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Dwight Howard pictures: Dwight Howard aids Alabama tornado cleanup

Dwight Howard pictures: Dwight Howard aids Alabama tornado cleanup
Pro wrestlers no longer with us Former professional wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died Tuesday night at the age of 54, becoming the third pro wrestler to pass away this year. The Ultimate Warrior, who legally changed his name to Warrior but was born Jim Hellwig, joins Big Daddy V... The Ultimate Warrior dead at 54 One of the most iconic and best known wrestlers of the past 25 years The Ultimate Warrior — who legally changed him name to Warrior and was born Jim Hellwig — passed away on Tuesday night. Pro wrestlers no longer with us Hit-and-run truck sought in Brevard death The driver of this pickup towing a trailer late Sunday in Cocoa is sought for questioning by the Florida Highway Patrol. Vampires, nudists, snakes: Nobody does wacky like Florida Last week, news broke that a congressional candidate in Gainesville had a secret pastime: impersonating vampires. Gardiner's Coast to Coast bike trail becomes trade bait Lake Brantley vs. It could go one inning. If you go: Orlando Predators vs.

Massachusetts tornado survivors grieve losses Tina Susman AP Photo/Elise AmendolaJoe Yarbrough, 12, right, tosses a jacket to his mom, Laura, as they salvage belongings from their home in Monson, Mass. Thursday, June 2, 2011, one day after it was leveled by a tornado. Springfield, Mass. _This isn't Missouri, where TV news shows the wreckage left by the tornado that roared through Joplin. It isn't Alabama, where a deadly twister tore through Tuscaloosa just five weeks ago. Few of the stunned onlookers snapping pictures of the spectacle took notice of Talley, leaving the tiny 73-year-old woman with the cane to quietly grieve for the yellow house reduced to ruins by a tornado that left a swath of Massachusetts in shambles. "It was wonderful. At least three tornadoes tore through the region Wednesday, killing at least three people, injuring dozens, and blindsiding residents who thought blizzards were the worst punishment Mother Nature could mete out in this bucolic region. "That's why we always say we love New England.

Sourcing stem cells from breast milk - Foteini Hassiotou › Meet a Scientist (ABC Science) In Depth › Meet a Scientist Stem cells discovered in human milk can turn into any kind of tissue, explains Dr Foteini Hassiotou. By Abbie Thomas A solution to the ethical dilemma of using human embryonic stem cells to treat human diseases could be staring us in the face. Five years ago, Dr Foteini Hassiotou was part of a research team, the Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group at the University of Western Australia, which discovered that human breast milk contains what appear to be stem cells. Hassiotou, the newest member of the group, found that some of these stem cells are very similar to embryonic stem cells — the most potent and useful stem cell of all. "My work focuses on the different types of cells that are present in breast milk, and my interest is mostly in the stem cells," she says. The chameleons of the body, embryonic stem cells can change into any type of cell, from neurones to nephrons, bladder tissue to heart muscle. ^ to top Insights into breast cancer

Doomsday Clock Updates 'Minutes To Midnight' UPDATE: The 'Doomsday Clock' has been moved forward. We're now 5 'minutes from midnight.' View a live stream of the announcement and rationale here. Humanity will soon be getting an update on how close we are to catastrophic destruction, as scientists and security experts decide whether to nudge the hands of the famous "Doomsday Clock" forward toward midnight — and doom — or back toward security and safety. The clock, in use as a symbol of imminent apocalypse since 1947, now stands at six minutes to midnight. In making the decision, the Bulletin considers the current state of nuclear weapons, climate change and biosecurity, along with other issues that could influence humanity's survival. (See a slideshow of highlights from the Doomsday Clock's history below. 1947 - 7 Minutes To Midnight 1 of 9 The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) evolves from a newsletter into a magazine, and the famous clock face appears on the cover for the first time.

knoxnews Storms scenes from downtown Knoxville A series of intense storm cells brought multiple tornadoes and damaging hail and lightning across much of East Tennessee on Wednesday, prompting repeated tornado warnings being issued for Knox and surrounding counties throughout the evening. The National Weather Service confirmed two tornados struck near Cleveland, Tenn., including an EF-2 with winds up to 120 mph that injured one person and destroyed three mobile homes along Mt. Zion Road about five miles northwest of town Wednesday morning. An EF-1, with 90 mph winds, also landed about a mile west of Cleveland at 3:36 p.m., although no injuries or serious property damage was reported. A possible third touchdown also was reported, but unconfirmed, near Etowah in McMinn County later Wednesday. A woman was killed when a tree fell on her trailer in Chattanooga. Tops were snapped off trees and insulation and metal roof panels littered the ground.

