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  • 'Promising' Ebola vaccine to go into trials - and it could be available by the end of the year

    08/28/2014 11:07:23 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 August 2014 | Jenny Hope for the Daily Mail
    Britons are to be the first in the world to test a new vaccine against the deadly ebola virus. Altogether 60 healthy volunteers will be given the vaccine next month in a trial led by Oxford University scientists. If the vaccine performs as well in humans as in monkeys, the trial will be extended to 80 people in The Gambia and in Mali. The entire trial programme is being fast-tracked – subject to ethical approval – with the intention of using the vaccine in people at high risk in West Africa early next year. Latest figures show that more than...
  • Monkeys Are Better Stockpickers Than You'd Think: Dart-throwing primates demolish S&P 500 returns

    06/20/2014 6:46:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Barron's ^ | 06/20/2014 | By JACK HOUGH
    "A blindfolded monkey throwing darts at a newspaper's financial pages could select a portfolio that would do just as well as one carefully selected by experts," Burton Malkiel famously argued in his classic 1973 book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street. Malkiel may have given too little credit to monkeys. Start with the record: U.S. large-company mutual funds have routinely failed to beat the Standard & Poor's 500 index since S&P began keeping score in 2002. Over the past five years, for example, 73% of active funds have fallen short of that benchmark. Today's fund families may appear well-stocked with...
  • The most painful speech ever [Democrat Tries to be funny, Epic Fail]

    02/07/2014 7:30:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/6/14 | Rachel Bade
    ....It was supposed to be a comedy – an annual ritual where a member of Congress entertains a wonky crowd of journalists, lawmakers, and all variety of political insiders with jokes you wouldn’t mind repeating to your mother. But more people were wincing than laughing.
  • Democrat Compares Republicans to Monkeys Typing “Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi!”

    02/06/2014 9:33:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/62014 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) delivered the keynote speech yesterday at the Washington Press Club Foundation. The far left politician compared Republicans to monkeys and gave a shout out to Nancy Pelosi and “all my sisters in the libido caucus.” The Politico reported: Washingtonians sit through terrible speeches all the time: dry rules hearings, partisan floor lectures and, let’s face it, even the State of the Union some years. So it was a bad day for Rep. Donna Edwards Thursday, when Washingtonians gathered at coffee pots and in lunch rooms across town and deemed her performance at the Washington Press Club...
  • What Pet Friendly Hotels Don’t Want You to Know

    01/16/2014 10:21:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Pet 360 ^ | unknown | Carol Bryant
    I’ve traveled the country with dogs for over 20 years, so I can honestly say I have slept in some not so swift rooms and some that have been oh-so-divine. Pet friendly, however, is not always what it’s cracked up to be, and if you’ve had a less-than-stellar experience at a supposed “pet friendly” establishment, you are nodding in agreement. How many of you, when calling a hotel or facility to ask if they are pet friendly ask something like this: “Hi. Can you tell me if you allow pets?” How many of you ask, “Hello, are you pet welcoming?”...
  • On the Story of the Tower of Babel and What it Says to Us Today

    11/07/2011 1:02:13 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | November 7, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In our Parish Sunday School classes I have asked that we read basic Bible Stories and discuss them, along with the rest of the curriculum. There is nothing like an old Bible story to teach fundamental points. For my part I teach the parents while their children are in class. Today we discussed the story of the Tower of Babel (Gen 11). It is a story that has much to teach us, especially in this modern and proud world.I’d like to ponder one particular aspect here on the blog, the issue of technology, and how it relates to modern times...
  • 'Humans evolved after a female chimpanzee mated with a pig

    11/30/2013 3:12:24 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 215 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:45 GMT, 30 November 2013 | By DAMIEN GAYLE
    The human species began as the hybrid offspring of a male pig and a female chimpanzee, a leading geneticist has suggested. The startling claim has been made by Eugene McCarthy, of the University of Georgia, who is also one of the worlds leading authorities on hybridisation in animals. He points out that while humans have many features in common with chimps, we also have a large number of distinguishing characteristics not found in any other primates. Dr McCarthy says these divergent characteristics are most likely the result of a hybrid origin at some point far back in human evolutionary history....
  • Deputies Find Abducted Nebraska Monkeys in Florida

