May 5, 2016

DNA Analysis Reveals How The Irish Became Who They Are

While many see immigration as detrimental to a nation’s progress, scientists understand that a massive influx of foreign people has the opposite effect. In a recent study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Irish scientists showed one way in which immigration spurred some of the country’s most important cultural advancements. The transition… [Read more…]

I Recommend: Acorn TV – The Best In British Drama

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love a good British drama. I’ve been a subscriber to Acorn TV for a couple years now and it’s the best entertainment investment I ever made. At $4.99/mo in the US and Canada, how can you beat that? If you sign up now you get the first month free. Honestly though, so many of the programs are really addicting and they add new shows all the time.

acorn tv, british entertainment, Here are some of the most popular shows this month on Acorn TV. Are you as intrigued by history as much as I am? If so, make sure you look at the documentary section of the listings.

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Linkpendium – A Site Filled With Genealogical Links To Keep You Busy For A Lifetime

Often overlooked, but not without tremendous value for all genealogists, is the site named Linkpendium. If you’ve not yet visited the site, I think you will be pleasantly amazed at the constantly updated and organized lists of links created and maintained by Karen and Brian Leverich. If you think I’m kidding about this database keeping you busy for a lifetime, I’m not. There are 10,406,927 links for you to explore, so if you start right now, you may be done by the next century.

At up to 455 exabytes on a single gram, DNA storage could create mankind’s permanent record

In the era of cloud storage and ever-recoverable user accounts, the idea of data just “disappearing” can seem downright odd. The EU has had to pass Right to be Forgotten legislation just to require companies to work to make it possible for data to go away. Yet given the sheer volume of data… [Read more…]

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