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  • Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Banned From Lab Work for 2 Years

    07/08/2016 9:04:47 PM PDT · by Enchante · 8 replies
    AP via Inc.com ^ | July 8, 2016 | Staff
    <p>PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Theranos says the federal government has banned founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes from owning or running a medical laboratory for two years.</p> <p>The company announced the decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Thursday.</p>
  • Labrador retrievers hit their 25th year as top US dog breed

    02/23/2016 10:17:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    AP ^ | February 22, 2016 | Jennifer Peltz
    Labrador retrievers still reign supreme after a quarter century as America's most prevalent purebred dog. But French bulldogs are riding their je ne sais quoi toward new heights, and some lesser-known breeds are climbing the popularity ladder, according to American Kennel Club rankings released Monday. Here's a look at how breeds stack up:
  • Pentagon says "live anthrax" inadvertently shipped across US

    05/27/2015 12:35:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | FoxNews.Com
    The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday that live anthrax was shipped from a lab in Utah to other states.
  • U.S. Eyes Iranians at Nuke Labs

    07/11/2008 5:02:17 PM PDT · by kellynla · 6 replies · 187+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | July 11, 2008 | staff
    As fears grow over Iran secretly developing nuclear weapons, U.S. counterintelligence officials are keeping a close eye on scientists from Iran and other Muslim nations working at the U.S. nuclear weapons laboratories, WND has learned. The Energy Department recently revoked the security clearance of an Egyptian-born nuclear physicist because he was suspected of "conflicting allegiances." Last year, DOE and FBI agents began questioning Moniem El-Ganayni, who worked on the side as a Muslim prison chaplain.
  • Iraq's 'Nuclear Mastermind' Tells Tale of Ambition, Deceit

    10/03/2004 1:40:05 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 597+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 3, 2004 | Bob Drogin, Times Staff Writer
    WASHINGTON — On most days now, Mahdi Obeidi rides his new mountain bike, plays with his grandkids and works on getting a U.S. patent for technology he originally developed to build a nuclear bomb for Saddam Hussein. Obeidi, who headed Hussein's uranium enrichment program until it was shut down in 1991, is the only Iraqi weapons scientist that the CIA is known to have brought to the United States after the invasion last year. The CIA also flew eight of his family members here in August 2003 and secretly set them up in three adjoining apartments in a leafy Virginia...
  • Iraqi scientist urges nuclear caution

    10/27/2005 11:17:43 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 5 replies · 446+ views
    Oak Ridger ^ | 10-27-05 | John Huotari
    The sign out front said "Saddam Hussein's Nuclear Mastermind." Inside, Mahdi Obeidi, former head of Iraq's centrifuge program for uranium enrichment, told more than 200 people, including Department of Energy employees, that he wants to help stop one of humanity's greatest nightmares - global weapons of mass destruction. "We cannot afford one mistake," Obeidi said. "Everybody should be concerned." Obeidi, who emigrated to the United States in 2003, spoke on Wednesday morning at the Pollard Auditorium at Oak Ridge Associated Universities. His visit was sponsored by the Oak Ridge Office of Counterintelligence and funded by the U.S. State Department, according...
  • In Assessing Iraq's Arsenal, The 'Reality Is Uncertainty'

    07/30/2002 8:31:44 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 8 replies · 235+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 07/31/2002 | Joby Warrick
    Details of Bioweapons Lab Emerge, but Not Proof U.S. intelligence analysts have been closely examining satellite images of the west bank of the Tigris River in Baghdad for signs of a laboratory rumored to exist there. Called Tahhaddy, or "Challenge," the lab is purported to have 85 employees and a top-secret mission: making biological weapons for Iraq's military.Details about the lab have trickled out of Iraq in recent months in accounts from defectors and Iraqi exiles opposed to President Saddam Hussein. They tell of underground test chambers, heavy security and a viral strain code-named "Blue Nile," which sounds suspiciously like...
  • Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant [Aug. 2002]

    Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant(August 29, 2002)This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/ He was introduced as director of research and development at Falluja, one of the remote factories where the United States claims Saddam Hussein could be making chemical and biological weapons. Asked if he had worked on any of Saddam's chemical weapons programs, Dr Mohammed Frah played a straight bat: "In the early 1980s I worked for five years on the chemical and biological programs at Al-Muthanna." This is the name of a critical centre in Saddam's weapons program - a huge pesticide complex that produced...
  • Spooks Dig For Secrets Of Saddam

    09/14/2002 8:35:54 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 183+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 9-15-2002 | Peter Beaumont/Ed Vulliamy
    Spooks dig for secrets of Saddam As Blair prepares to issue his dossier on Iraq's weapons, Peter Beaumont and Ed Vulliamy assess the quality of intelligence - and the difficulty of obtaining it Peter Beaumont in London and Ed Vulliamy in New York Sunday September 15, 2002 The Observer He is there at almost every official photo-opportunity with Saddam Hussein, a compact and wiry military officer, his khaki shirt rolled up to his elbows, a beret pulled across his brow. A heavy handlebar moustache hangs over a solid jaw, grey with a permanent five o'clock shadow. The recent prominence of...
  • Need Home For two Black Labs Or They Go To Pound

    07/26/2014 9:52:59 PM PDT · by OneVike · 101 replies
    7/26/14 | OneVike
    OK, I do not normally go out of my way for something like this, but I cannot sit back and do nothing when a young girl asks me to help. So, I am stepping up to see if anyone is willing to help, because this is an emergency. I have a friend, has done all she can to find a home for her two black Labrador dogs, Who have been together since they have been puppies. My friend Megan is just 15, and I am a friend of her grandfather, but she friended me on facebook and has become a...
  • Dozens Of Suspected Palestinian Terror Tunnels, Weapons Labs Discovered In West Bank

    06/23/2014 9:10:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | Abe Katsman
    The Israeli military has discovered dozens of suspected terror tunnels and weapons laboratories in the Hebron area during Operation Brother's Keeper, the operation to find three teen boys kidnapped by Hamas, reports Israeli news site Ynet.
  • Woman seeks damages after dog attack

    09/29/2010 9:35:16 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 37 replies
    stclairrecord ^ | 9/29/2010 | Andy Heddiger
    A woman says she suffered permanent damage to her right hand and arm after she was attacked by a Black Labrador named Tank. Trena Wells filed a lawsuit on Sept. 14 in Madison County Circuit Court against Matthew and Amy Cooper of Moro. Wells says she was a guest in the Coopers' home at 515 West Moro Dr. when the couples' Labrador retriever Tank escaped from the back yard and ran onto Moro Drive. The dog was struck around 3:30 p.m. by a white truck. Wells says the dog then ran back into the Cooper's home and attacked and bit...
  • After Stroke Scans, Patients Face Serious Health Risks

    08/01/2010 5:18:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies · 6+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 31, 2010 | WALT BOGDANICH
    When Alain Reyes’s hair suddenly fell out in a freakish band circling his head, he was not the only one worried about his health. His co-workers at a shipping company avoided him, and his boss sent him home, fearing he had a contagious disease. Only later would Mr. Reyes learn what had caused him so much physical and emotional grief: he had received a radiation overdose during a test for a stroke at a hospital in Glendale, Calif. Other patients getting the procedure, called a CT brain perfusion scan, were being overdosed, too — 37 of them just up the...
  • Border Collie: The smartest breed on the planet? [video]

    07/18/2010 7:28:05 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 142 replies
    Comcast/Xfinity ^ | 7-18-10 | Animal Planet
    Border Collies are considered by many to be one of the most intelligent and trainable dog breeds. Though they are wonderful companions, they require a lot of exercise and training.
  • Berkeley High May Cut Out Science Labs (Benefits white students- "redesigned" to close gap)