    09/24/2013 4:06:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 20, 2013 | Barbara Hijek
    These twin brothers must have gone so ape over a pair of monkeys that they're now accused of swiping them from a Nebraska home and bringing them to Florida. On Monday, a woman from Nebraska contacted her local deputies to report that two of her apes were AWOL, reports the Lee County Sheriff's Office. The woman reportedly had an inkling that two 20-year-old twin brothers -- Michael and Jacob Ruehlman -- had something to do with the pilfered primates, a pair of Gibbons monkeys. A two states law investigation traced the abducted apes, along with the twins, to Fort Myers,...
  • (Commie-Soviet Mad Science) The Man Who Tried to Make Human-Ape Hybrids

    06/14/2013 8:37:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    IO9 ^ | June 14, 2013 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    The man who tried to make human-ape hybrids Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov was a gifted scientist, a dedicated conservationist, and a practical, grounded man who expanded everyone's understanding of animal husbandry. He also, for years, tried to make human-ape hybrids. The post-revolution USSR was a nation that wanted to wholly embrace new technology and progressive science while reinforcing traditional nationalistic pride. It's no wonder that Ilya Ivanovic Ivanov fit right in. He was a biologist who wanted to split his talents evenly between innovation and preservation. Ivanov got a lot of Soviet and international support because he'd been doing useful work...
  • Canadian jihadist’s disturbing video shows fanaticism of rebels who may have inspired Boston bomber

    05/02/2013 9:53:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | 5/1/2013 | Stewart Bell
    For seven minutes, five Dagestan rebels spoke into a video camera about killing infidels and how the “good deeds” they were doing would absolve them of “700 sins” committed during their lifetimes. Filmed by a Canadian jihadist fighter before he was killed by Russian security forces, the video offers a disturbing glimpse of the fanaticism of the rebels who may have inspired Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev does not appear in the footage, which was obtained by the National Post. But it was recorded and narrated by William Plotnikov, a Canadian whose alleged links to Tsarnaev are now under...
  • MISSING LINK between HUMANS and MONKEYS FOUND

    04/09/2013 10:10:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    The Register ^ | 04/09/2013 | By Jasper Hamill
    Scientists claim to have identified the missing link between human speech and monkey chatter. Researchers analysed the distinctive "lip-smacking" sounds made by wild gelada baboons of the Ethopian highlands and found striking similarities to human speech. Their noises are so human-like that Thore Bergman, an assistant professor with the University of Michigan, thought he heard people talking while he was hanging out with the creatures. "I would find myself frequently looking over my shoulder to see who was talking to me, but it was just the geladas," he said. "It was unnerving to have primate vocalizations sound so much...
  • Ebola may go airborne

    11/16/2012 5:15:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Science News ^ | November 15, 2012 | Tina Hesman Saey
    The Ebola virus can spread through the air from pigs to macaques, a new study suggests. Transmission of the virus — which causes an often fatal hemorrhagic fever in people and primates — was thought to require direct contact with body fluids from an infected animal or person. But in the new study, published online November 15 in Scientific Reports, piglets infected with Ebola passed the virus to macaques housed in the same room even though the animals never touched. “The evidence that the virus got from a pig to a monkey through a respiratory route is good,” says Glenn...
  • Yorkshire housewife 'raised by monkeys in jungle'

    10/21/2012 3:43:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    The story of a Yorkshire housewife who spent five years in her childhood living with a colony of capuchin monkeys in Colombia is to be told for the first time in a book and planned television documentary. Marina Chapman learnt to catch birds and rabbits with her bare hands after being abandoned in the jungle by kidnappers, it was reported. The Tarzan-like episode was brought to an end when she was discovered by hunters but by her ordeal continued when she was sold to a brothel in the city of Cucuta, and groomed for prostitution. She escaped and spent years...
  • Lab tech parties with escaped monkeys

    08/23/2012 4:13:55 AM PDT · by Renfield · 35 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 8-22-2012
    A Georgia Health Sciences University lab tech was recently discovered in a campus locker room engaging in unusual behavior. Authorities said 32-year-old Coley Mitchell was jailed after he was found intoxicated with his pants down in a locker room in the Sanders Research and Education Building while two lab monkeys were found roaming free, outside their cages, the Augusta Chronicle reported. Mitchell was booked into Richmond County jail on charges of public intoxication. The monkeys were examined and found to be unharmed.
  • Real party animal: Lab tech found drunk with his pants down as monkeys run loose: police

