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The study, published in journal Scientific Reports, found that genetics accounted for 51% of the difference in whether young people chose to go to university and 57% of the difference in quality of the chosen university. The results were based on studying 3,000 pairs of twins from the UK as well as 3,000 genotyped individuals.
“For centuries, it was believed that disabled people like me were living under a curse that was inflicted by God. Well, I suppose it's possible that I've upset someone up there, but I prefer to think that everything can be explained another way, by the laws of nature,” he wrote in the chapter titled “Is There a God?”
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has opened the possibility of extending the one-year transition period in an effort to unblock talks stalled on the thorny issue of the Irish border. The offer was revealed on the day British PM Theresa May is to meet her 27 EU counterparts in Brussels to discuss the talks that are at an impasse.
Anna Burns is the first writer from Northern Ireland to win the 50,000-pound ($66,000) prize, which is open to English-language authors from around the world. The 56-year-old Belfast-born novelist said she was "stunned'' to have won. Burns said her books took a long time to complete, and she has often struggled financially since her first novel, "No Bones,'' was released in 2001.
Just 117 kms from the Irish capital Dublin, the Holyhead port's future will depend on how any Brexit deal affects two borders — the one between EU member state Ireland and Britain and the one between Northern Ireland and mainland Britain. The concern is that companies will start finding alternative trade routes for goods travelling between Ireland and continental Europe to avoid Britain after Brexit.
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday insisted a Brexit deal was "still achievable" despite differences with the EU, but warned against any attempt to "trap" the UK in a permanent Customs Unions. "We cannot agree to anything that threatens the integrity of our United Kingdom," May said, commenting on the Irish border issue.
Kensington Palace says the couple has "appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public." The announcement comes as Harry and Markle arrived in Sydney at the start of a 16-day visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.