    12/27/2009 10:55:23 AM PST · by civilwar2 · 57 replies · 2,315+ views
    East Bay Express ^ | 12-23-09 | Eric Klein
    The proposal to put the science-lab cuts on the table was approved recently by Berkeley High's School Governance Council, a body of teachers, parents, and students who oversee a plan to change the structure of the high school to address Berkeley's dismal racial achievement gap, where white students are doing far better than the state average while black and Latino students are doing worse.The full plan to close the racial achievement gap by altering the structure of the high school is known as the High School Redesign. It will come before the Berkeley School Board as an information item at...
  • Threat Matrix: November 2008

    11/01/2008 7:30:38 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 329 replies · 9,801+ views
    Expanding Afghan War Awaits New President An expanded U.S. military involvement awaits a new U.S. president in Afghanistan where the unfinished business of September 11 has flared over the past three years into a major insurgency. A raft of assessments and reviews now underway in Washington point to a fundamental rethinking of the Afghan war. But whoever is elected Tuesday will face choices on the size of the military buildup, how to strengthen the central government, how far to go in dealing with insurgent sanctuaries across the border, how to help stabilize Pakistan, and whether and how to reconcile...
  • ‘Germ warfare’ fear over African monkeys taken to Iran

    07/06/2008 1:58:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 139+ views
    Times of London ^ | 07/06/08 | Daniel Foggo
    ‘Germ warfare’ fear over African monkeys taken to Iran Daniel Foggo Hundreds of endangered monkeys are being taken from the African bush and sent to a “secretive” laboratory in Iran for scientific experiments. An undercover inquiry by The Sunday Times has revealed that wild monkeys, which are banned from experiments in Britain, are being freely supplied in large numbers to laboratories in other parts of the world. All will undergo invasive and maybe painful experiments leading ultimately to their death. One Tanzanian dealer, Nazir Manji, who runs African Primates, an animal-supplying company based in Dar es Salaam, said that in...
  • US Navy research lab under microscope in Indonesia

    05/02/2008 1:29:11 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 21 replies · 185+ views
    AFP ^ | May 2, 2008 | unknown
    JAKARTA (AFP) — The future of a major US Navy research laboratory in Indonesia is in doubt amid allegations, dismissed as "crazy" by US diplomats, of espionage and secret experiments. Negotiations between Washington and Jakarta over the renewal of the operating contract of US Naval Medical Research Unit-2, or Namru-2, have stalled over a range of issues including diplomatic immunity for its US staff. Established in Indonesia in 1970 and charged with researching infectious diseases of military importance, the facility employs 19 Americans and more than 100 Indonesians and is based in Indonesian health ministry grounds. Its operations have attracted...
  • Terror Threat Sparks Scientist Check (UK)

    03/31/2008 4:18:42 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 153+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Richard Alleyne
    Terror threat sparks scientist check By Richard Alleyne Last Updated: 2:03am BST 31/03/2008 Police and secret service officers are carrying out background checks on thousands of scientists without their knowledge, amid fears terrorists are targeting British laboratories to obtain deadly viruses. The vetting, which includes checks on family backgrounds, political views and associates, is part of a review of some 800 laboratories in hospitals, universities and private firms where staff have access to incurable viruses such as ebola. Whitehall sources confirmed the operation by MI5 and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office. A series of spot checks and detailed inspections...
  • Black lab survives avalanche, week in the wild

    02/08/2008 6:01:20 AM PST · by libstripper · 22 replies · 92+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 7, 2008
    HELENA, Mont. — Tom Pick was backcountry skiing with his 3-year-old black Labrador Lizzie in southwestern Montana when a small avalanche carried the dog down the side of the mountain. She disappeared from his reach and into the swirling snow. Pick searched for two days with no sign of Lizzie — haunted by the sight of the dog's eyes gazing up at him as she fell. "I'll probably always see her eyes just looking up at me as she slid down into that thing," Pick said in an interview this week. "You could tell that she was scared."