    08/21/2012 3:11:51 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 53 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Anthony Bartkewicz
    No animals were harmed during Coley Mitchell’s one-man party in a science lab locker room. Two monkeys were out of their cages when cops found Mitchell at Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta last week, WJBF-TV reported, but veterinarians said they were fine. Mitchell, however, was intoxicated and sitting in a chair with his pants down, according to a police report. Cops said he was uncooperative and aggressive when they asked him to zip up and leave the lab. The 32-year-old technician was charged with public drunkenness and booked into Richmond County Jail.
  • Monkey doesn't appreciate your devious tactics

    Monkey maybe a Occupy Wall Street protester
  • Barack Obama and family go snorkelling in Hawaii

    12/28/2011 2:42:35 PM PST · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | December 28, 2011 | The Telegraph
    President Barack Obama and his family spent a warm and sunny afternoon at one of the most popular snorkelling spots on the island of Oahu, where they released four green sea turtles into the water.
  • VIDEO: Drunk Man Attacked By Zoo Monkeys

    11/14/2011 9:02:43 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    NEWSCORE ^ | November 14, 2011
    MYFOXNY.COM - A drunk man, who attempted to cool off by swimming over to a monkey enclosure at a Brazilian zoo, ended up being attacked and badly injured. Video showed Joao Leite dos Santos after he peeled off his shirt and climbing into the narrow moat between visitors and the spider monkeys.
  • China vows to punish posters of Internet rumors

    09/30/2011 9:42:01 PM PDT · by quantim · 7 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Sep 30, 11:43 PM EDT
    <p>BEIJING (AP) -- China is renewing threats to punish people who post falsehoods on the Internet as the government tries to rein in a medium that has become a source of lively debate and criticism.</p> <p>A spokesperson for the State Internet Information Office said in a statement released late Friday that Internet rumors were malignant tumors that harm social stability.</p>
  • More Signs China Is Going Bust

    09/29/2011 6:13:17 PM PDT · by blam · 54 replies
    TMO ^ | 9-29-2011 | Justice Litle
    More Signs China Is Going Bust Economics / China Economy Sep 29, 2011 - 12:04 PM By: Justice Litle While the world fixates on Europe, signs of a China crash are mounting behind the scenes. Imagine you run a business with 3,000 employees. Your factories churn out 20 million pairs of sunglasses per year -- the best-selling brand in China. You are a celebrated businessman in your region, with expanded interests in real estate and solar energy. Oh, and one more thing: You are flat broke. As it turns out, your company borrowed huge sums at high interest -- more...
  • Macaque Attacks Girl In Walmart Lot

    08/23/2011 10:15:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    KCRA ^ | August 18, 2011
    Family Awaits Tests For Hepatitis BFinding a monkey in a Walmart parking lot can be surprising, especially when it's jumpy. A family had just arrived for a family trip to Walmart when they spotted a monkey in the SUV they parked next to. "As we got out, Tayce, being 8 years old, wanted to see the monkey. So, she got out, looked up at the monkey, said, 'Hi,' and he gave the animal just enough slack to where it could jump out, grab her by her hair, and bite her on the forehead," Mike Weeks told KY3 News. The monkey's...
  • A Blustering China's in Trouble

    08/07/2011 11:03:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    Comments abound on the significance of the S&P downgrade of US debt. Some think it will affect the stock market open on Monday. I don't, but if it does, I suggest it will last at most a day. In "On the S&P ratings move" Bruce Krasting said essentially the same thing on the lasting effect, however he expects "interesting market action come Sunday night as this news is digested." Moreover, if there is "interesting action" Sunday evening, it may not have anything to do with the rating cut at all. Rather, I suspect it will be in relation to the...
  • Experiment Creates Advertisements to Sell Food to Monkeys

