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  • Mutant cow with TWO HEADS stuns baffled farmers

    07/09/2018 7:04:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | Published 9th July 2018 | By Callum Hoare
    A MUTANT cow has been born with two heads, baffling local farmers. Video footage shows the farm animal being bottle-fed by local workers as a second identical face emerges next to the first. The calf shares two pairs of eyes and heads between one skull and was found in Brazilian town Caiponia by the farm owner's wife. The woman, Zica Soares, said: "I never imagined something like that would be born here, we are surprised. "The vet says that we need to either put the calf down or look after him until the end. "He is very bad, really weak,...
  • Suspected Rapist With Identical Twin Freed Over DNA

    04/30/2014 2:35:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 30, 2014
    A suspect in two violent rapes in Boston a decade ago has been freed because DNA testing could not differentiate him from his identical twin brother. Dwayne McNair, 33, was freed by a judge on Tuesday after spending two years behind bars awaiting trial. He was released from an eight-count indictment that charged him with raping two young women, reports the Boston Herald. Prosecutors say the 23- and 19-year-old victims were abducted at gunpoint off city streets within days of each other in 2004, pistol-whipped, and raped. 2011 tests of DNA left at the scene couldn't distinguish between McNair's DNA...
  • Yemen violence: 'Thirty dead' in twin attacks on army

    09/20/2013 3:02:47 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20 September 2013
    At least 30 people were killed when suspected militants launched simultaneous attacks on military targets in southern Yemen, sources say. Two car bombs reportedly exploded at a camp in Shabwa province, killing around 20 soldiers and wounding many others. In a second assault in the area, gunmen also shot 10 soldiers in the town of Maifaa. The government is battling al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants who often target the military.
  • Argentine judge stops woman wedding twin sister's killer

    12/23/2012 10:01:36 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies,au ^ | December 23, 2012
    <p>AN ARGENTINE judge has blocked planned nuptials between a 22-year-old woman and her twin sister's convicted killer. Edith Casas insists Victor Cingolani did not murder her sister Johana Casas, a fashion model. He is serving a 13-year prison sentence in southern Santa Cruz province for her murder in 2010.</p>
  • Mayor's Mom Says She 'Hates' Alamo

    05/13/2010 6:39:52 AM PDT · by laotzu · 151 replies · 3,017+ views
    KSAT ^ | 5/12/10 | Charles Gonzales
    SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was recently profiled in the New York Times, which referenced him as the next national Hispanic leader and perhaps president. "It's been a very promising response," said Castro. "It's a very flattering article." But comments he didn't make could draw some strong opinions. His mother, Rosie Castro, had strong words when asked about her memories of the Alamo, a symbol of Texas independence. "They used to take us there when we were school children," Perez told the Times. "They told us how glorious that battle was. When I grew up, I learned...
  • Julian Castro: A Radical Revealed

    09/04/2012 8:59:35 PM PDT · by bronxville · 50 replies ^ | 09-04-20012 | Charles C Johnson
    Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, who will be giving the keynote address tonight, is, according to some, the next Obama. But while Obama’s radicalism may have escaped the notice of the DNC in 2004, Castro’s views are bit more transparent. Indeed, he, along with his twin, Joaquin, currently running for Congress, learned their politics on their mother’s knee and in the streets of San Antonio. Their mother, Rosie helped found a radical, anti-white, socialist Chicano party called La Raza Unida (literally “The Race United”) that sought to create a separate country—Aztlan—in the Southwest. Read more:
  • Abortion Practitioner Loses Medical License for Killing Wrong Twin in Failed Abortion

    04/12/2010 11:51:16 AM PDT · by julieee · 72 replies · 1,541+ views ^ | April 12, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion Practitioner Loses Medical License for Killing Wrong Twin in Failed Abortion Tampa, FL -- A Florida-based abortion practitioner lost his medical license this weekend after the state medical board evaluated his license. Matthew Kachinas was supposed to do an abortion on one of the twin babies who had physical disabilities but wound up killing the other baby in the failed abortion.
  • Twin to Milky Way's Black Hole Found

    01/26/2009 4:42:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 491+ views on Yahoo ^ | Andrea Thompson
    A sharp-eyed instrument on the Very Large Telescope has given astronomers a peek at the heart of a nearby galaxy, revealing a host of young, massive and dusty stellar nurseries and a possible twin of our own Milky Way's supermassive black hole. The galaxy, dubbed NGC 253, is one of the brightest and dustiest spiral galaxies in the sky. It is also known as the Sculptor Galaxy, because it is located in the Sculptor constellation. The Sculptor Galaxy is a starbust galaxy, so-called because of very intense star formation there. Astronomers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias in Spain...
  • Did Earth's Twin Cores Spark Plate Tectonics?

