Monkey Born From Frozen Prepubescent Testicle Tissue For The First Time

In a world first, sperm from a frozen sample of testicle tissue has been used to create a baby monkey, in a study that could have huge implications for young people undergoing treatment for cancer that could affect their fertility. If replicated in humans, boys undergoing chemotherapy that could affect their ability to produce sperm could have their testicle tissue frozen, preserving it for if and when they want children themselves. Before it can be tested in humans, scientists tested it on monkeys, and a paper published in Science today announced the birth of a healthy baby Rhesus macaque, named Grady. Importantly, Grady was born from the cryopreserved testicular tissue of a prepubescent macaque, which had not started producing sperm …

DCCC Promises To Blacklist Firms That Work With Candidates Challenging Incumbents

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Friday that it will not hire any private political vendors that provide services to The Intercept and The DCCC’s new policy, which it sent to over 100 political firms on Friday, also laid out new diversity requirements aimed at ensuring the party employs firms that reflect its voters’ diversity along racial, gender and other lines. “The DCCC is responsible for protecting and growing our House majority, but I also know that we have the ability to set the course for the future of the Democratic party while we’re doing that,” Jaslow said. “Our voters are diverse, we are actively recruiting candidates to ensure their elected officials better reflect them, and we have a responsibility to do …

UVF flooding Belfast with drugs, court told

The officer told the judge that the defendant played a key role in the drug-dealing operation. A defence solicitor applied for bail for Mr Baine, saying that others with a “more serious role”, including “a top player”, had already been released on police bail. ‘UVF consistently uses violence’ When asked by the judge about his client’s occupation, the solicitor said that Mr Baine did not work or receive benefits but has “a small amount of savings”. The judge refused bail because of a “real risk” of more offences being committed. The solicitor said that Mr Baine would go to the High Court next week to apply for bail. The court heard that suspected cocaine with a street value of £15,000, …

Return of the Obra Dinn Is the Best Indie Game Around

It's Friday, which means it's once again time for Replay, WIRED's look at the world of gaming. Since nearly everyone involved in the videogame industry spent the week at the Game Developers Conference discussing the future and reflecting on the past, a lot of news came out of that annual gathering. But a lot of news came from elsewhere too. What news, you ask? Well, there are awards, a new title to look forward to, and an old conflict finally (almost) coming to an end. Let's go. IGF Awards Showcase the Best in Indie Gaming Earlier this week at the Game Developers Conference, the Independent Gaming Festival held its yearly awards ceremony, honoring the best and most exciting works in …

Climate Change Is Revealing Dead Bodies On Mount Everest

Mount Everest is famously the world’s highest mountain, and to conquer it is to conquer the world. Plenty of people have managed it, and plenty of people have died trying. Mountaineering is a risky business. Climbing to the top of a mountain peak may give you the ultimate rush, but it also puts you in the path of frostbite, hypothermia, psychosis, avalanches, falling rocks, and falling into crevices. It’s thought around 300 people have died attempting the trip to the summit since the first recorded ascent attempt by the British Mount Everest Expedition (seven deaths) in 1922. It’s also thought around 200 of the bodies are still there on the mountain somewhere. Now, thanks to melting ice caps on the …

NZ Police Inadvertently Charge Mosque Terror Suspect With Killing Woman Who’s Still Alive

Police charged 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant with a single, representative count of murder after 50 people were killed in Friday’s attack on two mosques in Christchurch. Police said they have spoken with the person incorrectly named on the document and have apologized, and said they would change the charge sheet. The name of the person on the charging sheet has been suppressed by court order. Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Britons raise 8m for Cyclone Idai in a day

More than two million have been affected by the storm and the flooding it caused, with the International Red Cross saying at least 400,000 people have been displaced in Beira. Maps reveal storm’s destruction ‘We saw 200 bodies by the roadside’ Cyclone Idai: What are the immediate dangers? DEC, which brings together 14 UK charities to provide and deliver aid, says it is supporting the rescue and relief effort by delivering clean water, emergency shelter materials, food and health assistance. Chief executive Saleh Saeed said the situation remained “desperate” and thousands of people were yet to be brought to safety as rising water continues to hamper the efforts in some areas. Image copyright DEC What is the DEC? The committee …

35 years in prison: Man exonerated in rape case and freed

BATON ROUGE, La. – A man convicted of a 1982 rape in Louisiana’s capital city walked free Thursday after 35 years in prison, following his exoneration using an updated fingerprint database. The Innocence Project, which works to free wrongly convicted defendants, said Archie Williams was freed after his conviction was vacated by a Louisiana district court commissioner, Kinasiyumki Kimble, in Baton Rouge. The organization said in its statement that it had been working to free Williams since 1995. The group said in recounting Williams’ case that he had been prosecuted and convicted despite having an alibi and based largely on an uncertain identification by the victim, who chose him from a photo lineup. Trending in US Original Article : HERE …

