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  • Oldest woman to give birth dies, leaving twins

    07/15/2009 9:29:38 AM PDT · by edcoil · 70 replies · 3,050+ views
    AP ^ | 7-15-09 | edcoil
    MADRID – A Spanish woman who deceived a U.S. fertility clinic about her age and become the oldest woman to give birth (66) has died at 69, leaving behind 2-year-old twins.
  • Clearwater Beach twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon reach Playmate of the Month (19 going on 40)

    06/27/2009 5:18:22 PM PDT · by devane617 · 40 replies · 4,602+ views
    St Pete Times ^ | 06/27/2009 | Keith Niebuhr
    Living at the legendary Playboy Mansion in California, becoming big-time models and being the girlfriends of Hugh Hefner has been a blast, even more so than Karissa and Kristina Shannon could have imagined. Yet the 19-year-old twins admit they sometimes get a little homesick. In particular, the onetime Clearwater residents miss Clearwater Beach, Ybor City's nightlife, their favorite radio station (WLLD-FM 98.7), their friends, and of course, their family. "We try as much as we can to visit," Kristina Shannon said in a phone interview this week. Every time they do, they're a little more famous. A year ago, the...
  • World’s Oldest Twins Reunited at Age 104

    06/27/2009 4:12:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 755+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | Jun 23, 2009
    On June 10, the world’s oldest living twins sisters were reunited at age 104. In the tradition of visiting relatives after the spring wheat harvest, the older twin, Cao Daqiao, visited her sister, Cao Xiaoqiao, in Fanjialing Village of Weifang City, Shandong Province. Although both sisters live in Weifang City, they live in different villages and rarely get to see each other. Born in 1905, the sisters are recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest twins. Since their husbands both had the same last name Liu, last year Guinness named them Qiao Senior and Qiao...
  • Sextuplets mother ignored advice to abort

    06/13/2009 4:51:29 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 8 replies · 1,502+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 13 Jun 2009 | Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    The mother of the UK's first sextuplets for more than a quarter of a century has told how she ignored medical advice to abort several of the foetuses. Nuala Conway, 26, from Dunamore in Co Tyrone, said she was warned about the high risks of carrying on with the multiple pregnancy, but decided to put her faith in God. She was given the option of terminating some of the unborn babies at 14 weeks and was advised that this was the best option. However, Mrs Conway, who is a Roman Catholic, said that the suggestion of a termination made her...
  • Latest Twin Study Confirms Genetic Contribution To SSA(Same Sex Attraction)Is Minor (less than 10%)

    05/26/2009 8:24:45 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 1,219+ views
    http://www.narth.com ^ | 4 June 2008 | By N.E. Whitehead, Ph.D.
    Neil Whitehead, Ph.D. Twin studies are favorites of mine because of the potential light they throw on the origins of same-sex attractions (SSA). The latest one (Santtila et al., 2008) is three times larger than any previous study - in fact, larger than all the rest put together.Does this latest study teach us something new? Quick answer: No. It confirms the best recent studies, which tell us that genetic factors are minor; non-genetic factors are major.The paper's title is "Potential for Homosexual Response is Prevalent and Genetic." This implies to the average reader that homosexuality is sometimes hidden, but commonly...
  • Doctors Discover Dallas Twins Have Two Different Dads

    05/18/2009 5:20:59 PM PDT · by JohnD9207 · 78 replies · 3,371+ views
    Fox News ^ | 05/18/2009 | Sky News
    A Texas mother of twins got the shock of her life when doctors revealed that her 11-month-old boys do not have the same father. Mia Washington decided to get some expert advice when she and her partner noticed that twins Justin and Jordan had different facial features. Paternity tests then revealed what had happened — two eggs had been fertilized by two different sperm and there was a 99.99% chance the twins had different dads. Doctors at the DNA lab in Dallas, Texas had never seen such a result. Washington later admitted she had had an affair and got pregnant...
  • Indian village with 250 sets of twins

    05/12/2009 7:34:27 PM PDT · by metmom · 11 replies · 481+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | Last Updated: 2:19PM BST 11 May 2009
    The phenomenon has seen almost six times as many twins born than the global average in the remote village of Kodinhi, in Kerala. In 2008 alone 15 pairs of twins were born in the village out of 300 healthy deliveries and this year is expected to top that number. In the last five years alone up to 60 pairs of twins have been born, with the rate of twins increasing year-on-year.
  • Face of Defense: Marine Twins Reunite in Kuwait

