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Pearl Harbor Remembered: Brave Survivors Return 75 Years Later

Even after 75 years, December 7, 1941, the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, remains a date that lives in infamy. Gunner’s Mate Third Class Donald Stratton survived the attack. He and another 3 of the last 5 survivors from the U.S.S. Arizona returned to Pearl Harbor for the 75th anniversary ceremonies on December Read More

Assassin’s Creed and Genetic Memory: Science-Based or Total Fiction?

The highly anticipated movie Assassin’s Creed relies on the premise that memories can actually be transmitted across generations through DNA, just like the video game on which it’s based. In the movie, the protagonist experiences the memories of a 15th-century assassin ancestor and gains the knowledge and skills to battle an age-old enemy in the present day. While this sounds like a Read More

How Does An AncestryDNA Test Work?

An AncestryDNA test is simple. You order a kit, send in your saliva sample, and voila. You get an email weeks later telling you when your results are ready. Those results reveal your ethnicity estimate, people you may be related to, and new details about your unique family history. But how does an AncestryDNA test actually work? Read More

The Perfect Holiday Gift for Everyone on Your List

Finding the perfect gift can be daunting. But it doesn’t have to be difficult. We’ve rounded up the hottest gifts of 2016 to make everyone on your list feel like a kid on Christmas morning. Quick tip: An AncestryDNA kit, which over 2.5 million people have taken to reveal their ethnic origins and discover unknown cousins is perfect Read More

7 Things to Talk About Around the Holiday Table (Besides Politics)

I was thinking the other day, “Thank goodness the elections will be over before the holidays.” Then I realized we won’t have the elections, but we’ll have the results. Which means somebody’s going to be even madder than they were before, while somebody else is gloating. In the interest of preserving peace and family bonds Read More

8 Most Over-the-Top Gifts in History

What do you get the person who has everything this season? Is there such a thing as “too extravagant”? Not for celebs like Beyoncé, who receive gifts like a 12.5-acre island worth a cool $20 million without missing a beat. If you’ve got someone in your life, who like Queen Bey, seems to have it all, we’ve got your jaw-dropping inspiration right here. Read More