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Joe Burrow calls his physical traits limited compared to other QB prospects

Joe Burrow calls his physical traits limited compared to other QB prospects

Sports
March 2 (UPI) -- Former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, but the Heisman Trophy winner believes his physical traits are "limited" compared to other quarterback prospects in the class. "I think it's my mental capacity in the game," Burrow said last week at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. "I prepare better than anybody else. My physical traits are limited compared to some of the guys here. Everyone can see it. "I have to be smarter. I have to prepare better and I have to know what's happening before it happens so I can play fast." Burrow chose not to participate in drills at the combine. Those drills included a 40-yard dash, throwing sessions, vertical jump and more. They also gave NFL teams exact times and measuremen...
Woolly mammoths, Neanderthals had similar genetic traits

Woolly mammoths, Neanderthals had similar genetic traits

Science
April 8 (UPI) -- Woolly mammoths and Neanderthals shared similar genetic traits, according to a new study. Researchers suggest the similar genes allowed both mammals to thrive in cold environs. Both species can trace their lineage to Africa, but woolly mammoths first emerged in Eurasia some 600,000 years ago, while Neanderthals emerged in Europe and spread into Eurasia around 450,000 years ago. Scientists at Tel Aviv University, who recently compared the genomes of the mammals, suspect their shared environs explain the similar genetic traits. Neanderthals were highly-skilled humans that lived alongside -- and interbred with -- Homo sapiens for thousands of years. Their adaptability allowed them to spread across much of Europe and Eurasia, but the latest research suggests they possessed g...
These really bad habits and traits will stop you from reaching your financial goals

These really bad habits and traits will stop you from reaching your financial goals

Finance
While people start out with good intentions and set their sights on meeting various financial goals, many never achieve them and instead fail miserably. Here are nine bad habits that will hinder investors from reaching their financial success. 1. Failing to plan. Lacking a financial plan means you have no focus and you can easily be swayed. A recent study by the University of Scranton revealed that 92 percent of people who do not achieve their goal fail as a result of lack of planning. People who do not plan for how to manage their money and who lack a budget are vulnerable to impulse buying, overspending and making other unw...
Scientists find more modern human traits influenced by Neandertal DNA

Scientists find more modern human traits influenced by Neandertal DNA

Science
Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Researchers have identified several new traits in modern humans that are influenced by Neandertal genes.Roughly 2 percent of the modern human genome is inherited from Neandertals. Previous studies have linked Neandertal DNA with a handful of modern diseases and immunity, proof our closest ancestors continue to impact our physiology.Now a new study, published this week in the American Journal of Human Genetics, suggests Neandertal DNA also influences traits unrelated to disease, including skin tone, hair color, sleep patterns and mood.Researchers surveyed the genomic data of 112,000 participants in the UK Biobank pilot study, searching for connections between genetic variations, or alleles, inherited from Neandertals and traits related to physical appearance.The analysis con...
New map reveals personality traits of communities across the United States

New map reveals personality traits of communities across the United States

Science
July 5 (UPI) -- Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have created a new interactive map revealing the well-being and personality traits of communities across the United States.The map is the culmination of five years of compiling and analyzing Twitter data. Researchers mined more than 37 billion publicly shared, geo-tagged tweets for evidence of personality traits like openness and extraversion.Researchers reinforced the Twitter analysis with government-reported socioeconomic and health data like rates of unemployment and heart-disease mortality. Scientists organized the information for further analysis and comparisons using county boundaries.The newly published map is the grand finale of the World Well-Being Project."The World Well-Being Project was established on the idea that we...