    05/08/2009 4:49:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 1,022+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. Michael T. Knight,USMC
    CAMP VIRGINIA, Kuwait, May 8, 2009 – If enemies fear one Marine, they now have twice the reason to be afraid. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Robert I. Johnson, right, and his twin bother, Marine Corps Sgt. Tracey R. Johnson, enjoy a brief reunion on Camp Virginia, Kuwait, April 23, 2009. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Michael T. Knight  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Robert I. Johnson and Sgt. Tracey R. Johnson, twin brothers, enjoyed a brief reunion here, far from their small hometown of Albany, La. Robert, currently deployed to Kuwait, met up...
  • Abortion Survivor Sarah Smith

    04/07/2009 9:01:40 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 33 replies · 1,634+ views
    prolife.com ^ | unsure | Sarah Smith
    Twins -- one aborted, one survives! Sarah tells her story . . . "Twenty-nine years ago, my mother decided to have an abortion. At the time, she was pregnant with twins, but nobody knew this, not even her doctor. My tiny brother and I were both there growing in her womb, until that dreadful day. Before the abortion, we were both alive. Moments later, I was alone. It's frightening to think I was almost aborted when my mom had a D&C abortion. Somehow, miraculously, I survived! My twin brother wasn't so lucky. Andrew was aborted and we lost him forever....
  • Spanish 'man' is pregnant with twins: report

    03/23/2009 11:10:52 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 23 replies · 1,592+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 3/23/09
    A 25-year-old transsexual Spaniard claims to be pregnant with twins after artificial insemination in the first such case in Spain, local media reported on Sunday. "I am six-and-a-half weeks pregnant," Ruben Noe Coronado Jimenez, initially named Estefania, told the popular magazine Pronto, saying he took treatment to restart his menstrual cycle.
  • Woman With TWO wombs Delivers A Twin Daughter From Each

    03/01/2009 5:17:43 PM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies · 1,816+ views
    Dail Mail (UK) ^ | March 01, 2009
    Woman with TWO wombs delivers a twin daughter from each By DAILY MAIL REPORTER 02nd March 2009 A woman with two wombs has given birth to twin daughters - one from each uterus. Sarah Reinfelder's two babies Kaylin Joy and Valerie Marie were delivered seven weeks premature on Thursday by Caesarean section. The 21-year-old from Michigan in the U.S. has a condition known as uterus didelphys, in which the womb develops in two parts, each with its own fallopian t
  • The genetic puppeteer (ever wonder why genetic twins look progressively different over time?)

    02/18/2009 8:49:26 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 98 replies · 2,072+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | David White
    The genetic puppeteer by David White Back in 2005 a group of researchers published a landmark study on a question that has long puzzled geneticists: why aren’t identical twins … identical? Considering that they have the same DNA sequence in each of their cells, it seems a bit strange that they often possess a number of physical differences, such as different fingerprints, and different susceptibilities to disease. This raises the question: if two people can have identical DNA sequences and yet be so different, is there more to our genetic blueprint than just DNA?...
  • Diabetes Can Double Odds of Alzheimer’s

    01/31/2009 11:32:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 813+ views
    WebMD Health News ^ | Jan. 29, 2009 | Caroline Wilbert
    Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD People Diagnosed With Diabetes Before Age 65 Are More Than Twice as Likely to Develop Dementia, Study Shows Diabetes increases the risk of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, according to a new report. The study, which focused on the health of 13,693 Swedish twins, found that people who are diagnosed with diabetes before age 65 have more than double the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The link was not as strong for people diagnosed with diabetes late in life. Weili Xu, PhD of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and colleagues write that their...
  • Octuplets surprise doctors - Doctors say newborn octuplets appear healthy

    01/28/2009 2:06:47 AM PST · by Caipirabob · 5 replies · 519+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tue Jan 27, 4:42 pm | JOHN ROGERS,
    BELLFLOWER, Calif. – Newborn octuplets in Southern California are a feisty bunch that appear healthy even at nine weeks premature, a doctor said Tuesday. Three babies are being given oxygen but appeared to be doing well, said Dr. Mandhir Gupta, a neonatologist at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center. Two of the newborns were initially on ventilators but no longer need them. At least four could be ready for their first oral feeding later Tuesday.
  • Mom delivers rare octuplets

