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SpaceWeather Элементы Stellarium Medieval Swords, Renaissance Clothing, Shields, Helms, LARP Weap Does Gates funding of media taint objectivity? Originally published February 19, 2011 at 5:01 PM | Page modified February 23, 2011 at 1:16 PM Did you catch ABC's recent special on an incubator to boost preemie survival in Africa and a new machine to diagnose tuberculosis in the developing world? Perhaps you saw Ray Suarez's three-part series on poverty and AIDS in Mozambique on the PBS NewsHour. Or listened to Public Radio International's piece on the rationing of kidney dialysis in South Africa. Beyond their subject matter, these reports have something else in common: They were all bankrolled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Better-known for its battles against global disease, the giant philanthropy has also become a force in journalism. The foundation's grants to media organizations such as ABC and The Guardian, one of Britain's leading newspapers, raise obvious conflict-of-interest questions: How can reporting be unbiased when a major player holds the purse strings? "We're not dealing with a lively discussion among players.

Solar System Scope MEMBRANA: Люди. Идеи. Технологии. Cancer research: Open ambition Jay Bradner has a knack for getting the word out online. You can follow him on Twitter; you can become one of more than 400,000 online viewers of the TEDx talk he gave in Boston, Massachusetts, last year; you can see the three-dimensional structure of a cancer-drug prototype created in his laboratory and you can e-mail him to request a sample of the compound. Bradner, a physician and chemical biologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, makes defeating cancer sound easy — one just has to play tricks on its memory. “With all the things cancer is trying to do to kill our patient, how does it remember it is cancer?” DNA serves as the basic blueprint for all cellular activity, and DNA mutations have long been known to have a role in cancer. Findings over the past ten years have strongly implicated dysregulation of epigenetic instructions in cancer, where growth-driving genes express like crazy and genes that keep cell division in check are silenced. Marked for death Making good

Latest Mars Weather Captioned Image Release No. MSSS-321 — 16 April 2014 Martian weather between 7 April 2014 and 13 April 2014: The MARCI acquires a global view of the red planet and its weather patterns every day. Local dust storms were observed in Solis, Aonia, and west of Syrtis. This week’s MARCI “movie” can be downloaded HERE (9.1 MB .mov file). Earlier Mars Weather Reports are available HERE. About the Quicktime Movie: The movie (a .mov file that you can click and play, above) was generated from images obtained by the Mars Color Imager (MARCI) onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Citation and CreditThe image(s) and caption are value-added products. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems —or— NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS To cite the image(s) and caption information in a paper or report: Malin, M.