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“All my life, my heart has sought a thing I cannot name. Remembered line from a long-forgotten poem…”

science-junkie:

If your friends feel like family, there’s a good reason for it
The truism that friends are the family you choose may be more accurate than you might suppose.
A study published on Monday found that people are apt to pick friends who are genetically similar to themselves - so much so that friends tend to be as alike at the genetic level as a person’s fourth cousin.
The findings were based on an examination of about 1.5 million markers of genetic variations in a group of nearly 2,000 people who had taken part in a long-running health study based in Massachusetts. The researchers compared people identified as friends to those who were not.
The study showed people were most similar to their friends in olfactory genes, which involve the sense of smell, and were least similar in relation to immune system genes.
"Olfactory genes have a straightforward explanation: People who like the same smells tend to be drawn to similar environments, where they meet others with the same tendencies," said one of the researchers, James Fowler, a professor of medical genetics and political science at the University of California, San Diego.
The study, published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, follows research released in May that found that people tended to choose spouses who have similar DNA.
Read more @reuters.com
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science-junkie:

If your friends feel like family, there’s a good reason for it

The truism that friends are the family you choose may be more accurate than you might suppose.

A study published on Monday found that people are apt to pick friends who are genetically similar to themselves - so much so that friends tend to be as alike at the genetic level as a person’s fourth cousin.

The findings were based on an examination of about 1.5 million markers of genetic variations in a group of nearly 2,000 people who had taken part in a long-running health study based in Massachusetts. The researchers compared people identified as friends to those who were not.

The study showed people were most similar to their friends in olfactory genes, which involve the sense of smell, and were least similar in relation to immune system genes.

"Olfactory genes have a straightforward explanation: People who like the same smells tend to be drawn to similar environments, where they meet others with the same tendencies," said one of the researchers, James Fowler, a professor of medical genetics and political science at the University of California, San Diego.

The study, published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, follows research released in May that found that people tended to choose spouses who have similar DNA.

Read more @reuters.com

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tackyshack:

Viserion & Rhaegal by garnatha on Flickr.I’ve said it many times but Gareth Nathan is creating some amazing small scale light paintings.  I’m amazed at his imagination and ground breaking techniques.

tackyshack:

Viserion & Rhaegal by garnatha on Flickr.

I’ve said it many times but Gareth Nathan is creating some amazing small scale light paintings. I’m amazed at his imagination and ground breaking techniques.

xxxbrianxxx:

Spinning wool in a tunnel in Portland, OR
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xxxbrianxxx:

Spinning wool in a tunnel in Portland, OR

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mrsempere:

Part urban explorer and part photographer, the artist named “/*synack*/” is among the elite when it comes to painting with light.

mrsempere:

Part urban explorer and part photographer, the artist named “/*synack*/” is among the elite when it comes to painting with light.

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tromtech:

Good Morning!      May you affect the world today, and not be effected by it.

tromtech:

Good Morning!      May you affect the world today, and not be effected by it.

elige:

Do you feel the rain, or are you just getting wet?

elige:

Do you feel the rain, or are you just getting wet?

(Source: dannykahtan)

We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are.. Or we can decide for ourselves.
— Chuck Palahniuk  (via elige)

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