Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Traditional babies' names make a come back

Traditional names such as Ruby, Lily, Amelia and Molly and Ava have made a come-back in the list of top names for children for 2008.

Both Rose and Connie have made it into a list of top 100 baby girls' names for the first time in years.
Rose leapt up more than 100 places to become the 96th most popular girl's name in 2008, up from 213th the year before. Read more>>

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

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Study of family trees uncovers fatherhood gene

Scientists discover the existence of a fatherhood gene

Men with lots of brothers are more likely to have sons than daughters, scientists claim after studying family trees dating back more than 400 years.

Researchers believe the study points to the existence of a fatherhood gene which determines whether men are likely to father boys or girls.

Even though they have not been able to identify the gene it is believed that eventaully it could lead to a test to determine the likely sex of offspring.

The inherited gene comes in one of three variations and affects the number of sperm carrying male or female chromosomes, they claim. Read more>>

Census to ask about citizenship

People are to be asked questions about their citizenship, national identity and mastery of English for the first time as part of the national census.

Ministers have said they plan to hold the next 10-yearly survey of the British population on 27 March 2011. Read more>>