    01/27/2009 11:26:12 AM PST · by gallaxyglue · 25 replies · 2,263+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | Jan 27, 2009 | Raquel Maria Dillon
    By Associated Press Writer Raquel Maria Dillon, Mom delivers rare octuplets AP A woman gave birth Monday to eight babies, only the second time in history octuplets have survived more than a few hours, doctors said. The mother gave birth to six boys and two girls weighing between 1 pound, 8 ounces, and 3 pounds, 4 ounces, doctors at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center said. The hospital had scheduled a Caesarean section for seven babies, but doctors were surprised when an eighth came out at 10:48 a.m. "My eyes were wide," Dr. Karen Maples said, explaining her reaction to the...
  • Mother gives birth to octuplets in SoCal hospital

    01/26/2009 5:02:42 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 71 replies · 2,712+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | (01-26) 16:27 PST
    A mother has given birth to eight babies in a hospital south of Los Angeles, the world's second live-born set of octuplets. Dr. Karen Maples told KCAL-TV that the babies were born Monday at Kaiser Permanante and were "doing quite well." The hospital says the mother, who asked not to be identified, gave birth to six girls and two boys weighing between 1.8 pounds and 3.4 pounds. Dr. Harold Henry told KCAL that "they were all screaming and kicking around very vigorously."
  • British couple has 'black-and-white twins' - again

    01/04/2009 2:53:03 PM PST · by llevrok · 33 replies · 1,971+ views
    LONDON -- A mixed-race British couple has defied the odds - twice - by producing two sets of twins in which one sibling appears to be black and the other white. Dean Durrant's newborn daughter Miya has dark skin like him. Twin sister Leah has fair skin like her blue-eyed, red-haired mother, Alison Spooner. Their older siblings Lauren and Hayleigh, born in 2001, also have strikingly different skin tones and eye colors. "There's no easy way to explain it all. I'm still in shock myself," Durrant, 33, told Sky News on Wednesday. Both sets of twins are fraternal rather than...
  • Tiny Siamese Twins Born Arm-in-Arm (parents rejected advice to abort)

    11/30/2008 12:10:46 AM PST · by baa39 · 17 replies · 1,222+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Nov. 30, 2008 | Elizabeth Sanderson
    They each have ten fingers and ten toes, chubby little legs and a perfectly upturned nose. Snuggling under a blanket and with a woolly hat each to keep them warm, here are Faith and Hope Williams, the Siamese twins who some doctors believed would never be born. Their mother, Laura, had initially been advised to terminate the girls, but last Wednesday, at 9.40am, she made medical history by becoming the world's youngest mother of conjoined twins at just 18 years of age. Now in an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, she and her husband, Aled, 28, tell of...
  • I have a theological question on abortion

    09/08/2008 8:30:13 AM PDT · by Prime Mover · 134 replies · 304+ views
    I've been arguing with a pro-choice relative of mine, and she made the following statement: "If life begins at conception, do identical twins only have half a soul?" I know the science of how "twinning" occurs. A single fertilized egg splits and then both halves implant in the uterus. But since conception involved one egg and one sperm only, if life began at that moment, wouldn't that indicate only one soul? I'm interested in any theological arguments that have been made in this area. Thanks
  • Two in a Million: Twins Born - One Black, One White

    07/17/2008 4:51:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 1,557+ views
    Sky News ^ | July 17, 2008
    <p>Twins with different skin colors — one black and the other white — have been born in Berlin, Germany.</p> <p>Doctors say it is an extremely rare occurrence, but it is possible if genes combine in a certain way.</p> <p>The twin boys, named Ryan and Leo, are the offspring of a mixed-race couple.</p>
  • Two In A Million: Twins Born - One Black, One White

    07/17/2008 3:48:53 PM PDT · by nancyvideo · 63 replies · 434+ views
    Sky News ^ | July 17, 2008
    Twins with different skin colors — one black and the other white — have been born in Berlin, Germany. The twin boys, named Ryan and Leo, are the offspring of a mixed-race couple
  • Face of Defense: Police Officer Twins Deploy Together

    07/11/2008 5:07:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 104+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Tech. Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa, USAF
    MELBOURNE, Fla., July 11, 2008 – Army Sgts. Daniel and Timothy DeKoeyer have been together all their lives. Army Sgts. Daniel (left) and Timothy DeKoeyer prepare to deploy with the Florida Army National Guard's 715th Military Police Company in Melbourne, Fla., July 5, 2008. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. As civilians, the twin brothers serve together as police officers in Deland, Fla., and now the 22-year-old citizen-soldiers have volunteered to deploy together to Afghanistan for a year-long military police mission. They left for training July 5 with the Florida...
  • Bank teller's unborn twins died