    01/07/2009 9:20:26 AM PST · by BGHater · 40 replies · 1,059+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 06 Jan 2009 | Michael Reilly
    It's a classic image from every youngster's science textbook: a cutaway image of Earth's interior. The brown crust is paper-thin; the warm mantle orange, the seething liquid of the outer core yellow, and at the center the core, a ball of solid, red-hot iron. Now a new theory aims to rewrite it all by proposing the seemingly impossible: Earth has not one but two inner cores. The idea stems from an ancient, cataclysmic collision that scientists believe occurred when a Mars-sized object hit Earth about 4.45 billion years ago. The young Earth was still so hot that it was mostly...
  • Italy: 'Angelina - bank raider' (Jolie's evil twin bank robber: photo)

    10/20/2008 6:00:15 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 1,165+ views
    Ananova ^ | 10/17/08
    'Angelina - bank raider' Italian cops easily caught an armed robber after being told the gun wielding raider was Angelina Jolie. Lookalike Annarita Ottonello, 29, staged a bank robbery in Genoa after running into money problems, say police. But she was quickly caught, as she tried to escape by scooter, after police circulated the news that the bank had been ro
  • The Claim: Identical Twins Have Identical DNA (No, copy-number variation strikes again!)

    03/15/2008 12:24:17 AM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,507+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 11, 2008 | ANAHAD O’CONNOR
    Really? THE FACTS It is a basic tenet of human biology, taught in grade schools everywhere: Identical twins come from the same fertilized egg and, thus, share identical genetic profiles. But according to new research, though identical twins share very similar genes, identical they are not. The discovery opens a new understanding of why two people who hail from the same embryo can differ in phenotype, as biologists refer to a person’s physical manifestation. The new findings appear in the March issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics, in a study conducted by scientists at the University of Alabama...
  • Twin Strands Of DNA Seek Each Other Out

    01/28/2008 3:15:20 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 100+ views
    New Scientist ^ | Andy Coghlan
    Twin strands of DNA seek each other out 11:38 28 January 2008 news service Andy Coghlan Just like twins recognising and approaching each other across a crowded room, it now turns out that identical stretches of double-stranded DNA seek each other out in solution. The unexpected finding could shed new light on how DNA repairs itself, how diseases such as cancer result from the miscopying of DNA, and how genes become tweaked during evolution. Although the capacity for single complementary strands of DNA to attract each other is probably the best-known and most fundamental property of DNA, no-one knew...
  • Sharif may return to Pak in 3-4 days

    11/23/2007 1:53:19 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 9 replies · 113+ views ^ | 11-23-07 | press trust of India
    Former premier Nawaz Sharif is expected to return to Pakistan from exile in Saudi Arabia within the next three to four days, his party said today. However, it was not immediately clear whether Sharif - deposed by President Pervez Musharraf in 1999 and living in Jeddah since he was deported to Saudi Arabia after he tried to come back to Pakistan in September would return before November 26, the last date for filing nominations for the general election scheduled for January 8.
  • Woman gives birth to twin grandsons

    05/07/2007 6:12:27 AM PDT · by bedolido · 2 replies · 165+ views ^ | 5-5-2007 | staff writer
    A 52-year-old Greek mother has given birth to her two grandsons, after getting legal permission to be a surrogate mother for her daughter. The woman, who was implanted with embryos from her daughter's eggs fertilised by her son-in-law, gave birth to twin boys in good health and weighing 2.5 kilograms, gynaecologist Charalambos Batakis said. In July last year a Greek court gave permission for the woman to carry out a surrogate birth because her daughter was unable to carry a pregnancy to term due to health problems. Greek law allows for surrogate mothers as long as the parties concerned reach...
  • Twin twice the size of brother at birth

