This Iranian Firefighter, Omid Abassi, saved a 9 years old girl by giving his oxygen mask to her, became brain dead then his body organs saved 4 other lives. (article and more pictures in comments) - Imgur
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Photo credit: AFP. The young child was demonstrating with her parents against cuts to education funding in California.
THE unwavering Republican line on fiscal policy is that it is unconscionable to saddle our children and grandchildren with a mountain of debt. John Boehner, the speaker of the House, repeated that mantra in January when making demands over the debt ceiling. “Without meaningful action,” he said, “the debt will continue to act as an anchor on our economy, costing American jobs and endangering our children’s future.” America needs to keep cutting government spending, Republicans insist, to ease the “crushing burden of debt” we are bequeathing to coming generations.
Oldest water on Earth found bubbling up from ancient Ontario oasis — 2.6 billion years old
Miners drilling deep underground in northern Ontario have long known about the sparkling salty water.
It’s been bubbling out of the rocks beneath their feet since the 1880s, but no one really appreciated the significance — until now.
An international research team reported Wednesday that miners near Timmins are tapping into an ancient underground oasis that may harbour prehistoric microbes. The water flowing out of fractures and bore holes in one mine near Timmins dates back more than a billion years, perhaps 2.6 billion, making it the oldest water known to exist on Earth, says the team that details the discovery in the journal Nature.
“This is the oldest [water] anybody has been able to pull out, and quite frankly, it changes the playing field,” says geologist Barbara Sherwood Lollar, at the University of Toronto, who co-led the team. (Barbara Sherwood Lollar)
We’ve all heard it before: there is serious disagreement among scientists about whether climate change is caused by humans.
Well a new study says that, well, that claim is downright false.
In fact, about 97.1 percent of climate scientists who’ve ever written on the topic agree that it’s caused by people like us expelling CO2 into the atmosphere.
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Researchers announced Wednesday, May 15, in the journal Cell that they’ve been able to make stable colonies of embryonic stem cells by injecting the DNA from ‘adult’ human cells into a human egg cell emptied out of its genetic material.
“Our finding offers new ways of generating stem cells for patients with dysfunctional or damaged tissues and organs,” study researcher Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health & Science University, said in a press release. “Such stem cells can regenerate and replace those damaged cells and tissues and alleviate diseases that affect millions of people.”
This technique they used to make these stem cells is called somatic cell nuclear transfer, and is the same technique used to clone animals, like Dolly the sheep.
To put it in very simplified terms: the researchers first harvest a human egg from a woman’s ovaries and completely remove her genetic material from the egg. Then, they take a human skin cell and insert it into the egg using an inactivated virus which fuses the two cells. The embryo that grows from this would be a genetic copy of the person that donated the cell.
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They’ve been taking their first steps, pushing through tough rehabilitation and venturing into crowds again. One month after the Boston Marathon bombing, victims are working to heal their physical and mental wounds.
The media fixates on the overall size of student debt. But where you go to school, whether you graduate, and what kind of job you get later may matter much more.
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Most visible towards the upper side of the image, that is the moon’s shadow over Earth.
On May 10, 2013, the sun experienced what’s called an annular eclipse — when the moon moves directly in front of the sun, but doesn’t obscure it completely. This leaves a thin, fiery ring, the annulus, visible around the outside. This eclipse was only visible from the South Pacific, along an approximately 100-mile-wide track that traverses Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the Gilbert Islands. Other areas in Australia and Indonesia saw a partial eclipse, in which the moon blocks a much smaller region of the sun.
NASA’s Terra satellite didn’t observe the eclipse directly, but it did see the moon’s shadow darkening the region northeast of Australia including the Solomon Islands. This image was captured by Terra’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on May 9, 2013, at 23:30 UTC (7:30 p.m. EDT).
Reconstruction of Van Gogh’s bedroom in Arles, at the van Gogh Museum. In May 1888, Van Gogh rented four rooms on the right-hand side of a house on the Place Lamartine in Arles, France. Depictied in his painting, The Yellow House. His living quarters were the ones with the green shutters.