-old registrant on the Election Commission’s (EC) official website has raised eyebrows, after Democratic Action Party (DAP) Youth publicity secretary Abdul Aziz Isa questioned his existence on Facebook. On Mar 25, Aziz said he came across the details of the registered voter while looking through a list of voters on the EC website. According to the screenshot he provided, the registered voter’s birth date is listed as Jan 1, 1868. Free Malaysia Today reported that Aziz wrote in Malay: “If this information is valid as obtained, this means Malaysia has created a world record for having a 150-year-old citizen.” He also called for the EC to investigate and clarify if Malaysia indeed is home to the world’s oldest person. “Such a case raises the question of the legitimacy of the EC as an independent and fair polling body. “Do not let … [Read more...] about 150-year-old voter registered in Sarawak could be world’s oldest person – but is he even real?