    04/25/2008 12:55:20 PM PDT · by traumer · 21 replies · 215+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A pregnant bank teller who was shot during a bank robbery has lost the twins she was carrying. Katherin Shuffield was five months pregnant when a bank robber shot her in the stomach during a robbery Tuesday morning at the Huntington Bank on 21st and Post. Although the bullet missed the twins, surgeons had to remove a section of Shuffield's intestine and her appendix. Katherin's husband released a statement: "On behalf of our family, I would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and concerns regarding Katherin's condition. While Katherin remains in critical but stable condition,...
  • 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...
  • Young artist hanged herself after grief of aborting her twins

    02/23/2008 7:43:48 PM PST · by Lorianne · 30 replies · 212+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 22nd February 2008 | Beth Hale
    A talented artist hanged herself because she was overcome with grief after aborting her twins, an inquest heard yesterday. Emma Beck, 30, left a note saying: "Living is hell for me. I should never have had an abortion. "I see now I would have been a good mum. I told everyone I didn't want to do it, even at the hospital." "I was frightened, now it is too late. I died when my babies died. "I want to be with my babies - they need me, no one else does." Yesterday an inquest heard that in the run-up to the...
  • Jennifer Lopez has twins

    02/22/2008 6:42:26 AM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies · 282+ views
    Af.google ^ | 02.22.08
    Hollywood diva Jennifer Lopez gave birth to twins early Friday, a boy and a girl, People magazine said. The twins are the first children for Lopez, 38, and the fourth and fifth for her husband, salsa star Marc Anthony. "Jennifer and Marc are delighted, thrilled and over the moon," Lopez's manager told the magazine.
  • A startling arrest in twin's death

    02/14/2008 1:21:25 PM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 372+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | February 14, 2008
    A startling arrest in twin's death Brother of slain East High youth charged in his murder By Theodore Decker and Simone Sebastian THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH The twins did everything together. Relatives said they were inseparable. A teacher called them "two peas in a pod." And after Dennis Lewis, 17, was shot and killed while rushing to defend his mother during what appeared to be a robbery at their North Linden home last month, his twin, Derris, stood strong. He spoke for the family. He spoke to their teachers and peers at East of Arcadia High School, where he continued to...
  • Mother refuses to abort twin girls who knocked loose tumor

    02/07/2008 1:56:01 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 147+ views
    CNA ^ | February 7, 2008
    Michelle Stepney with her girls Alice and Harriet / Photo Credit: The Daily Mail London, Feb 7, 2008 / 04:41 am (CNA).- A British woman’s twin girls saved her life when, while still in the womb, they kicked free a tumor growing in their mother’s uterus, the Daily Mail reports.Though advised she needed to abort the twins so she could be treated for cancer, the mother avoided harsh cancer treatment so her babies could be born.Michelle Stepney, 35, was expecting twins when she went to a hospital with a suspected miscarriage.  The doctors realized that she had cervical cancer,...
  • Political Views May Be Genetically Influenced, Twin Study Shows

    02/06/2008 5:46:43 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 13 replies · 78+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6 February 2008 | Staff
    Alford, who has researched this topic for a number of years, and his team analyzed data from political opinions of more than 12,000 twins in the United States and supplemented it with findings from twins in Australia. Alford found that identical twins were more likely to agree on political issues than were fraternal twins. On the issue of property taxes, for example, an astounding four-fifths of identical twins shared the same opinion, while only two-thirds of fraternal twins agreed. "What we found was that it probably is going to take more than a persuasive television ad to change someone's mind...
  • How my twins saved my life by kicking loose a tumour while still in my womb.

