8 Oct 2014

The Panel with Brian Edwards and Michelle Boag (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:33 pm on 8 October 2014

Topics - new research indicates acorns don't fall far from the tree at all. This is from Kings College London. Genes don't just influence your IQ, you inherit a lot else besides, and it determines how well you do in school, for a start. Researchers investigated 11,000 pairs of both identical and nonidentical twins born in the United Kingdom between 1994 and 1996. ISIS - they're on the doorstep of the Kurdish town of Kobane, the black flag's been raised on the edge of town; this is in Syria, near the border with Turkey. US airstrikes have proven ineffective in stoping them. And failing also to stop ISIS advancing on Baghdad. What should be done? The total lunar eclipse in the sky tonight, it'll turn the full moon bronzy-red for almost an hour. The Earth will get in the way of the sun for the moon, we'll cut off its light. The moon will slowly go dark and then eventually it will turn red, hence a blood moon.

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