    07/23/2011 5:15:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Popsci ^ | 06.27.2011 | Julie Beck
    It was only a matter of time before monkeys, like their hairless primate counterparts, became the target of advertising. Laurie Santos, a primatologist at Yale University who was included in PopSci’s Brilliant Ten in 2007, is partnering with advertising executives Keith Olwell and Elizabeth Kiehner to create an ad campaign aimed at brown capuchin monkeys. The team hopes to determine if the presence of advertising will change a monkey’s preference between two similar foods. Santos’ monkeys have already demonstrated that they understand the concept of money, and behave similarly to humans when making economic decisions. The monkeys will have a...
  • Two Monkeys Wed Secretly in India

    07/11/2011 7:03:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Gather ^ | July 10, 2011
    Two monkeys wed this weekend but were forced to do so secretly in the middle of the forests of Rajasthan. It would not be surprising if this love story between Raju and Chinki (the monkeys) was adapted into a Bollywood movie—the material is certainly all there! The wedding was India's first involving monkeys—probably because it is illegal in India for monkeys to wed, hence, the secrecy. Ramesh Saini, owner of the "groom," Raju, found the monkey unconscious three years ago and nursed him back to health. The monkey attracted crowds of people whenever he went outside. Ramesh, who has no...
  • 2 convicted of cruelty to monkeys on Bourbon Street

    07/08/2011 4:34:31 PM PDT · by loucon · 14 replies
    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2011/07/2_convicted_of_cruelty_to_monk.html ^ | Friday, July 08, 2011 | The Associated Press The Associated Press
    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a Texas woman and a Florida man have been convicted of cruelty to monkeys they dressed as pirates and brought onto Bourbon Street nine days before Mardi Gras. State wildlife agents confiscated the monkeys Feb. 26 after watching them touch people as part of a street act.
  • Pavlov's Monkeys

    04/15/2011 10:02:34 AM PDT · by RightOnline · 13 replies · 1+ views
    email; author unknown | 4/15/11 | RightOnline
    If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold water. After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result ... all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to...
  • Trained Monkeys Proving Trusty Companions for Those in Need

    12/31/2010 6:34:42 AM PST · by Cardhu · 19 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | December 29th 2010 | Philip Bethge
    Specially-trained Capuchin monkeys in the US are helping physically disabled people with the housework by performing tasks such as removing garbage, fetching the telephone or switching on the microwave. The furry companions are also helping paraplegics cope with loneliness. It's her small hands that make Minnie especially useful. Hairy and slender, with slim fingers and black nails, the Capuchin monkey's hands are just right for twisting open a bottle of juice or fetching the telephone. And when Craig Cook's head itches, Minnie comes and scratches it until he feels better. "She is more human than you would think," Cook says....
  • Trained monkeys hired to protect athletes, visitors at Commonwealth Games

    09/28/2010 3:09:05 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 10 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | Sept. 28, 2010 | Chuck Schilken
    Organizers of this year's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi have had their share of problems, not the least of which are wild animals said to be infesting the stadiums and housing areas. Athletes and other visitors may take comfort in the fact that organizers have hired a well-trained team to keep the area safe ... although they may be slightly alarmed to learn that they are being protected by a team of monkeys. According to the UK's Daily Telegraph, a team of trained langur monkeys has been brought in to scare off wild animals, including wild dogs, snakes and other...
  • Animal Warfare: Could the Taliban Train Monkeys to Shoot?

    07/27/2010 1:05:02 PM PDT · by Cheesel · 28 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 7/27/10 | LiveScience
    A bizarre report of Taliban insurgents training monkeys and baboons to shoot at U.S. and NATO soldiers in Afghanistan seems unrealistic at best, according to an expert. The story that appeared this month in the Chinese People's Daily suggested that insurgents used a reward-and-punishment system to train macaques and baboons to target soldiers wearing U.S. military uniforms. The Taliban supposedly "taught monkeys how to use the Kalashnikov, Bren light machine gun and trench mortars," the People's Daily wrote.
  • Carnivorous Monkeys in Vietnam?

    04/11/2006 8:04:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies · 2,031+ views
    someone else | April 11 2006 | me
    A friend of mine didn't serve in Vietnam, but his brother did, and told him that there were monkeys who would gang up on and eat drunk guys staggering home. I find this a little hard to believe.
  • Planet of the apes: Monkeys taught to shoot Americans?

