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  • NeighborhoodScout’s ® Top 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America

    04/30/2013 6:31:59 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 60 replies
    neighborhood scout ^ | may 1, 2013 | neighborhoodscout
    Even the most dangerous cities in America can have relatively safe neighborhoods, as there is more variation in crime within most cities than between cities. But using exclusive data developed by NeighborhoodScout, and based on FBI data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies in America, we here report those specific neighborhoods in America that have the highest predicted rates of violent crime per 1,000 neighborhood residents of all., Violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. These neighborhoods are the epicenters of violence in America, where social issues are likely to ignite into violence and spread.
  • Experts sound global alert over deadly bat virus

    03/21/2013 2:47:40 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 20 replies
    FRANCE 24 International News ^ | 21 March 2013 | AFP
    AFP - Experts on infectious diseases Thursday warned people to stay away from bats worldwide after the recent death of an eight-year-old boy bitten in Australia. The boy last month became the third person in the country to die of Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV), for which there is no effective treatment. Doctors Joshua Francis and Clare Nourse of Brisbane's Mater Children's Hospital warned an infectious diseases conference that human-to-human transmission of the virus may be possible.
  • SATELLITE-BASED MODELING OF ANOPHELES MOSQUITO DENSITIES

    02/17/2013 1:35:20 PM PST · by muawiyah · 6 replies
    Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand 37th Congress ^ | 2004 | A. Charoenpanyanet a and X. Chen a
    Landsat 5 TM was used as a tool to model Anopheles mosquito densities on heterogeneous land cover. In this study, mosquito density data was divided into 5 classes; absence, low, moderate, high, and very high densities. Land cover was classified into 8 types. Stagnant water, wetland, and paddy land cover types are larva habitat. Forest, cropland, orchard, and grassland land cover types are adult habitat. Built-up land is non habitat. Multiple linear regression and discriminant analysis were selected to identify the relationship between mosquito densities and land cover types..............
  • Cuccinelli to rescue when truck catches fire

    01/26/2013 10:00:11 AM PST · by muawiyah · 7 replies
    richmond times-dispatch ^ | 01/25/2013 | Associated Press
    ........................ The trucker pulled over and Cuccinelli helped the driver out of the cab. He then assisted her in putting out the fire with an extinguisher .......................
  • Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder Will Not Endorse Obama Again

    11/05/2012 6:33:10 PM PST · by muawiyah · 15 replies
    Gather ^ | nov 5, 2012 | Renee Nal
    Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder endorsed President Obama in 2008. America's first Black American Governor has opted not to endorse a president this time around.
  • Miss Greater Springfield Crowned

    09/30/2012 3:30:35 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 14 replies
    The Connection ^ | 9/30/2012 | Montie Martin
    "Gilbert plans to use her title as Miss Greater Springfield 2013 to promote a platform of educating women with disordered eating habits. According to Gilbert, nearly 75 percent of young women have a negative perception of food, a trend she hopes to change."
  • Eurozone olive oil firms face threat from America

    09/02/2012 1:44:20 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Sep 1m 2912 | Emma Rowley
    "Spain, Italy and Greece, who together dominate global production of the Mediterranean staple, are being threatened by tough competition from their New World rivals.,P> The growing olive oil market in the US is poised to be a "battleground" between the historic European producers and their new challengers from California, Chile and Australia, according to agricultural analysts at Rabobank."
  • How could cannabis alter the teenage brain?

    08/28/2012 6:23:47 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 48 replies
    BBC news health ^ | august 28, 2012 | james gallagher
    "When a teenager smokes cannabis are they permanently damaging their brain and dulling their intellect for a lifetime? The dangers of smoking cannabis, and the potential health benefits, have been a source of controversy for many years. The latest study on the drug suggested heavy and prolonged cannabis smoking as a teenager resulted in a permanently lower IQ. You can read Dominic Hughes's report on the findings here. But how could cannabis have this effect on the brain and why might teenagers be particularly susceptible?"
  • Retinal prosthetic strategy with the capacity to restore normal vision

    08/14/2012 10:46:25 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 12 replies
    pnas proceedings of the national academy of science ^ | august 13, 2012 | Sheila Nirenberg
    ..........Furthermore, the results show, using 9,800 optogenetically stimulated ganglion cell responses, that the combined effect of using the code and high-resolution stimulation is able to bring prosthetic capabilities into the realm of normal image representation.
  • Stylized Figure Pendant, 5th–7th century Panama; International Style Gold

