Two volcanoes erupted in Guatemala and Ecuador Friday, killing two, forcing the evacuation of thousands, shutting airports and choking major cities with ash.
Did Kosovo fighters traffic Serbian body parts?
Collective Lamb Shift in Single-Photon Superradiance
R. Röhlsberger et al.
Said of “Dudas” quote: “He’s my Jesus and we will not let him be crucified.”
At least 73 dead in Jamaican capital shoot-outs
The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own: Aldous Huxley – English novelist and critic, 1894-1963 ”
I gave them a good boy, and they sent me back a murderer.”
By Seymour Hersh – Video
Legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh delivered keynote address at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Geneva, sharing details about his work on My Lai in Vietnam, Abu Graïb, and about his particular relationship with sources.
The American Conservative — McCain and the POW Cover-Up
McCain and the POW Cover-Up PDF. The “war hero” candidate buried …… Sydney Schanberg has been a journalist for nearly 50 years. … In 1975, Schanberg was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting “at great risk. Paul Craig Roberts: Government Abandoned Vietnam POWs
Aussie minister: GOOGLE Street View ‘biggest breach of privacy in history’… This smacks of CIA and Operation Keyhole. There is a dark shadow spreading over the land. Gandalf
How to Control Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Congress preparing to quadruple tax on oil… Oh, now that will help with our economic recovery, Gandalf
Napolitano calls Gulf of Mexico ‘this ocean’…… THE DUMB, THE IGNORANT HAVE DOMINION OVER OUR LIVES, OUR FORTUNES AND OUR FUTURE. THEY HAVE NO BUSINESS INVADING US, STEALING OUR LIBERTY, FORTUNES AND OR FUTURE, IN THE NAME OF PUBLIC SECURITY. STUPID PEOPLE WITH POWER ARE MOST DANGEROUS FOR THEY WILL MISCONCEIVE OUT OF PURE IGNORANCE. …GANDALF “God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. … And what country can preserve its liberties, if it’s rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.”: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President – Source: November 13, 1787, letter to William S. Smith, quoted in Padover’s Jefferson On Democracy
Abuse, staff shortages still vex state-run Lubbock campus for Texans with … Dallas Morning News (blog) My sources say yes the unthinkable is still going on….They changed the name of Lubbock State School but the situation remains the same…shame on you Lubbock for letting this go on and on and on….Gandalf Houston Chronicle – Austin American-Statesman
FACEBOOK founder out to fix ‘a bunch of mistakes’…
Facebook’s Zuckerberg publicly admits firm has blundered with its series of privacy changes.
Facebook ‘Missed the Mark,’ Will Change Privacy Settings
FACEBOOK to launch privacy overhaul…
FACEBOOK, MYSPACE caught releasing user data…
GOOGLE stops deleting street view WiFi data…
US appoints first cyber warfare general…
Cell Biology: Breaking Out
Helen Pickersgill The basement membrane is a dense extracellular meshwork of collagens, glycoproteins, and proteoglycans that surrounds most tissues in metazoans, providing structural support and regulating cell function. It acts as a barrier to the passive diffusion of molecules larger than 50 nm, but some cells possess the ability to cross the basement membrane, which is important during development, when new tissues are being formed, and during wound healing. Metastasis of epithelial tumors, which often is lethal, also requires the tumor cells first to cross a basement membrane in order to enter the blood or lymphatic vessels and thence to spread to distal sites. Thus, understanding how cell invasion occurs in vivo is important for understanding both development and disease.
ON CANCER During Caenorhabditis elegans larval development, anchor cells initiate uterine-vulval contact in response to cues from underlying vulval precursor cells by breaching the obstructing basement membrane. Matus et al. have combined this in vivo model system with a comprehensive RNAi screen to identify 99 genes involved in cell invasion, some of which were already known to be involved, as well as genes not previously linked to this process. Follow-up analysis of a subset of genes revealed roles in distinct stages of invasion, including the establishment of the specialized invasive membrane in the invading cell and the removal of basement membrane. Many of these genes are conserved in humans, and two of them were found to be required for the invasion of human breast and colon cancer cells in an ex vivo model, and are thus potential targets for limiting cancer metastasis.
Sci. Signal. 3, ra35 (2010)