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Ozzy Osbourne's Genome Reveals Some Neanderthal Lineage 151

ByOhTek writes "CNN reports that in July, rocker Ozzy Osbourne became one of few to submit his blood to have his full genome sequenced and analyzed. The results are in, and it turns out his genome reveals some Neanderthal lineage. What does Ozzie have to say about it? 'I was curious, given the swimming pools of booze I've guzzled over the years - not to mention all of the cocaine, morphine, sleeping pills, cough syrup, LSD, Rohypnol... there's really no plausible medical reason why I should still be alive. Maybe my DNA could say why,' he wrote."

The First Photograph of a Human 138

wiredog writes "The Atlantic has a brief piece on what is likely to be the first photograph (a daguerreotype) showing a human. From the article: 'In September, Krulwich posted a set of daguerreotypes taken by Charles Fontayne and William Porter in Cincinnati 162 years ago, on September 24, 1848. Krulwich was celebrating the work of the George Eastman House in association with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Using visible-light microscopy, the George Eastman House scanned several plates depicting the Cincinnati Waterfront so that scholars could zoom in and study the never-before-seen details.'"

Comment Re:Is this a Godwin-invoking comment? (Score 1) 764

You make a good point that the next World War or Great Depression remains inconceivable to most of us despite either one or both playing out in the next 50 years having a high probability (we may even be in the beginning stages of a Great Depression and just not know it yet). While we agree on that subject, we may disagree about Starbucks being overpriced.

More so than overpriced (because I would gladly pay three dollars for a real latte and another dollar to tip a real barista), Starbucks is oversized, substandard, and inauthentic. This is what a real latte looks like. Oscillating waves of crema and microfoam bring out the subtle flavors of the coffee (a perfect pull will taste as good as it smells) and the sweetness of the milk (you don't need to add a syrup or sweetener when milk is properly textured). Starbucks becomes unpalatable once you've been to a real espresso bar like Espresso Vivace in Seattle. You know, I wouldn't consume a Starbucks beverage if given to me for free (haven't been there in years and the last time I bought juice). Honestly, you would have to pay me to drink that shit. Hmm, so maybe we do agree that Starbucks is overpriced. :-)

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