    07/12/2010 5:05:45 AM PDT · by drpix · 34 replies · 1+ views
    wnd.com ^ | 7/11/2010 | staff
    WASHINGTON – Afghanistan's Taliban terrorists are training monkeys to shoot American soldiers with automatic weapons, according to British and Chinese media agencies. In the Taliban stronghold of Waziristan, journalists took pictures of some "monkey soldiers" holding AK-47s and Bren light machine guns. The official People's Daily in China explained the emergence of "monkey soldiers" as just another facet of "asymmetrical warfare." "The United States launched the war in Afghanistan using the world's most advanced weapons, such as highly-intelligent robots to detect bombs on roadsides and unmanned aerial vehicles to attack major Taliban targets," said the report. "In response, the Taliban...
  • Chimps kill each other for territory, study finds

    06/21/2010 6:34:12 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 31 replies
    World Science ^ | June 21, 2010 | staff
    Chimps, just like hu­mans, kill each oth­er for ter­ri­to­ry, re­search­ers have found. “Chim­panzees kill each oth­er. They kill their neigh­bors. Up un­til now, we have not known why. Our ob­serva­t­ions in­di­cate that they do so to ex­pand their ter­ri­to­ries at the ex­pense of their vic­tims,” said John Mi­tani of the Uni­vers­ity of Mich­i­gan, a mem­ber of the re­search group. The slay­ings usu­ally are com­mit­ted by small groups of males on pa­trol, said the sci­en­tists. But un­like in much hu­man warfare—where armies are some­times will­ing to at­tack oth­er, com­pa­rably sized armies—the chimp killers spe­cif­ic­ally seek out lone or badly out­num­bered vic­tims...
  • Monkey Phobia Woman Savaged By Macaques

    06/18/2010 9:56:09 AM PDT · by MissTed · 110 replies · 1,545+ views
    Sky News ^ | 6/18/10 | Staff
    A British woman who went to a Thai nature resort to conquer her fear of monkeys has been savaged by a pack of macaques. Dee Darwell, 56, lost consciousness after the monkeys surrounded her and sank their teeth into her arms and body. Many of the primates remained hanging from her limbs as she lay collapsed with blood spurting from a "deep, deep hole" in her arm. She was eventually rescued by Thai boatmen and was taken to Bangkok Phuket Hospital. The horrific attack happened on Monkey Island near to the popular holiday island of Phuket in southern Thailand. "I...
  • Breakthrough in fight against fatal Ebola as new drug saves 100% of monkeys tested! (Praise God!)

    05/29/2010 4:21:54 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 29 replies · 708+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:57 PM on 29th May 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A gene silencing approach can save monkeys from high doses of the most lethal strain of Ebola virus in what researchers call the most viable route yet to treating the deadly and frightening infection. They used small interfering RNAs or siRNAs, a new technology being developed by a number of companies, to hold the virus at bay for a week until the immune system could take over. Tests in four rhesus monkeys showed that seven daily injections cured 100 per cent of them. U.S. government researchers and a small Canadian biotech company, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, worked together to develop the new...
  • The Probability of Monkeys Typing Shakespeare

    05/20/2010 5:03:54 AM PDT · by mattstat · 19 replies · 447+ views
    How long would it take a monkey typing randomly to reproduce the completes works of William (great name, incidentally) Shakespeare? Once we know that, we can answer how long it would take a barrelful. If that is, we knew how many monkeys would fit in a standard barrel. In experiments conducted by your author, I can tell you the answer is eleven, but you have to press hard. A typewritten work is composed, of course, of words, and in between those words are spaces and the occasional punctuation. Separating the words are headings, themselves comprised of words and numbers. According...
  • Two arrested two over monkey meatballs

    04/28/2010 7:26:45 PM PDT · by mainsail that · 31 replies · 649+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4-27-2010 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Indonesian police have arrested a couple who made meatballs from the flesh of protected monkeys, an animal conservation group said on Wednesday. The pair poached dozens of rare Javan langurs, also known as silver-leaf monkeys, from Baluran National Park in the east of Java island, according to a statement released by Indonesia-based animal protection group ProFauna.
  • Man arrested at B.C. border with 'terrorist resources'