    02/04/2008 9:16:55 AM PST · by Pistolshot · 19 replies · 84+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4th February 2008 | LUCY LAING
    Like any thrilled mother to be, Michelle Stepney cherished the first kicks she could feel from her unborn babies. But her lively twin girls were doing more than simply making their presence felt. Each little kick was saving their mother's life. Unknown to her, Mrs Stepney, 35, had developed cervical cancer. Her unborn twins' constant kicking in the womb actually managed to dislodge the tumour. It was only when Mrs Stepney was taken to hospital with a suspected miscarriage that doctors realised she had cancer. They told her the babies had saved her life. Without them, the cancer may not...
  • Twin Brothers Get Perfect ACT Scores

    01/17/2008 3:52:16 PM PST · by ShadowDancer · 10 replies · 494+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | January 17, 2008 | AP
    Twin Brothers Get Perfect ACT Scores One Twin Had Three TriesPOSTED: 11:42 am EST January 17, 2008 UPDATED: 1:03 pm EST January 17, 2008 BELLEVUE, Neb. -- Brian and Ross DeVol are a perfect match, genetically and academically: The identical twins earned perfect ACT scores. The seniors at suburban Bellevue East High School both scored 36 on the college entrance exam, though Ross DeVol needed three tries. One of his earlier tries netted a 35. The 18-year-old brothers have maintained straight As through high school, and both are in the running for class valedictorian. "We're pretty competitive," Ross DeVol said....
  • British twins separated at birth married without knowing of kinship

    01/14/2008 12:25:48 PM PST · by Renfield · 49 replies · 875+ views
    London - A pair of twins in Britain who were separated at birth and adopted by different families married each other without realizing they were brother and sister and have now had their union annulled by a court, it was revealed Friday. The extraordinary case, brought to public attention by David Alton, a liberal member of Britain's House of Lords, prompted calls Friday for legislation enshrining a child's right to know who her or his biological parents are. The twins, whose marriage was recently annulled by a High Court judge because "it never validly existed," had felt an "inevitable attraction"...
  • Marriage of twins fuels adoption row

    01/11/2008 3:39:18 PM PST · by Aristotelian · 57 replies · 356+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 11/01/2008 | Gordon Rayner
    Twins who were separated at birth have married each other, unaware that they were brother and sister. Each had been adopted by a different family, with neither being told they had a twin. A High Court judge annulled the marriage after the couple discovered they were siblings, the House of Lords has been told. The judge ruled that the marriage had never validly existed. The couple's identities, along with details of how they met and fell in love, remain a closely-guarded secret. But the cross-bench peer Lord Alton, who told the Lords the case had been revealed to him by...
  • Twins marry by mistake

    01/11/2008 6:58:58 AM PST · by IrishMike · 103 replies · 335+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | Friday, January 11, 2008 | PETE BELL
    A MARRIED couple have had their union annulled - after discovering they were twins. The twins were separated at birth and not told they had any siblings. They were adopted by different families, and - amazingly - as adults they met, fell in love and married. The High Court ruled the marriage had never been valid and annulled it. Further details of the case, and the identity of the twins, have been kept secret to protect them. Professor Lord Alton, who uncovered the case, said: "The right for children to know the identity of their biological parents is a human...
  • Quaids Sue Maker Of Blood Thinner

    12/04/2007 3:28:51 PM PST · by ShadowDancer · 83 replies · 256+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | December 4, 2007 | AP
    Quaids Sue Maker Of Blood Thinner Actor's Twins Given Accidental Massive DosePOSTED: 4:53 pm EST December 4, 2007 UPDATED: 5:21 pm EST December 4, 2007 LOS ANGELES -- Dennis Quaid and his wife sued the makers of heparin Tuesday after their newborn twins were inadvertently given massive doses of the blood thinner at a hospital. The product liability lawsuit, filed in Chicago, seeks more than $50,000 in damages. It claims that Baxter Healthcare Corp., based in Deerfield, Ill., was negligent in packaging different doses of the product in similar vials with blue backgrounds. The lawsuit also says the company should...
  • Quaid's Babies Given Accidental Overdose

    11/20/2007 9:32:38 PM PST · by Hildy · 93 replies · 161+ views
    SF Gate ^ | November 20, 2007 | Hildy
    Actor Dennis Quaid's newborn twins have been admitted to a Los Angeles hospital's intensive care unit after they were accidentally given a drug overdose. Quaid and his wife, Kimberly, welcomed Thomas Boone Quaid and Zoe Grace Quaid into the world on November 8, but the babies are now fighting for their lives at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
  • Dennis Quaid's Twins in Medical Nightmare

    11/20/2007 2:55:08 PM PST · by passionfruit · 45 replies · 142+ views
    TMZ has learned that Dennis Quaid's newborn twins are fighting for their lives after being inadvertently overdosed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Sources tell us the twins -- Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace -- were accidentally given a massive dose of Heparin, an anti-coagulant. Babies typically get 10 units. Our sources say they were each mistakenly given 10,000 units. The drug is used to flush out IV lines and prevent blood clots. We're told one dose was given on Sunday morning, another on Sunday evening. We're told late Sunday night, both babies started to "bleed out." Both babies...
  • For Sake of Science They Abused These Girls

