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Who’s Your Daddy?–The Paternity Testing Truck

Do you have a paternity testing emergency? Well, then, good news! There’s a mobile clinic in New York City that offers DNA matching tests: In what may be a first anywhere, a “Who’s Your Daddy” truck is cruising New York City selling DNA tests to people who want to confirm their child’s paternity or even whether [...]

Mountain Lion Makes Longest Recorded Journey Ever by a Land Mammal

DNA testing on a mountain lion killed on a road in Connecticut revealed that it had traveled 1,800 miles from South Dakota: According to scientists with the US Department of Agriculture, DNA taken from the mountain lion showed its genetic structure matched a population of cats native to the sparsely populated Black Hills region of South [...]

Carved Pumpkin May Hold Royal Blood

This gourd, dated 1793, was originally used to store gunpowder but may also have contained something much spookier. Carved into its surface are the words,“Maximilien Bourdaloue on January 21st, dipped his handkerchief in the blood of Louis XVI after his beheading.” It was not unusual in those days for people to dip their hankies in [...]