Category: Research

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A Bitcoin for a Million Bucks – Any Takers?

For a start here is a quick reminder of a few extraordinary financial bubbles from history: February 3, 1637 – In the Netherlands a single tulip bulb sold for 5,200 guilders which that time would have been ‘sufficient to purchase one of the grandest homes on the most fashionable canal in Amsterdam for cash, complete with a coach house and an 80-ft (25-m) garden … Read More A Bitcoin for a Million Bucks – Any Takers?

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Do It Yourself DNA Profiling – Part 3

Welcome to the third and final part of this series. This excerpt is also from Book Two, Chapter 7 – Polymerase Chain Reaction in The Sex Tourist: To get the murderer’s STR markers, my main hope is in the PCR product from his sperms. The PCR product from the little piece of dirt under Lily’s fingernails is my second best chance. I’m testing them … Read More Do It Yourself DNA Profiling – Part 3

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Telepathy in Fraternal Twins

The original title of my 2 books in 1 novel, THE SEX TOURIST, is SORORAL BONDS. In this book the two main ‘characters’ (and authors) are non-identical twins. In the beginning of Book Two one of them experiences twin telepathy. Female non-identical twins should be called sororal twins (soror is for sister in Latin). Non-identical twins are called fraternal twins, but this is correct … Read More Telepathy in Fraternal Twins

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Is the Nordic Model Good for the World?

In Sweden the so called ‘Nordic Model’, where buyers of sex are criminalized but sellers of sex are not, certainly made a difference. According to Wikipedia the number of women selling sex and the number of men purchasing sex in that country significantly dropped in the past 20 years. Several countries followed Sweden: so far Finland, Iceland, Norway, Canada, Northern Ireland and France passed … Read More Is the Nordic Model Good for the World?

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Budapest – Turkish Influence in the Hungarian Capital

The city of Budapest was founded in 1873 by the unification of three smaller ones: Buda, Pest and Obuda. 20% of Hungary’s population currently resides in the capital, and their customs have been influenced by other nations over many centuries. The written history of the area extends as far back as 35BC, when it was under the leadership of the Romans. In 1526, the … Read More Budapest – Turkish Influence in the Hungarian Capital

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That Twin Connection – Are Fraternal Twins able to Relate?

There are two different types of twins, identical and fraternal. Identical, or monozygotic, twins are the result of one egg being fertilized and then splitting in two. Identical twins have the same DNA and normally look very much alike. They are always of the same gender. The majority of twins are fraternal, however, meaning they are not identical even though they may actually look … Read More That Twin Connection – Are Fraternal Twins able to Relate?

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DNA Profiling – Fingerprinting of the Cells

Our DNA is the building blocks of our cells and 99.9% of all humans are the same. The 0.1% that is different, however, is enough to ensure that everybody’s internal and external characteristics will be completely unique. Identical twins, because they shared an egg, are the only people that can have the exact same DNA composition.