    11/08/2007 5:36:03 PM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 36 replies · 138+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 11/08/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    "Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind." --Albert Einstein Secularists today love to frame the religion vs. science debate as one of "superstitions" against fact as if theistic truth, morality and the spiritual aspect of humanity is meaningless fluff not to intersect with the hard fact and incontestability of science. But, as I quoted Einstein, the patron saint of scienceists, there is a part of science that dangerously crosses over into religion's realm of morality even as secularists try to deny that fact. And here is a story that does, indeed, show scientists crossing over into the...
  • Aborted and Lived To Tell About It

    11/07/2007 5:37:53 PM PST · by mdittmar · 22 replies · 424+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2007 | Jon Sanders
    England is abuzz about "The Boy Who Lived," and no, his name isn't Harry Potter, but he did survive a deliberate attempt on his life. Two, in fact, while still in his mother's womb. The boy, Gabriel Jones, was the weaker twin and had an enlarged heart. Doctors told his mother that they believed he would die in the womb, and if he did, they said, that would cause his brother to die, too. The despondent mother, Rebecca Jones, agreed to terminate Gabriel to save his twin brother, Ieuan. First doctors attempted to sever his umbilical cord, but according to...
  • Twins Invent Wedgie-Proof Underwear

    11/06/2007 7:31:19 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 38 replies · 95+ views
    AP ^ | 11-2-07 | Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Wedgie-proof underwear earned 8-year-old twin boys a spot Friday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Using rigged boxers and fabric fasteners to hold together some seams, Jared and Justin Serovich came up with the "Rip Away 1000." "When the person tries to grab you—like the bully or the person tries to give you a wedgie—they just rip away," Justin explained Thursday by phone from Los Angeles, where the TV segment was taped Wednesday. The third graders from Gables Elementary School began brainstorming one day after they were horsing around, giving each other the treatment. Their mother's partner...
  • We're twinseparable! Happy with his brother, the boy who refused to die

    11/03/2007 10:02:15 AM PDT · by mware · 36 replies · 65+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 01:09am on 3rd November 2007 | By LUCY LAING
    They say twins share a strong bond - but the one between Gabriel and Ieuan Jones was unbreakable. When doctors found that Gabriel was weaker than his brother, with an enlarged heart,and believed he was going to die in the womb, his mother Rebecca Jones had to make a heartbreaking decision. Doctors told her his death could cause his twin brother to die too before they were born, and that it would be better to end Gabriel's suffering sooner rather than later. Mrs Jones decided to let doctors operate to terminate Gabriel's life. Firstly they tried to sever his umbilical...
  • We're twinseparable! Happy with his brother, the boy who refused to die

    11/03/2007 8:00:20 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 29 replies · 284+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd November 2007 | LUCY LAING
    They say twins share a strong bond - but the one between Gabriel and Ieuan Jones was unbreakable. When doctors found that Gabriel was weaker than his brother, with an enlarged heart,and believed he was going to die in the womb, his mother Rebecca Jones had to make a heartbreaking decision. Doctors told her his death could cause his twin brother to die too before they were born, and that it would be better to end Gabriel's suffering sooner rather than later. Mrs Jones decided to let doctors operate to terminate Gabriel's life. Firstly they tried to sever his umbilical...
  • Diet Choices 'Written In Genes'

    10/23/2007 12:30:30 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 45+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-23-2007
    Diet choices 'written in genes' Our genes and not just our upbringing may play a key role in our food likes and dislikes, UK researchers believe. Experts from Kings College London compared the eating habits of thousands of pairs of twins. Identical twins were far more likely to share the same dietary patterns - like a penchant for coffee and garlic - suggesting tastes may be inherited. A health psychologist said this meant childhood food foibles might be harder to put right than previously thought. We have assumed that our upbringing and social environment determine what we like to eat....
  • Beware of an Arnold Dressed as a Rudy (Could Giuliani Spread the Damage Nationwide?)