Self-renewing human lung stem cell discovered Previous studies have shown researchers were able to create lung cells using human embryonic stem cells, but now scientists have found lung stem cells. Credit: AFP/Getty Images/File, Spencer Platt WASHINGTON: Self-renewing human lung stem cells have been identified for the first time in a discovery that could offer important clues for treating chronic lung diseases. Previous studies have shown researchers were able to create lung cells using human embryonic stem cells, but this lung stem cell was isolated using surgical samples of adult human lung tissue. “This research describes, for the first time, a true human lung stem cell,” said co-author Piero Anversa, director of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, U.S. “The discovery of this stem cell has the potential to offer those who suffer from chronic lung diseases a totally novel treatment option by regenerating or repairing damaged areas of the lung.” Stem cells hidden in tiny niches

Japan Backs Geithner on Iran Oil, China Snubs U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner’s efforts to tighten economic sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program won backing from Japan after China rejected limiting oil imports from the country. “We want to take concrete steps to reduce our share in an orderly way as soon as possible,” Finance Minister Jun Azumi said at a joint press conference in Tokyo yesterday with his U.S. counterpart. “The world cannot tolerate nuclear development.” Geithner’s meetings were part of a trip to Asia’s two largest economies aimed at building support for tighter Iranian economic sanctions after international monitors detected an acceleration in the nation’s nuclear development program. Crude for February delivery climbed 49 cents yesterday, or 0.5 percent, to $101.36 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 5:00 p.m. ‘Halfway Solution’ ‘Quite Supportive’ “They actually have been quite supportive in tangible ways,” Geithner said. Total Purchases Strait of Hormuz

2010 Haiti earthquake The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicenter near the town of Léogâne (Ouest Department), approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. The earthquake occurred at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010.[7][8] By 24 January, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded.[9] An estimated three million people were affected by the quake.[10] Death toll estimates range from 100,000[6] to 159,000[5] to Haitian government figures from 220,000[11][12] to 316,000 that have been widely characterized as deliberately inflated by the Haitian government.[4] The government of Haiti estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings had collapsed or were severely damaged.[13] Many countries responded to appeals for humanitarian aid, pledging funds and dispatching rescue and medical teams, engineers and support personnel. Background Geology USGS intensity map Aftershocks Tsunami

First clinical grade embryonic stem cells deposited The first embryonic stem cells made for use in the clinic rather than for laboratory research have been deposited in the UK Stem Cell Bank. The cells, produced at King’s College London, are entirely free of the animal-derived products such as serum, enzymes and “feeder cells” used to nourish earlier generations of embryonic cells. The researchers and UK Stem Cell Bank say this is a milestone. The stem cell bank, based at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control at Potter’s Bar in Hertfordshire, will carry out its own tests on the King’s cells to make sure that they are safe for use in patients. Embryonic stem cells – derived from unwanted embryos donated by patients who have completed IVF treatment – can be grown in the laboratory indefinitely, while retaining their capacity to develop into specialised cell types, such as nerve or heart muscle cells, for use in clinical trials. Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2014.

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U.S. Coast Guard & Hurricane Katrina, Historical Index Historical Index Overview Hurricane Katrina was one of the worst natural disasters to ever strike the United States. Efforts to document the service's efforts during Katrina began almost immediately after the storm struck the Louisiana coast. Our thanks to all Coast Guardsmen who assisted KART and the Historian's Office in preserving the Service's experiences and memories during Katrina operations. Further Information: Katrina Timeline Katrina: A Narrative History of the Coast Guard's Response Katrina Oral Histories KART (Katrina Archives & Records Team): Authorizing Message KART: An Overview "Allen's Wrench" an article about Vice Admiral Thad Allen & Hurricane Katrina by James Kitfield for the National Journal with photos by FEMA as published in the 2005 special edition of Coast Guard Magazine.

John Hopkins Researchers Make Stem Cells From Blood Cells Stem cells are a miraculous cellular material that can be used to repair nerve damage, or even grow brand new organs. Researchers from Johns Hopkins Hospital may have discovered a new way to create stem cells using your very own blood cells. This newly developed method could actually revert adult red blood cells back into stem cells as though they came from a 6-day-old embryo. Technically, scientists have developed reverted blood cells back into stem cells before by using viruses to deliver state-reverting genes. The new process developed by the Johns Hopkins researchers, as published in PLoS One, circumvents the risky need for viruses by using plasmids, rings of DNA that, according to Johns Hopkins, "replicate briefly inside cells and then degrade." Once the plasmids attach themselves to the blood cells they insert four additional genes into the cell. The research sounds promising, to say the least.

Iran and Russia drop dollar for their own currencies in bilateral trade Iran, Russia Replace Dollar with National Currencies in Trade Exchanges From Fars News Agency, Tehran Saturday, January 7, 2012 TEHRAN -- Iran and Russia have replaced the U.S. dollar with their own currencies in their trade ties, a senior Iranian diplomat announced on Saturday. Speaking to FNA, Tehran's ambassador to Moscow, Seyed Reza Sajjadi said that the proposal for replacing the dollar with the ruble and rial was raised by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in Astana on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting. "Since then we have acted on this basis and a part of our interactions is done in ruble now," Sajjadi stated, adding that many Iranian traders are using the ruble for their trade deals. ... Be Part of a Chance to Discover Multi-Million-Ounce Gold and Silver Deposits in Canada Northaven Resources Corp.

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