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New Breed of Moms Traditional views of Mom tend to be filled with all things sweet and loving. But there's another breed of moms that aren't all fresh-baked cookies and warm milk.
May 25, 2012 Male contraception may be a possibility thanks in part to a discovery of a new key reproductive gene critical for production of healthy sperm, suggests Scottish scientists credited with the discovery. Researchers from Edinburgh University are hopeful their study, which involved mice, could lead to a new type of male birth control that doesn’t disrupt the production of hormones, something which often causes side effects such as mood swings.
May 25, 2012 Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A group of researchers from McMaster University have found a new drug that can kill cancer stem cells in humans while avoiding the toxic side effects of other traditional cancer treatments.
May 29, 2012 Image Credit: Koubachi AG Houseplants and patio gardens alike can bring an element of natural beauty to any living space. The tricky part, however, is keeping these plants alive, especially if you live in a climate notorious for killer summers.
May 27, 2012 Image Caption: A flute from the site of Geissenkloesterle made from mammoth ivory. Credit: Oxford University According to a new paper published in the latest edition of the Journal of Human Evolution , researchers from Germany and the UK claim that they have identified the oldest known musical instruments on Earth. The research, conducted by experts from Oxford University and Tuebingen University , used carbon dating to discover that flutes crafted from the bones of birds and ivory from mammoth tusks were from between 42,000 and 43,000 years old, BBC News reported on Friday. The flutes, which were used by the Aurignacian culture of the Upper Paleolithic period, were originally discovered at Geissenkloesterle Cave in southern Germany by a team lead by Tuebingen Professor Nick Conard back in 2009.
May 26, 2012 A trip to the hospital to deal with a kidney stone wound up being a life-changing event for a Denver, Colorado man, who learned in the emergency room that he was actually a woman. That man, Steve Crecelius, was a photographer who had been married for 25 years and was the father of six children when an ultrasound revealed that he was actually female during that hospital visit five years ago, Ashley Jennings of ABC News and Rheana Murray of the New York Daily News reported this week. After hearing the news, he decided to begin living as a woman.
May 24, 2012 Computer security experts at McAfee Labs are reporting a surge of malware on Google’s Android mobile operating system and are advising that PC users should be watching their desktops and laptops more closely than ever for malware and trojans, writes Rachel King for ZD Net . McAfee’s threat report for the first quarter of 2011 highlights that PC malware has reached its highest levels in four years. The primary attacks were increases in rootkits and password stealers, the latter of which round out to nearly approximately 1 million new samples in Q1 2012. Overall, McAfee Labs reported more than 75 million malware samples by the end of last year.
By Mark Gross, with Devorah Bloom, DCL In my previous column, Understanding Content Conversion: Unfortunately, There’s No ‘Easy’ Button , I examined the various areas that trip up the eBook conversion process –special characters, tables, hyphenations, and so on. This column follows on that theme, based on a question from a consultant with a major consulting firm: While writers don’t maliciously introduce problems into the documents they create, they are the source of many conversion challenges. “…I am researching the time it takes on average to convert from PDF to EPUB , including the time it takes to edit the ‘rough’ EPUB file created by the automated conversion to clean up the formatting errors, resulting in a ‘clean’ EPUB suitable for display on an eReader device.
Yahoo announced on Sunday that it has replaced CEO Scott Thompson, who had been embroiled in a public relations maelstrom following revelations that his resume was padded, with Ross Levinsohn as interim CEO. Fred Amoroso also replaces Roy Bostock, who has stepped down from his role as non-executive chairman. The Web company released a statement on Sunday saying that Thompson had "left the company" and will be replaced by former global media chief Levinsohn effective immediately.
Robert Gene dies of natural cause A 67 year old man died of natural causes while getting lap dances at a Texas strip club on Friday night it has been revealed. Robert Gene got multiple lap dances during his time at the Red Parrot in El Paso, however according to KVIA when the time came to pay the employees at the strip club found him to be unresponsive.
Rudy Eugene is seen in an undated mug shot / Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner (CBS/WFOR/AP) MIAMI - Miami police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the bizarre scene of a naked man biting the face of another nearly naked man on Saturday to come forward, reports CBS Miami . Pictures: Fla. police identify "face-eating" naked man An officer came across the men on the MacArthur Causeway shortly after 2 p.m., when police responded to a 911 call about two naked men fighting on a bike path near the Miami Herald building. The officer tried to stop the fight and ordered the assailant to stop chewing on the other man's face.
(MoneyWatch) Security software company Symantec ( SYMC ) has released its Internet Security Threat report for 2011 , and it is packed with interesting information about the relative risks of online activity. Perhaps the most fascinating part of the report is in the review of malicious code trends , which lists the 10 most dangerous categories of Websites. These categories of sites don't reflect the total number of infected sites; rather, they represent the kind of sites that tend to be the most infected per URL. Here they are in order of danger: Blogs and Web communications Hosting and personal hosted sites Business and economy Education and reference Technology Entertainment and music Automotive Health and medicine Porn According to Symantec, 20 percent of all blog and Web communication sites are infected with malicious code, 15 percent of hosting sites are infected, and 10 percent of business and economy sites.
I have a number of super-successful Silicon Valley clients who dress in ripped denim, Vans shoes and t-shirts. They are worth hundreds of millions, even more, but it's a status symbol to dress like you're homeless to attend board meetings.Conversely, I have worked with trash-hauling company executives who dress in suits and ties every day of the week. And this contrast shows the dramatic shift that has occurred in business attire in recent years, as each industry has developed its own rules. So how do you learn the rules? Back in the early 1990s, as a young exec, I read Dress for Success by John T. Molloy.
John Paulson is making an investment of $75 million in the initial public offering of MGM Resorts International's (NYSE: MGM [FREE Stock Trend Analysis] ) MGM China casino operation. The venture, which is co-owed by MGM Resorts and Hong Kong businesswoman Pansy Ho, has received just shy of $200 million from four large investors - including Paulson. Naturally, dealmaker Kirk Kerkorian is investing $50 million through his private holding company, Trancinda Corp. Macau is a gaming and tourist attraction in China that generates nearly four times the annual revenue of Las Vegas. Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN ) has announced its push to double down in Macau.