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2008-07-21 11:15:00

The white horse is an icon for dignity which has had a huge impact on human culture across the world. An international team led by researchers at Uppsala University has now identified the mutation causing this spectacular trait and show that white horses carry an identical mutation that can be traced back to a common ancestor that lived thousands of years ago. The study is interesting for medical research since this mutation also enhance the risk for melanoma. The paper is published on July...

2005-10-26 01:15:45

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (Reuters) - A Missouri man who killed two women by pushing them off a bridge spanning the Mississippi River was put to death early Wednesday, a Missouri prison official said. Marlin Gray, 38, died at 12:07 a.m. CDT after workers at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, Missouri, injected him with a series of lethal drugs, stopping his heart. Gray was convicted and sentenced to death for his role in the April 1991 rapes and...

2005-10-03 14:43:00

A new digital angiography flat panel system reduces the radiation dose to patients undergoing interventional treatment for liver cancer by about one-fourth, a new study shows. The study compared the radiation dose to patient's skin during transcatheter arterial embolization, a procedure that blocks the flow of a blood to a tumor. Doses were assessed for 12 patients using a new angiography unit with a digital flat-panel system and 12 using a conventional unit for angiographic imaging. The...


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Blue Gray Cattle
2014-07-12 10:27:38

The Blue Grey is a breed of beef cattle that is popular in Scotland and north of England. It was developed by crossing a white bred shorthorn and Black Galloway cows. The color of the Blue Grey is roan blue. However, roan coloration is not a dominant color gene and the color does not always hold true. Only about half of the calves born to two true blue roan cattle will be blue roan, the rest will be either solid white or solid black. Blue roan is only consistent in the first generation of...

Mangalarga horse
2014-06-17 07:42:08

The Mangalarga is a breed of horse originating in Brazil. The horse was developed by Francisco Gabriel Junqueira on his land, by crossbreeding Royal Alter stallions with local mares. In 1812, Junqueira began to breed Mangalarga horses with Thoroughbred, Arabian and American Saddlebred stallions. He also used one Saddlebred mare and one Lusitano stallion. The Mangalarga Marchador horse was a result of the crossbreeding. Originally the two horses were classified as one breed, but today,...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'