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Scientists spur some activity in brains of slaughtered pigs
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Published in 18-4-2019
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NEW YORK (AP) Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death.

The brains could not think or sense anything, researchers stressed. By medical standards "this is not a living brain," said Nenad Sestan of the Yale School of Medicine, one of the researcher ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Tick, tick, tick: Alaska braces for invading parasites
Technology
Published in 18-4-2019
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Health and wildlife officials are taking steps to prepare for potentially dangerous parasites that could gain a foothold because of Alaska's warming climate.

Non-native ticks represent a threat to wildlife and people because they can carry and transmit pathogens, said Micah Hahn, an assistant professor of environmental health with the Institute for Circumpola ...>>

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California dispute threatens plan to protect Colorado River
Technology
Published in 18-4-2019
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) A dispute between two major California water agencies is threatening to derail a hard-won agreement designed to protect a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West.

The Imperial Irrigation District, the largest single recipient of Colorado River water, on Tuesday sued a Los Angeles water utility that agreed to contribute most of California's share o ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Wild bee species critical to pollination on the decline
Technology
Published in 18-4-2019
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinizing everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University of New Hampshire wanted to understand if the documented declines hitting honeybees and bumblebees were also taking a toll on the lesser studied bee species in New Hampshire.

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 18-4-2019
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Putin outlines ambitious Arctic expansion program
Technology
Published in 10-4-2019
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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia's foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure facilities and expand an icebreaker fleet.

Speaking at the Arctic forum in St. Petersburg attended by leaders of Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, Putin said that Russia plans to ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Turkey denies Aegean dolphin deaths linked to navy drill
Technology
Published in 10-4-2019
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Turkey's military has sought to defend itself against accusations from a Greek marine conservation group that its naval exercises have been behind a recent spike in the number of dolphin deaths.

The military posted on Twitter on Tuesday a video and photographs of dolphins happily accompanying vessels during naval exercises.

On Monday, Greece's Archip ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
These 'eggs' are spying on whooping cranes to boost survival
Technology
Published in 10-4-2019
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) Scientists are using fake eggs to spy on whooping cranes in hopes of learning why some chicks die in the egg, while others hatch.

Data gathered by the spy eggs could help biologists in Louisiana and Canada preserve the endangered long-legged birds, which have made a tenuous rebound after dwindling almost to extinction in the 1940s.

"It's a fascinating way of ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Woman lived to 99 with most organs on wrong side of body
Technology
Published in 10-4-2019
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SALEM, Ore. (AP) Rose Marie Bentley was an avid swimmer, raised five kids, helped her husband run a feed store, and lived to the ripe age of 99. It was only after she died that medical students discovered that all her internal organs except for her heart were in the wrong place.

The discovery of the rare condition, which was presented this week to a conference of anatomists, was astou ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 10-4-2019
    886 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Putin outlines ambitious Arctic expansion program
Technology
Published in 10-4-2019
    178 Visits

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia's foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure facilities and expand an icebreaker fleet.

Speaking at the Arctic forum in St. Petersburg attended by leaders of Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, Putin said that Russia plans to ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Turkey denies Aegean dolphin deaths linked to navy drill
Technology
Published in 10-4-2019
    321 Visits

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Turkey's military has sought to defend itself against accusations from a Greek marine conservation group that its naval exercises have been behind a recent spike in the number of dolphin deaths.

The military posted on Twitter on Tuesday a video and photographs of dolphins happily accompanying vessels during naval exercises.

On Monday, Greece's Archip ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
These 'eggs' are spying on whooping cranes to boost survival
Technology
Published in 10-4-2019
    85 Visits

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Scientists are using fake eggs to spy on whooping cranes in hopes of learning why some chicks die in the egg, while others hatch.

Data gathered by the spy eggs could help biologists in Louisiana and Canada preserve the endangered long-legged birds, which have made a tenuous rebound after dwindling almost to extinction in the 1940s.

"It's a fascinating way of ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Woman lived to 99 with most organs on wrong side of body
Technology
Published in 10-4-2019
    307 Visits

SALEM, Ore. (AP) Rose Marie Bentley was an avid swimmer, raised five kids, helped her husband run a feed store, and lived to the ripe age of 99. It was only after she died that medical students discovered that all her internal organs except for her heart were in the wrong place.

The discovery of the rare condition, which was presented this week to a conference of anatomists, was astou ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 10-4-2019
    996 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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