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Evaluation of the use of human umbilical cord for in-utero spina bifida repair

(Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine) In a study to be presented Saturday, Jan. 28, in the oral concurrent session at 8:45 a.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting?, researchers evaluated a possible regenerative patch by using human umbilical cord in two studies.

Explosive eruption of El Chichon volcano (Mexico) disrupted 6th century Maya civilization and contributed to global cooling

A remarkably long period of Northern Hemispheric cooling in the 6 th century CE, which disrupted human societies across large parts of the globe, has been attributed to volcanic forcing of climate. A major tropical eruption in 540 CE is thought to have played a key role, but there is no consensus about the source volcano to date. Show More Summary

The Guardian and Observer 2016 charity appeal - how will the money be spent?

Readers have been incredibly generous. Our 2016 charities – Help Refugees, Safe Passage, and The Children’s Society – explain how they will use your donations Readers’ £1.8m for refugees is beacon of humanity in climate of hostility “We’ve just returned from Greece where refugee children are living in camps with temperatures as low as -13. Show More Summary

‘Brutal’ Animal Abuse: Dog’s Nose, Ears Ripped Off Purposely, Humane Society Issues Reward For Information

A town in Michigan is up in arms over reports of barbaric animal abuse. According to information sourced from the Detroit Patch, someone purposefully ripped off the ears and nose of a dog early this week. A local animal welfare group issued a reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects... Show More Summary

Rottweiler Found With Nose And Tail Cut Off Is 'The Nicest Dog'

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

After what Baron the Rottweiler has been through, you might think he’d hate people. The Michigan Humane Society found Baron on the streets of southwest Detroit after a concerned caller tipped them off. The dog was in terrible shape.Show More Summary

Create Compelling Cover Letters With These Eleven Tips

Research from the Society for Human Resource Management shows that HR staffers spend less than one minute reading a cover letter — that means every word counts. If you want your introduction to a future employer to succeed, try out these 11 tips to make your correspondence a compelling read. Show More Summary

Chipotle Rolls Out New Animal Welfare Standards for Chickens

Chipotle worked with Compassion in World Farming USA and the Humane Society of the U.S. to develop the new standards, which go way beyond cage-free.

Why Aren't We Doing More With Our Web Archives?

Archives of the web like the Internet Archive offer us an incredible glimpse into the digitization of human society, so why are so few researchers making use of these incredible collections?

Survey Shows Most Members of Congress Who Graduated From Catholic Colleges are Pro-Abortion

A new survey found a troubling lack of adherence among Catholic-educated politicians to teachings about the sanctity of human life and abortion. The Cardinal Newman Society recently reviewed the voting records of federal legislators who graduated from Jesuit universities, and found a strong majority of them have pro-abortion voting records, the College Fix reports. Jesuit […]

'We're over the moon:' Wisconsin Humane Society adopts out its smallest dog ever

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Thumbelina, quite possibly the smallest dog in Wisconsin, was adopted Thursday, January 12th from the Wisconsin Humane Society after several weeks in a foster home. The Chihuahua is just over three months old andShow More Summary

Dengue and Zika virus family uses an unexpected approach to hijack human cell machinery

(American Society for Microbiology) A group of researchers in Germany have discovered that flaviviruses -- a family that includes Dengue, Zika and West Nile viruses -- use an unexpected mechanism to hijack the cell's machinery to replicate themselves compared to many other RNA viruses. Show More Summary

Do dogs of all ages respond equally to dog-directed speech?

(The City University of New York) People tend to talk to dogs as though they are human babies. A new study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows that people speak more slowly and with a higher tone to dogs of all ages -- both adults and puppies -- and that puppies respond most readily to this dog-directed speech.

Movie Review Review

Sort of. Well, not really. I’ve been meaning to link to this for a while. Dead Poets Society Is a Terrible Defense of the Humanities I’ve never hated a film quite the way I hate Dead Poets Society. I expect that them’s fighting words, at least in some quarters; at least I hope they are. Because I’m [...]

Dogs raised for meat in South Korea to find forever homes in the US

A group of dogs raised for meat in South Korea are getting a new lease on life. Humane Society International (HSI) has rescued 10 dogs from a dog meat farm located about 55 miles away from Seoul. The dogs, which were raised in filthy, rusty cages for eventual consumption by humans, will be placed in forever homes throughout the US. Show More Summary

Raised for meat in South Korea, dogs head for new homes in U.S.

WONJU, South Korea (Reuters) - "You're OK, you're OK," Lola Webber, a campaign manager with the Humane Society International (HSI), whispers to a lab-mix puppy, cradling her in a jacket as dozens of dogs bark in nearby cages.

Time Inc. stoops to the level of the American Society of Human Genetics and PPNAS?

The post Time Inc. stoops to the level of the American Society of Human Genetics and PPNAS? appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

Common viruses prove dangerous in long-term care facility

(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) A widespread outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus and human metapneumovirus at a long-term dementia care ward infected 73 percent of patients, demonstrating the challenges in mitigating the spread of infectious diseases in such settings. Show More Summary

5 Steps Society Must Take to Avoid the Worst Impacts of Climate Change

Click here for reuse options! Make no mistake: Humanity is on a collision course. We must heed the warnings and act before it's too late. The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Show More Summary

SeaWorld Orcas Set For A Final Performance In California, But The Shows Go On Elsewhere

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

A SeaWorld park in California is finally ending its controversial killer whale show with one final performance this Sunday. The San Diego show’s closure follows the theme park and the Humane Society of the United States’ joint announcement...Show More Summary

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