World DNA Day celebrated April 25

World DNA Day is celebrated on April 25, 2015. DNA Day commemorates the day in 1953 when James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA. It celebrates the discovery and understanding of DNA and the scientific advances that understanding has made possible. In the United States, DNA Day was first celebrated on April 25, 2003 by proclamation of both the Senate[6] and the House of Representatives. … [Read more...]

World Population Day 2013, celebration on July 11

2013 Theme: Focus is on Adolescent Pregnancy   As the world population edged to 7 billion people in 2011 (up from 2.5 billion in 1950), it has had profound implications for development. A world of 7 billion is both a challenge and an opportunity with implications on sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment. In 1989, in its decision 89/46, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that, in order to focus attention … [Read more...]

‘Mitochondrial Eve’ ~ To be or not to be?

Mitochondrial Eve is estimated to have lived around 200,000 years ago, most likely in East Africa, when Homo sapiens sapiens (anatomically modern humans) were developing as a population distinct from other human sub-species. On the first day of 1987, a scientific “discovery” seized the attention of the popular press. The original scientific article that caused all the commotion — “Mitochondrial DNA and Human Evolution”— appeared in the January 1, 1987 issue of Nature, and was authored by … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Learning to be Human

    A Celebration of Women reminds all the Women of our World that especially during a time of recovery, it is critical to 'give yourself a break'; expressing self-love and kindness. Through that process you will give the World around YOU one, as well. As we say around here:  'Welcome to the Human Race'.     LEARNING TO BE HUMAN   Tu Wei-ming, “A Confucian Perspective on Learning to be Human” Confucian Thought: Selfhood as Creative Transformation (Albany: 1985), … [Read more...]

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