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2013-03-19 11:42:17

Recommends that multiple steps must be taken before ethical pediatric anthrax vaccine trials can be considered by the US government In a report released today, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues concluded that the federal government would have to take multiple steps before anthrax vaccine trials with children could be ethically considered. The Bioethics Commission was responding to a request from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius who last...

Kim Dotcom Goes On Twitter Rant, Talks About Megaupload Troubles
2013-01-18 12:31:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There are people who believe “Freedom of the Internet” means “Everything on the Internet should be free.” This may have been a fantastic idea before the Internet was stable enough to stream High-Definition movies and transmit other large files in seconds. This notion is a bit troublesome today, of course. One of these people is the colorfully eccentric Kim Schmitz, founder of the famously controversial...

9-11 Study Casts Doubt On Government’s Move To Include Cancer In Compensation Fund
2012-12-19 09:21:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than a decade after the World Trade Center terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, the US government added cancer to the list of sicknesses covered by a $4.3 billion fund set up to help rescue workers and others who were adversely affected by the cleanup process after the tragedy. The health issues were directly related to the dust, debris and fumes released from the twin towers´ wreckage. The addition of cancer to the...

Florida Man Arrested On Dinosaur Fossil Smuggling Charges
2012-10-18 08:49:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The saga continues for a Tarbosaurus dinosaur fossil from Mongolia. In the latest act, a Florida man wanted for allegedly smuggling a host of prehistoric fossils, including the Tarbosaurus skeleton which had been recently sold illegally through Heritage Auctions, was arrested on Wednesday, authorities reported. Eric Prokopi, 38, of Gainesville, Fla., was arrested on charges that he illegally smuggled numerous dinosaur fossils into...

FCC Set To Enact Private-Sector Spectrum Sharing
2012-09-15 07:43:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite an FCC announcement recently regarding wireless spectrum sharing between the US government and the private sector, lawmakers and oversight committees argue that federal officials aren't doing enough to get unused spectrum into commercial hands. On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and members of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) announced that the former institution would begin...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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