New genetic links to same-sex sexuality found in huge study

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CHICAGO (AP) | The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay.

The genome-wide research on DNA from nearly half a million U.S. and U.K. adults identified five genetic variants not previously linked with gay or lesbian sexuality.

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Art 101: Botanical Art

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April showers have brought May flowers! Throughout history, botanists and artists have drawn and painted pictures of plants to help others identify them. The results blended science and aesthetics to create a unique art form. This month learn about the fascinating history of botanical art and create a painting that is both beautiful and accurate. Registration Required. Register online at ocls.info or call 407.835.7323. Ages 15 and up.

Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous

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Meet Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur yet discovered — larger than T. rex — and hear the incredible story of how this prehistoric giant was almost lost to science, before being brought back to light with the help of a remarkable young paleontologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim.

With amazing video recreating the lost world of the Cretaceous-era Sahara, Ibrahim will tell the story of Spinosaurus’ discovery, loss, and rediscovery, and explain what — other than its size — makes this ancient monster unique.

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The Wonderful World of Wanzie: Thank God for the Godless!

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On Thursday January 11, 2016, scientists announced they had finally discovered “Gravity Waves,” which Albert Einstein insisted existed exactly 100 years ago when in 1916 he formally presented his Theory of Relativity. It took a full century for the science to catch up to the vision and brilliance of Einstein’s magnificent mind, but as of mere weeks ago, his hundred year-old “theory” is no longer that. It has been proven. It is fact.

Now, I ask you: What do Albert Einstein,Elton John, John Lennon, Emma Thompson, Billy Joel, James Cameron, Sir Ian McKellen, Kathy Griffin, Woody Allen, Warren Buffet, George Carlin, Carl Sagan, Richard Strauss, Christopher Hitchens, Bill Maher, Mark Zukerberg, Steven Wozniak, Steven Hawking and Michael Wanzie all have in common?

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Gay men more likely to develop skin cancer, study says

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According to an American Academy of Dermatology study, gay as well as bisexual men are twice as likely to develop skin cancer than straight men.

The study proposes that the doubled statistic is due to the fact that the high-risk group is more likely to partake in artificial tanning. This correlation, however, is not certain.

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Scientists say older brothers make men more likely to be gay

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Did your big brother make you gay?

Men who have older male siblings are more likely to be gay, researchers at Brock University in Ontario have found, and it has nothing to do with being treated like the baby in the family.

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