Science Times Jacqueline Mroz, New York Times 3:40 pm PDT, Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Eve Wiley, who learned, through DNA testing, that her biological father was her mother's fertility doctor, at her home in Dallas, July 2, 2019. With the advent of widespread consumer DNA testing, instances in which fertility specialists decades ago secretly used their own sperm for artificial insemination have begun to surface with some regularity. less Eve Wiley, who learned, through DNA testing, that her biological father was her mother's fertility doctor, at her home in Dallas, July 2, 2019. With the advent of widespread consumer DNA testing, instances in ... more Photo: Allison V. Smith, NYT Photo: Allison V. Smith, NYT Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 Eve Wiley, who learned, … [Read more...] about Their moms chose donor sperm. The doctors used their own.
Just what the doctor ordered
Urquhart Castle, situated on the banks of the iconic Loch Ness, is one of Scotland’s most visited attractions. With dramatic ruins steeped in more than 1,000 years of history and plenty to do in the surrounding areas, Urquhart Castle is a must-see destination for visitors and locals alike. What’s the history of Urquhart Castle?One of the largest castles in Scotland by area with ruins dating back to the 13th-16th centuries, Urquhart Castle is soaked in history.The backdrop of some of Scotland’s most dramatic historic chapters, it offers visitors an insight into the medieval life and events that took place on its grounds.The castle bore witness to the Scottish Wars of Independence, when the Scottish and English armies battled for control of the castle. In 1306, Robert the Bruce took charge of Urquhart Castle after becoming King of Scots, and it was held as a royal castle even after his death.In fact, Urquhart was the only Highland castle to hold out against the … [Read more...] about Urquhart Castle: why visit, how to get there and what to see
Indian election officials check polling material and Electronic Voting Machines at a distribution centre in Hyderabad on April 10, 2019.—AFP Photo Narendra Modi The Indian Prime Minister is up for re-election and as of now the frontrunner to retain power. But he is also arguably the most polarising – and powerful -- political leader in India since the Late Indira Gandhi. Having led the BJP to a massive 283 seats on its own (well over 300 with allies) in the 2014 elections – the first time a single party won a majority on its own in 30 years -- Modi, 68, has spent the past five years leaving his imprimatur on the Indian body politic. For his admirers and supporters, or bhakts (devotees) as they are known, he has been just what the doctor ordered. A muscular approach towards dealing with Islamist terror emanating from Pakistan, an integrationist approach towards the conflict-hit state of Jammu & Kashmir and providing a corruption-free administration … [Read more...] about India election: Major political personalities in the fray
Whit Cook shares his favorite hot spots on West 3rd Street in Los Angeles: As a New Yorker, I think of Los Angeles as being very spread out. Then again, every city in America is spread out compared to Manhattan. For the most part, I actually like its spread, and even the driving sometimes, too—sans traffic. It’s no surprise, though, that I find myself craving the walkability of New York whenever I’m visiting its West Coast counterpart. After all, life is much easier and more enjoyable when everything you need is within walking distance. So, you can imagine my delight when I recently happened upon this exact combination, an easy to navigate neighborhood that still has a plethora of options and that diverse LA vibe: East meets West Third. I was fortunate enough to visit LA’s West Third Street neighborhood this fall and can say from first-hand experience over three packed days of activities that this neighborhood is one of these aforementioned rarities. Its … [Read more...] about The Best Things To Do, See and Eat in LA’s West 3rd Street
By Howie Carr | [email protected] | Boston HeraldPUBLISHED: December 31, 2018 at 5:38 pm | UPDATED: January 1, 2019 at 9:11 am It’s official — the fake Indian has tossed her war bonnet into the ring. She wants to be the next Great White Father. For many moons, we have known that this announcement about her “exploratory committee” was coming. But still, the timing does seem a bit inauspicious. I mean, New Year’s Eve? Since buffalo roamed the plains, most braves and squaws spend-um New Year’s Eve stocking their teepees and wigwams with firewater and cold crab omelet, or sending out smoke signals looking for papoose-sitters for the festivities. In other words, nobody’s paying attention to the news. But maybe that’s part of the fake Indian’s strategy, considering that her core constituencies — the pampered pukes at the Times and the Globe — have already told her to go take her act on the political Trail of … [Read more...] about Howie Carr: Go ahead, Elizabeth Warren, make Trump’s day!