    05/02/2007 6:38:32 AM PDT · by bedolido · 23 replies · 1,164+ views ^ | 05-02-2007 | Michelle Cazzulino
    LYING alongside one another, these beautiful babies look like they could have been born weeks or even months apart - in fact, they are identical twin boys, who were born with just a minute separating them. Weighing in at a tiny 1.54kg, Byron Ryman's birthweight was almost double that of his brother Lincoln's, who was just 530g when he was delivered on March 15 at the Royal Hospital for Women at Randwick in Sydney.
  • Why Everyone You Know Thinks the Same as You (Homophily)

    10/18/2006 11:06:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 38 replies · 875+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/19/2006 | Shankar Vedantam
    You can see it the next time you visit your office cafeteria or a nearby park: Whites sitting together with whites, blacks with blacks, young people with other young people. When individuals from these groups mix, it is usually because they share something else in common, such as a pastime. Sociologists call this phenomenon homophily, a somewhat grand word to describe the idea that birds of a feather flock together. Thinkers from Plato and Aristotle onward have observed that people seem to be drawn to others like themselves. But while the basic idea is simple, homophily has surprisingly complex causes...
  • Twin Sisters Embrace Deployment in Iraq

    08/25/2006 6:06:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 550+ views
    Defense News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brandon L. Roach
    AL ASAD, Iraq, Aug. 25, 2006 -- When two sisters from Jefferson, Ga., walked into a Marine Corps recruiting station and decided to join, they had no idea the entire experience of a four-year enlistment would be spent together. Cpls. Leenorta and Renorta Washington are electrical equipment repair specialists with the Utilities Platoon of Marine Wing Support Squadron 274, Marine Wing Support Group 37 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and have not been separated once since leaving home for recruit training. “We joined the Delayed Entry Program on the same day,” said Renorta. “We worked to get into the...
  • Man didn't ask to be like Mike, so he's suing ($832 million)

    07/08/2006 11:57:30 AM PDT · by Andy from Beaverton · 125 replies · 4,857+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 07/08/06 | Holly Danks
    Man didn't ask to be like Mike, so he's suing Court - Allen Ray Heckard says his resemblance to Michael Jordan is distressing, and he wants the star and Phil Knight to pay Related Documents (PDF): 1 Saturday, July 08, 2006 HOLLY DANKS HILLSBORO -- Michael Jordan made a bushel of money shooting baskets and pitching Nike products. Allen Ray Heckard, a 51-year-old Northeast Portland man, says he has been told he looks like Jordan. Now he wants some of that fortune for the pain and suffering of having a famous face. Heckard, an airport shuttle driver and auto detailer...
  • Reason found for increase in twin births: it was the milk

    05/31/2006 7:05:41 AM PDT · by S0122017 · 36 replies · 918+ views
    scientific american ^ | David Biello
    Diet Linked to Twin Births Over the last 30 years, the number of twin births has nearly trebled. This rise seems to have followed the introduction of in vitro fertilization and a preference for having children later in life. But in the mid-1990s, doctors began limiting the number of embryos transferred in the course of in vitro fertilization and still the proportion of twin births rose. Now new research seems to show that bovine growth hormone in the food supply may be responsible. Using data obtained from mothers by way of questionnaire, physician Gary Steinman of the Long Island Jewish...
  • Who knew? Twin Cities area is No. 2 in magazine's 50 smart places to live

    05/09/2006 6:34:27 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 46 replies · 1,224+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-9-06 | kiplingers
    Minneapolis-St. Paul is a "cosmopolitan gem," according to a new ranking by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. Granted, "the winter weather isn't for wusses," Kiplinger's June issue reports, but the seven-county Twin Cities area has so many good things to brag about: cost of living and housing, quality health care, low crime rate, education, quality of life, cultural amenities, the economy and transportation. St. Paul doesn't get short shrift either in the write-up: The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra are mentioned, among other pluses. Minneapolis is described as "progressive and hip, with a Midwestern sensibility."...