THE youngest royal baby has been named Prince Louis Arthur Charles Cambridge. But who was Lord Louis Mountbatten - the apparent inspiration behind the name? We reveal all... Who was Louis Mountbatten? Lord Mountbatten was born Prince Louis of Battenberg in Windsor on June 25, 1900. During the First World War Lord Mountbatten served at sea with the Royal Navy. He later commanded the destroyer HMS Kelly when it was sunk off the coast of Crete by Nazis during the Second World War. Lord Mountbatten was then appointed Chief of Combined Operations and was responsible for the botched Dieppe raid of August 1942. He later became the Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command, and in 1945 he received the Japanese surrender before being persuaded by Prime Minister Clement Attlee to serve as the last Viceroy of India. The job involved overseeing the transition of British India to independence with the aim of creating united India. Lord Mountbatten returned … [Read more...] about Who was Louis Mountbatten, was royal baby Prince Louis named after him and where does he fit in the royal family tree?
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Consumer genetic-testing services are wrestling with a new threat to users’ privacy: detectives hauling a dragnet through their DNA.In April, investigators arrested a suspect in the decades-old case of the Golden State Killer after sifting through online genetic data. The arrest has set off one of the most vigorous recent debates about privacy in the digital age. A growing number of services say they can use a simple swab of a consumer’s genetic material to find long-lost family members or detect early warning signs of disease—and millions of users have eagerly shared their samples. But there has been little public discussion of where that data is stored, how it will be used beyond its initial applications and who can access it.To help track down the alleged Golden State Killer, investigators matched DNA from a crime scene to genetic data belonging to the suspect’s relatives that was posted on an open-source genealogy website. Those methods have raised … [Read more...] about DNA Detectives Are Searching for Killers in Your Family Tree
The fossilised remains of a small lizard discovered in rock from the Italian Alps has shaken up the evolutionary family tree of reptiles and shed new light on the survivors of the most devastating mass extinction the world ever faced, researchers say. Thought to have lived in the triassic period, about 240 million years ago, the creature, known as Megachirella wachtleri, has been unveiled as the oldest known member of a group of reptiles known as squamates – which includes lizards, snakes and peculiar legless creatures known as worm lizards. Researchers say the finding not only sheds light on what the last common ancestor of such creatures would likely have looked like, but reveals that squamates probably appeared far earlier that previously thought, and survived one of the planet’s greatest catastrophes. “All lizards and snakes are descendants from Megachirella or a Megachirella-like lizard,” said Dr Massimo Bernardi, co-author of the study from the … [Read more...] about World’s oldest lizard fossil forces rethink of reptile family tree
Dundee People by Amy Hall May 25, 2018, 6:01 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A miracle baby, a surprise engagement and a beautiful christening. All in just one year for this happy couple! Kayleigh Petrie, 22, and Aaron Ogilvie, 23, met when they were just 11 at the carnival but the pair only became a couple after Kayleigh picked Aaron up from a night out just over four years ago. Aaron, an auxiliary worker, said: “From the night that Kayleigh picked me up we were together, although it took me months to officially ask her out!” Three years later the pair were shocked to find out that Kayleigh was pregnant after originally being told that a natural conception would not be possible. Kayleigh, a social care worker, said: “We didn’t expect me to get pregnant as I was told I couldn’t have children because I have endometriosis. “However, I did fall pregnant naturally and I even had to cancel an … [Read more...] about Little Oak becomes the latest branch of Dundee family tree
Charles Aznavour center in Yerevan will present Aznavour's family tree, the official website of Charles Aznavour center reported. According to the source, the first room will introduce the history of the Aznavour family by means of a video projection of a sand animation. In the second room, a reconstruction of the inside of a ship will make us share the experience Knar, Mamigon and Aïda, the parents and sister of Charles Aznavour, lived through their journey that took them from Constantinople to Thessaloniki and then Marselles. Vintage luggage will illustrate the journey. A reconstruction of their first apartment in Paris will be done in the third room. Animations with childhood pictures, first concerts photos and costumes will be presented.Follow NEWS.am STYLE on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram … [Read more...] about Charles Aznavour’s family tree will appear in Yerevan-based Aznavour Center