Julie Borg

Julie is a clinical psychologist and writer who lives in Dayton, Ohio. She reports on science and intelligent design for WORLD Magazine and WORLD Digital.

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How dads affect kids' brain function

Science
by Julie Borg
Posted 12/10/13, 03:05 pm

The absence of a father during childhood development may cause defects in a child’s brain structure that can lead to social and behavioral impairments, according to a new study conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

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Fossil finding shakes evolutionary theories

Science | Creationists question Darwinian explanations of a recent DNA discovery
by Julie Borg
Posted 12/07/13, 11:05 am

The baffling discovery of DNA evidence that does not fit with current theories of human evolution is causing scientists to rethink the whole story of human biological development, Juan Luis Arsuaga, a paleoanthropologist at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, told The New York Times this week.

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Turkey talk: White vs. dark meat, when to thaw, and other facts

Food
by Julie Borg
Posted 11/26/13, 07:45 pm

Before you chow down on your Thanksgiving dinner this year, here are some interesting turkey facts to chew on, brought to you by the wonderful world of science.

Why does the turkey have both dark and white meat? The dark meat of the thigh and drumstick is produced by myoglobin, a protein that binds oxygen to make it available for muscles that are used frequently. Because turkeys use their legs almost constantly, there is a greater concentration of myoglobin in these regions than in the less-used muscles of the breast.

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