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What’s Behind the Meteoric Rise of the Mandela Effect

Written by on October 8, 2018 in Mysteries, Quantum Physics, Reality Shift with 8 Comments
What’s Behind the Meteoric Rise of the Mandela Effect

We seem to be approaching ‘tipping point’ where it’s getting harder for scoffers to say there’s no such thing as the Mandela Effect / reality shifts / alternate histories. The term “Mandela Effect” originated with blogger Fiona Broome in 2010 after she attended a conference where many people talked with her about remembering how Nelson Mandela had died many years earlier–though official recorded history at that time indicated no such thing had actually occurred.

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First Evidence That Parents’ Life Choices May Change Kid’s DNA

Written by on June 7, 2015 in Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
First Evidence That Parents’ Life Choices May Change Kid’s DNA

For the first time, scientists have discovered a mechanism in humans that could explain how your lifestyle choices may impact your children and grandchildren’s genes. Mounting evidence suggests that environmental factors such as smoking, diet and stress, can leave their mark on the genes of your children and grandchildren. For example, girls born to Dutch women who were pregnant during a long famine at the end of the second world war had twice the usual risk of developing schizophrenia. Likewise, male mice that experience early life stress give rise to two generations of offspring that have increased depression and anxiety, despite being raised in a caring environment. This has puzzled many geneticists, as genetic information contained in sperm and eggs is not supposed to be affected by the environment, a principle called the August Weismann barrier.

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