#2 Don’t wait until you know who you are to get started :)
Heads-up: The Leonid meteor shower peaks tonight (at midnight for us and our fellow west-coasters).
During the height of this year’s shower, experts expect to see roughly 15 to 20 meteors per hour, though such predictions have been known to be off by quite a bit. And while that number is much lower than in some years — the Leonid, in its prime, involves more than 1,000 meteors per hour — the conditions this year look to be optimal, with a crescent moon that will have descended below the horizon by the time the shower reaches its peak.
The comet Tempel-Tuttel is the source of the meteors; its relative position to Earth makes it appear that the meteors are coming from the constellation Leo, hence the name Leonid.
P.S. Hi Soo!
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Tonight - ‘Leonid’ meteor shower!!! peaks at midnight - cross ur fingers for clear skies… hope yall get a chance to wish upon a falling meteor :)
This is called microchimerism:
This line of research, says rheumatologist J. Lee Nelson, coauthor of the study, “suggests we need a new paradigm of the biological self” and how it is formed. We think of ourselves as the product of two biological parents and a one-time roll of the genetic dice. That, says Nelson, appears to be wrong: In the womb, we may also pick up the DNA of older siblings left over from their stay, or of a fetal twin who never made it to daylight. In the course of our lives, we may take on the DNA of the sons we bear, or even of the sons we conceived and miscarried. And that DNA can stay with us long after our big brothers have moved on and our sons have grown up and moved away.
Incredible. [And, whoa, what does it mean that I might be carrying my older brother’s DNA? —S.]
This seems pretty cool to me! I would’ve had a twin brother but the died at birth and I never got to know him but now it looks like he might always be with me!!!? :D