New Horizons spacecraft has returned the best color and the highest resolution images yet of Pluto’s largest moon, Charon – and these pictures show a surprisingly complex and violent history.
ECB Exchange Rates (October 05, 2015)
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The inflammatory eye disorder autoimmune uveitis occurs when a person’s immune system goes awry, attacking proteins in the eye. What spurs this response is a mystery, but now a study on mice suggests that bacteria in the gut may provide a kind of training ground for immune cells to attack the eye.
Scientists have shown that the passage of molecules through the nucleus of a star-shaped brain cell, called an astrocyte, may play a critical role in health and disease.
While some research suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can protect brain health, a large clinical trial found that omega-3 supplements did not slow cognitive decline in older persons. With 4,000 patients followed over a five-year period, the study is one of the largest and longest of its kind.
In a recent study, restricting dietary fat led to body fat loss at a rate 68 percent higher than cutting the same number of carbohydrate calories when adults with obesity ate strictly controlled diets.
Researchers have shown that magnetic resonance imaging can detect the earliest signs of breast cancer recurrence and fast-growing tumors. Their approach detects micrometastases, breakaway tumor cells with the potential to develop into dangerous secondary breast cancer tumors elsewhere in the body. The approach may offer an improved way to detect early recurrence of breast cancer in women and men.
The liver is unique among organs in its ability to regenerate after being damaged. Exactly how it repairs itself remained a mystery until recently, when researchers from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, discovered a type of cell in mice essential to the process. The researchers also found similar cells in humans.
In the first-ever sequencing of the entire octopus genome, researchers discovered unusual features that shed light on octopus evolution and biology, and set the stage for future studies on complex nervous system development.
Scientists have found this year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone — an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life — is, at 6,474 square miles, above average in size and larger than forecast by NOAA in June.
More than 90 percent of our planet’s freshwater ice is bound in the massive ice sheets and glaciers of the Antarctic and Greenland. As temperatures around the world slowly climb, melt waters from these vast stores of ice add to rising sea levels.
In a recent study, a team of Cassini scientists reported that one section of the rings appears to have been running a slight fever during equinox. The higher-than-expected temperature provided a unique window into the interior structure of ring particles not usually available to scientists.
New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.
A global ocean lies beneath the icy crust of Saturn's geologically active moon Enceladus, according to new research using data from NASA's Cassini mission.
Some of the dark sandstone in an area being explored by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows texture and inclined bedding structures characteristic of deposits that formed as sand dunes, then were cemented into rock.
Hurricane Joaquin had become a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale by 2 p.m. EDT on October 1.
Ricki and the Flash is an American comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Demme and written by Diablo Cody, about a woman who gave up/left her family to become a rock star and then gets a chance to get everything back where it was. The film stars Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Kevin Kline, Sebastian Stan, Rick Springfield, Audra McDonald, and Ben Platt. Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music. Release: 2015
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation" is a 2015 American action spy film written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. It is the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible series and was preceded by Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011). Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller. Release: 2015
Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film and a prequel/spin-off to Despicable Me (2010) and Despicable Me 2 (2013). Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family. Release: 2015
Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family. Release: 2015
Steamboat Bill Jr. is a 1928 feature-length comedy silent film featuring Buster Keaton. Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance. Language: English
Mud and Sand is a silent film starring Stan Laurel, that was filmed in 1922. Genres: Comedy, Short, Adventure, Family. Language: English
On November 5, 1699, Gulliver washes onto Lilliput, after a shipwreck. At this time, Little and his friend, King Bombo of Blefuscu, are planning to marry Princess Glory of Lilliput to Prince David of Blefuscu. When they argue over which song is to play at the wedding, Bombo declares war.
Russia escalating Syria war by targeting moderate opposition: U.S.
MADRID (Reuters) - Russia is escalating Syria's civil war by targeting the moderate opposition, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday, comparing Moscow's effort to bolster Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to tethering itself to a sinking ship.
Saudi opposition clerics make sectarian call to jihad in Syria
RIYADH (Reuters) - Dozens of Islamist Saudi Arabian clerics have called on Arab and Muslim countries to "give all moral, material, political and military" support to what they term a jihad, or holy war, against Syria's government and its Iranian and Russian backers.
Anti-immigration Finns should consider leaving government -deputy chair
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's anti-immigration Finns Party should vote on whether to remain in the ruling coalition, one of its deputy leaders said on Monday with tensions growing over the country's handling of an influx of asylum seekers.
Air France managers flee as staff storm meeting on job cuts
ROISSY, France (Reuters) - Air France managers fled a meeting on Monday about mass job cuts after angry staff waving banners and flags stormed the room, according to Reuters journalists at the scene.
Pacific trade negotiators reach landmark deal, fight for approval to follow
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Pacific trade ministers have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalization pact in a generation that will cut trade barriers and set common standards for 12 countries, an official familiar with the talks said on Monday.
Wall St. opens up as chance of rate hike in 2015 dims
(Reuters) - Wall Street opened higher on Monday, after a disappointing U.S. jobs report on Friday hardened views that the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates this year.
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