    07/25/2012 10:18:23 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 15 replies
    metropolitan museum of art ^ | 1977 | Alice K. Bache
    Cast in gold over a core, this stylized anthropomorphic figure fluidly integrates human and animal traits. A realistic human face capped by a sweeping headdress extends forward from the abstract body. The generalized depictions of crouching legs, outspread wings, and notched fishtail may connote earth, sky, and sea. The pendant is part of a group of ornaments of uniform style and technology. Both the puzzling combination of elements from different creatures and the superbly finished surfaces set the pendants in the group apart from other Central American goldwork. The group is widely distributed—they are known from Colombia in the south...
  • Early Freeper Graduates From College Today

    05/18/2012 7:16:32 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 5 replies
    personal experience ~ I was there and saw it happen | may 18, 2012 | muawiyah
    Remember "March for Justice," broadcast live on Halloween 1998? My sons and I went to the March for Justice and we brought along several of their friends. All of them are today reliable Republican voters. One of the young men is of Thai heritage and he was mightily impressed with the Freepers that day. When he was about 12 he started a two year stint as a child monk in Bangkok ~ by the time he was a senior in high school he had some problems getting the grades needed to graduate so I elected to help him ~ to...
  • Post Poll: Obama leads Romney as campaigns converge on Virginia

    05/03/2012 3:56:14 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 94 replies
    The Washington post ^ | May 3, 2012 | Ben Pershing and Jon Cohen
    Obama is ahead of Romney, the presumed Republican nominee, 51 percent to 44 percent among registered voters. And Romney does no better against Obama than he did a year ago, despite his emergence as the GOP standard-bearer.
  • Indiana Seate GOP PRimary Debate

    04/11/2012 3:49:19 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 6 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | april 11, 2012 | C-span scheduler
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN Wednesday, April 11, 2012 The Republican primary contest between longtime Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) and challenger, Indiana State Treasurer Richard Murdock (R), continues Wednesday when they meet in Indianapolis for their first debate. Phil Bremen, a retired TV broadcaster, will moderate the discussion which will include questions from voters. The Indiana Primary is May 8th. The winner will face Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly in the November general election. The debate is sponsored by Indiana Debate Commission, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.
  • Moran Challenger Allowed on Ballot, in Reversal

    04/10/2012 6:47:25 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 1 replies
    Mount Vernon Patch ^ | april 9, 2012 | rachel leonard
    The Virginia State Board of Elections announced Monday evening it would allow a Democratic primary challenger to U.S. Rep. Jim Moran on the ballot after initially disqualifying him.
  • Ultrashort pulse laser surgery of the cornea and the sclera

    04/03/2012 7:49:33 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 9 replies
    Journal of Optics ^ | JULY 2010 | K Plamann
    REVIEW ARTICLE The strongly localized interaction process of ultrashort laser pulses with tissue makes femtosecond lasers a powerful tool for eye surgery. These lasers are now routinely used in refractive surgery and other forms of surgery of the anterior segment of the eye. Several clinical laser systems also offer options for corneal grafting and the potential use of ultrashort pulse lasers in glaucoma surgery has been the object of several recent studies which have shown promising results.While devices aimed for interventions in clear tissue may be based on available solid state or fibre laser technology, the development of tools for...
  • Mitt Ropmney Announces Support For Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore

    01/17/2012 6:36:10 PM PST · by muawiyah · 7 replies
    MittRomney.com Campaign site ^ | January 12, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    Mitt Romney today announced the support of former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore.
  • News in Brief: Social Networks

    06/12/2011 7:40:15 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 12 replies
    Science News ^ | June 8, 2011 | Science News Staff
    Power networks in Congress, Twitter’s crystal ball and iPhone contagion in news from an MIT workshop
  • Self-organizing optic-cup morphogenesis in three-dimensional culture

    04/07/2011 6:14:33 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 10 replies
    NATURE ^ | April 6, 2011 | Mototsugu Eiraku,1, 2 Nozomu Takata,1 Hiroki Ishibashi,3 Masako Kawada,1 Eriko Sakakura,1, 2 Satoru
    Here we report the dynamic, autonomous formation of the optic cup (retinal primordium) structure from a three-dimensional culture of mouse embryonic stem cell aggregates.
  • Va. Rep. Moran, wife to divorce

    12/23/2010 4:45:59 PM PST · by muawiyah · 15 replies
    WTOP ^ | 12/23/2010 | Associated Press stringer ?
    America's favorite Clown-Congresscritter, James Moran, is getting divorced again.
  • Obamas, Jackie Evancho, B.B. King and Santa at Christmas Tree lighting

    12/10/2010 9:58:56 AM PST · by muawiyah · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Zap2It ^ | 12/10/2010 | Zap2It
    This is Jaquie Evancho singing Oh Holy Night at the national tree lighting ceremony last evening in Washington DC out back of the White House in the Elipse.