    11/13/2009 10:27:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 36 replies · 2,180+ views
    CTVBC.ctv.ca - THE CANADIAN PRESS ^ | Updated: Wed Nov. 11 2009 05:51:51 | n/a
    The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — SNIPPET: "Khaled Nawaya, a flight instructor, was arrested by Canada Border Services agents when they found $800,000 in gold coins and other currency in his car and pockets on Oct. 6, as he crossed into Surrey, B.C., near Vancouver." SNIPPET: "He'd been living in the U.S. since he was 17 and had gained approval for permanent residency in Canada. Besides the gold, Canadian agents found a ring bearing the insignia of Hezbollah, which has been listed as a terrorist organization by the Canadian government since 2002. They also seized 9/11 conspiracy theory-themed DVDs and a...
  • NASA to Bomb Monkeys with Gamma Radiation

    11/14/2009 8:51:16 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 23 replies · 838+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | 11/13/09
    Dear NASA, I love you, but come on... Monkey radiation tests? What is this? The 50s? Are you going to resuscitate J. Edgar Hoover next? Didn't you guys see Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt saving the monkeys in Project X? That's what NASA is planing to do: Use squirrel monkeys to test the possible effect of radiation in humans for long-term space missions. This is the first time the agency is going to test with monkeys since the days of the Mercury Project.
  • President Surrender Monkey’s cunning plan

    09/27/2009 12:41:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 1,923+ views
    Timesonline.UK ^ | 9/27/09 | Andrew Sullivan
    The right is calling Obama weak, but his wily foreign policy is paying off The spluttering of the American right — and some European conservatives — over Barack Obama’s foreign policy reached a new level of vituperation last week. “Is Obama naive?” pondered Michael Ledeen at National Review. “I don’t think so. I think that he rather likes tyrants and dislikes America.” Nile Gardiner of the Heritage Foundation wrote in The Daily Telegraph: “[Obama’s] appeasement of Iran, his bullying of Israel, his surrender to Moscow, his call for a nuclear-free world ... have all won him plaudits in the large...
  • Liberty Hotel(Boston) evacuated..Monkeys among guests on street

    09/16/2009 10:16:02 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 23 replies · 687+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/16/09 | Laura Crimaldi and Edward Mason
    The sold-out Liberty Hotel, where two monkeys appearing in the film “The Zookeeper” are staying, has been evacuated because of elevated levels of carbon monoxide, said a Boston Fire Department spokesman.
  • Neurons play Simon Says - New research uncovers evidence for mirror neurons in humans

    08/16/2009 7:30:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies · 356+ views
    Science News ^ | August 11th, 2009 | Tina Hesman Saey
    Human see. Human do. As with monkeys, it’s apparently the same for some nerve cells in the brain. Macaque monkeys have specialized brain cells — called mirror neurons — that activate when a monkey performs an action involving an object, such as picking up a grape, or when watching someone else do the same task. The discovery of these neurons in 1996 led to speculation that they could be involved in everything from simulating others’ actions to language development to autism. There was only one problem: no one had definite proof that such cells exist in humans. Now a new...
  • double standard on disclosure and president records

    08/05/2009 12:07:12 PM PDT · by opentalk · 50 replies · 2,147+ views
    you tube ^ | 8-4-09 | open talk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ6iLuyCAx0
  • Diseased African Monkeys Used to Make Swine Flu Vaccines

    08/05/2009 6:55:46 AM PDT · by Scythian · 83 replies · 1,722+ views
    To most people, vaccines sound medically harmless. "They're good for you!" say the doctors and drug companies, but they never really talk about what's in those vaccines. There's a good reason for that: If people knew what was really in those vaccines, they would never allow themselves to be injected with them. Aside from the dangerous ingredients many people already know about (like squalene or thimerosal), one of the key ingredients used in flu vaccines (including the vaccines being prepared for the swine flu pandemic) is the diseased flesh of African Green Monkeys. This is revealed in U.S. patent No....
  • Is Myanmar moving toward nuclear status?

    07/21/2009 2:04:26 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies · 1,071+ views
    AP ^ | July 20 , 2009 | DENIS D. GRAY Associated Press Writer
    BANGKOK – The recent aborted voyage of a North Korean ship, photographs of massive tunnels and a top secret meeting have raised alarm bells that one of the world's poorest nations may be aspiring to join the nuclear club — with help from its friends in Pyongyang. No one expects military-run Myanmar, also known as Burma, to obtain an atomic bomb anytime soon, but experts have the Southeast Asian nation on their radar screen. "There's suspicion that something is going on, and increasingly that cooperation with North Korea may have a nuclear undercurrent. We are very much looking into it,"...
  • Monkeys live longer on low-cal diet; would humans?

