Archive: 04/18/2011

Probing Question: Do we romanticize the Amish?

The clip clopping of horse hooves on a country lane. Barefoot children in straw hats and bonnets. Black buggies, barn raisings, and tables laden with pickles, casseroles and shoofly pie. These are the images ...

dateApr 18, 2011 in Other
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'William' most popular medieval name

(PhysOrg.com) -- A study of personal names recorded in a major English medieval record source has revealed that ‘William’ was by far the most common name among the men listed in it.

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The penultimate supper?

The Last Supper, which millions of Christians will mark on Maundy Thursday as Easter begins this week, actually took place on a Wednesday, a groundbreaking study is to reveal.

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Genetic mutation linked to lethal disease

Researchers have identified a genetic mutation found in the Ohio Amish population as the cause of a fatal developmental disease in fetuses and infants, according to research published in the April 8, 2011, issue of Science.

dateApr 18, 2011 in Genetics
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