‘Upbeat’ refugee tale wins book prize

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow a new children’s novel is bringing the refugee crisis to the classroom A debut novel about a refugee whose new classmates embark on a quest to find their friend’s parents has won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Onjali Q Raúf’s The Boy At The Back Of The Class, won the £5,000 prize, which was inspired by people she met while working in refugee camps. Waterstones children’s buyer, Florentyna Martin, described the novel as a “future classic”. Tomi Adeyemi’s Children Of Blood And Bone won the older fiction category. Raúf is founder and CEO of Making Herstory, a human rights organisation working in partnership with other movements to end the abuse, trafficking …

Footballer Adam Johnson released from jail

Image copyright Danny Lawson/PA Wire Image caption Johnson had been serving his sentence at HMP Moorland near Doncaster Witnesses said Johnson’s father was seen leaving HMP Moorland near Doncaster in the early hours. Image copyright Durham Police Image caption The crime took place in Johnson’s Range Rover His trial at Bradford Crown Court heard Johnson began communicating with the girl at the end of 2014 while his partner, Stacey Flounders, was heavily pregnant with their first child. The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was a Sunderland season ticket holder and was “infatuated” with Johnson. Johnson told the jury that when she sent him a friend request on Facebook he recognised her as a Sunderland fan. They exchanged …

This group is bringing clean clothes to anyone who needs them, one laundromat at a time.

It all started with a man named T-Bone and a simple desire. 25 cents is one way it starts…. www.laundrylove.org Posted by Laundry Love on Thursday, December 18, 2014 His name was Eric, but he was T-Bone to the people he knew and liked. Greg Russinger met him in 2003, when he and his friends were working with under-resourced individuals and families in Ventura, California. Russinger remembers asking T-Bone one question: “What would it look like for us to come alongside your life in a way that would matter to you specifically?” “He just said ‘If I had clean clothes, I think people would treat me as a human being,’” Russinger recalls. This lack of clean clothes is sadly all too …

This Mom Wants A Salary Raise For The Technician Who Took Care Of Her Crying Blind Baby, While Doing His Job

Being a parent is rough. Trying to juggle work, household chores and meeting all the needs of your children sometimes can get overwhelming. But it’s especially tough for parents who are raising children with disabilities. Luckily, there are still kind people in this world, who steps in to lend a helping hand. Recently, a mother of two, Jessica Nash Donnahoo, shared a post she wrote to Spectrum Internet to praise their employee Jessica, a part-time nurse, is raising two children – a three-year-old Sailor and two-year-old Sunny. However, her son Sailor is not an ordinary boy. After trying to conceive for quite some time, Jessica and her husband Drew was told that their only option is to adopt. That’s how …

Marine Corps Boss Slams Border Deployment As ‘Unacceptable Risk’ To Combat Readiness

Marine Corps ripped President “unacceptable risk” to Marine “combat readiness.” “unplanned/unbudgeted” deployment, as well as funding shifts for border security, has helped lead to the cancellation of military training in at least five countries, Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller Trump plans to move about $6.1 billion from Pentagon coffers to pay for building the wall. Neller called the demands “fiscal challenges without precedent.” He said “border funding transfers” have eliminated money that would have otherwise been used to address other shortfalls. Trump has claimed the American military and a multibillion-dollar wall is needed at the southern border to stop an “invasion” of peaked at 1.6 million 19 years ago, and have generally fallen since, to 400,000 last year. senior military …

High fives to Morgan Freeman for transforming his ranch into a 124-acre honeybee sanctuary.

Morgan Freeman has donated his land to honeybees to help stave off a looming disaster. America’s favorite narrator is hoping to tell a new story for the world’s waning honeybee population by giving them his 124 acres of land to live on. The 81-year-old actor took up beekeeping as a hobby in 2014 and converted his Mississippi ranch into a bee sanctuary. He brought in 26 bee hives from Arkansas and planted acre upon acre of bee-attracting vegetation including magnolia trees, lavender, and clover. He fed the bees sugar water himself as they adjusted to their new home, and has said that he’s never been stung despite not wearing a protective suit or hat. Freeman doesn’t harvest the bees’ honey …

Pete Souza Jabs ‘Javanka’ With Barack Obama Telephone Call Observation

Pete Souza pounced in his typical shade-throwing style on a report that have used private email and messaging apps to conduct official government business. Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law on Instagram, where he shared a snap he took in 2014 of former President “Communications from all three were archived as required by the Presidential Records Act, which according to news reports Javanka doesn’t always do,” Souza wrote in the caption. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Mar 21, 2019 at 12:57pm PDT Click here and In the last week alone, Souza has used his old pictures to criticize Trump for attacking late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and issued a sly dig about the president not …

Wendy Williams’ Husband Allegedly Uses Her Money To Support Mistress! – Perez Hilton

Wendy Williams is allegedly bankrolling her husband’s affair! According to DailyMailTV on Wednesday, Kevin Hunter is allegedly leading a double life with 33-year-old massage therapist Sharina Hudson. A source told the publication that the alleged mistress has given her married boyfriend several ultimatums, insisting he leave the daytime talk show host so they can settle down and start a family together. However, Hunter —  who manages The Wendy Williams Show star’s career and runs a production company they jointly own — allegedly needs his wife’s money. The insider exclaimed: “Kevin is in love with Sharina but he told her he can’t leave his wife, but the only reason he is still with Wendy is because he and Sharina can’t take care of …