    07/09/2009 10:22:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 548+ views
    breitbart ^ | 7/9/09 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Eat less, live longer? It seems to work for monkeys: A 20-year study found cutting calories by almost a third slowed their aging and fended off death. This is not about a quick diet to shed a few pounds. Scientists have long known they could increase the lifespan of mice and more primitive creatures—worms, flies—with deep, long-term cuts in what should be normal consumption. Now comes the first evidence that it delays the diseases of aging in primates, too—rhesus monkeys living at the Wisconsin National Primate Center. Researchers reported their study Friday in the journal Science. What...
  • Two Monkeys Slap Ben Stiller

    07/09/2009 10:00:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 2,145+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | May 19, 2009
    Hollywood funnyman Ben Stiller had the time of his life when he was beaten up by two monkeys recently on the set of his new movie Night At The Musuem: Battle Of The Smithsonian. The incident took place when the actor was filming a fight scene with the mischievous animals and they gave him several slaps on his face and body, reported contactmusic.com. Though Stiller wanted to punch them back, he dropped the idea for the sake of animal rights laws and took out his frustration on a dummy monkey instead. "We have two (monkeys) this time. I had to...
  • monkey glands

    06/25/2009 8:07:52 AM PDT · by franksolich · 7 replies · 518+ views
    conservativecave ^ | June 25, 2009 | franksolich (some of)
    My recent research into the efficacy of goat glands caused me to remember monkey glands, and so I went to the bookshelves here to look up something. Gene Fowler (1890-1960) was a well-known newspaper reporter, raconteur, and Hollywood publicist, during the earlier half of the last century. My father had all of his books, although by the time I came along, they were old books. The first book I ever read by Fowler was a biography of the famous actor John Barrymore, which was tough going for an 11-year-old. I didn't think any book could possibly be more dreadful than...
  • World first: Japanese scientists create transgenic monkeys (using green fluorescent protein - GFP)

    05/27/2009 11:58:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1,090+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/27/09 | Richard Ingham
    PARIS (AFP) – In a controversial achievement, Japanese scientists announced on Wednesday they had created the world's first transgenic primates, breeding monkeys with a gene that made the animals' skin glow a fluorescent green. The exploit opens up exciting prospects for medical researchers, they said. It could eventually lead to lab monkeys that replicate some of humanity's most devastating diseases, providing a new model for exploring how these disorders are caused and how they may be cured. "Great advances in pre-clinical research can be expected using these models," the team said. But other voices warned of a potential ethics storm,...
  • Monkeys Ponder What Could Have Been

    05/14/2009 2:13:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies · 423+ views
    LiveScience ^ | May 14, 2009 | Rachael Rettner
    It's a good thing monkeys can't gamble. New research shows these primates are capable of "woulda-coulda-shoulda" thoughts, like those that keep gamblers at the tables. Monkeys' brains respond to rewards that they observe but do not experience - so-called fictive outcomes - and monkeys change their behavior when they are shown the prizes that they could have had, researchers from Duke University Medical Center say. "Monkeys appear to be able to use fictive information to guide their behavior, so they're not purely guided by their direct experience of reward and punishment," said Michael Platt, the study's senior author. This is...
  • Horse-riding monkey has fled his circus and gone on the run.

    03/16/2009 9:13:26 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 25 replies · 2,016+ views
    The Sun.uk ^ | March 16,2009 | VIKKI THOMAS
    Horse riding moneky flees A HORSE-riding monkey has fled his circus and gone on the run. Reggie, a brown spider monkey who performs as a jockey in the Liebling Family Circus, got upset after his handler argued in front of him. Described as “an angel”, Reggie gave his handler the slip after overhearing him row with an animal rights protester outside his cage in Fruitland, Florida. A circus spokesman said: “Reggie got involved in the argument in his own way. “Monkeys are very emotional. You have to forgive them.” Now his trainers hope he might be lured home by...