    10/21/2007 10:09:49 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 109 replies · 106+ views
    Townhall ^ | October 21, 2007 | Frank Pastore
    I, a conservative Christian, am partly responsible for passing one of the most pro-gay agendas in American history. Starting January 1, 2008, California will implement SB-777, a bill that goes far beyond the old standard of public schools not being able to do anything that would “reflect adversely” on homosexuality. Now, the new standard is you can’t do anything that would show either a “discriminatory bias” against homosexuality or anything that would favor heterosexuality. Let me put this in simple terms. Textbooks that now refer to “mother and father” or “mom and dad” or “King and Queen” will soon have...
  • Is Hillary Clinton the New Old Al Gore? (A Barf for Rich But A Clinton Sucks Article)

    09/29/2007 6:37:01 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 19 replies · 74+ views
    NY Times ^ | 30 October 2007 | Frank Rich
    If you buy into the Washington logic that a flawless campaign is one that doesn’t make gaffes, never goes off-message and never makes news, then this analysis makes sense. The Clinton machine runs as smoothly and efficiently as a Rolls. And like a fine car, it is just as likely to lull its driver into complacent coasting and its passengers to sleep. What I saw on television last Sunday was the incipient second coming of the can’t-miss 2000 campaign of Al Gore. That Mr. Gore, some may recall, was not the firebrand who emerged from defeat, speaking up early against...
  • Two-Headed Turtle Goes on Display in Pa.

    09/28/2007 6:31:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies · 116+ views
    www.physorg.com ^ | 09/28/2007 | Staff
    A pet store has bought a two-headed turtle from a collector and plans to keep it on display, the store manager said. The 2-month-old turtle, actually conjoined red-eared slider twins, fits on a silver dollar. It has two heads sticking out from opposite ends of its shell, along with a pair of front feet on each side. But there is just one set of back feet and one tail. The turtle is apparently healthy, and the species can live 15 to 20 years, said Jay Jacoby, manager of Big Al's Aquarium Supercenter in East Norriton. The turtle has not...
  • Lesbian couple who wanted (one) baby sue over twins

    09/25/2007 7:29:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies · 167+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 20, 2007 | James Grubel
    CANBERRA (Reuters) - A lesbian couple in Australia are suing their doctor after they had twin girls from an in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure when they only wanted one child. The two women are seeking more than A$400,000 ($340,000) in damages to help pay for the cost of raising the second child, including private school fees, saying they had made it clear to their doctor that they only wanted one baby. The twins are now 3 years old and the civil case, the first of its kind in Australia, has prompted debate about the value of children and the role...
  • Woman, Abortion Practitioner Speak Out in Italy Botched Abortion Case

    08/29/2007 7:20:42 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 7 replies · 557+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | August 29, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorAugust 29, 2007 Rome, Italy (LifeNews.com) -- The investigation has begun in the case of a botched abortion done on a woman carrying twins. One of the unborn children was healthy and the other was afflicted with Down syndrome and the target of the abortion. Now, the mother of the twins and the abortion practitioner are speaking out.The case is raising the ugly specter of abortions done to kill disabled people. Doctors told Italian media that the babies moved during the abortion procedure and changed position compared to their locations during a pre-abortion examination.The mother, who has...
  • Twin Sisters Help Promote, Support Brother in Iraq

    08/17/2007 4:36:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 317+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Mike Alberts, USA
    KIRKUK, Iraq, Aug. 17, 2007 – Twin sisters and fellow Army Spcs. Sarah and Angela Andrews helped promote their brother, Ryan McCarty, to sergeant here earlier this month. Ryan McCarty (right), of 2nd Squadron, 6th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, gets pinned with sergeant rank by his twin sisters, Spcs. Sarah (center) and Angela Andrews (left), both soldiers with 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, at Forward Operating Base Warrior, in Kirkuk, Iraq, Aug. 10. McCarty’s sisters traveled from Forward Operating Base Warhorse, in Baqubah, for the event and brief family reunion. Photo by Sgt. Mike Alberts, USA  (Click...
  • The Terrible Twins

    07/25/2007 11:07:17 PM PDT · by tetuhe1898 · 6 replies · 710+ views
    Newsweek International ^ | William Underhill
    July 30, 2007 issue - For a European politician, Andrzej Lepper always cut an unlikely figure. Over the years, the Polish deputy prime minister has been convicted of slander and assault. Allegations of an attempted rape of a prostitute (which he refuses to comment on) and taking part in a sex-for-jobs scam (which he denies) have been widely reported in the press. Then two weeks ago Lepper, leader of the populist Self Defence Party, a junior partner in the ruling coalition, was forced from his job over allegations of bribery (which Lepper also denied): a black mark for a government...