Craig Venter Mapped The Genome. Now He’s Trying To Decode Death

Craig Venter Mapped The Genome. Now He’s Trying To Decode Death

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us-president-bill-clinton-applauds-dr-craig-venter– US President Bill Clinton applauds Dr. Craig Venter, President of the Celera Genomics Corporation (L) as they announce the completion of the initial sequencing of the human genome June 26 in the East Room of the White House.

THE WORLD’S MOST EXTREME physical exam starts in the world’s plushest exam room, complete with a couch, a private bathroom and a teeming fruit plate. It will be my home for an entire day. First come the blood tests, vial after vial. Then two 35-minute sessions in an MRI tube, where REM and U2 try to drown out the clanks as the machine takes pictures of my entire body. There’s an ultrasound of my heart. Salade Niçoise for lunch. A stool sample. A cognitive test in which letters flash on a computer screen at a dizzying pace. And a CT scan of my heart as well, which originally seemed so…

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A Plea For Caution From Russia

Surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies.

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A Plea for Caution From Russia

What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria

MOSCOW — RECENT events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies.

Relations between us have passed through different stages. We stood against each other during the cold war. But we were also allies once, and defeated the Nazis together. The universal international organization — the United Nations — was then established to prevent such devastation from ever happening again.

The United Nations’ founders understood that decisions affecting war and peace should happen only by consensus, and with America’s consent the veto by Security Council permanent members was enshrined in the United Nations Charter. The profound wisdom of this has underpinned the stability of…

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Putin: ISIL Financed by 40 Countries, including G20 Member States

“I provided examples related to our data on the financing of ‘Islamic State’ units by natural persons in various countries. The financing comes from 40 countries, as we established, including some G20 members,” Putin told reporters following the summit.

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PutinPutin said at the G20 summit that Russia has presented examples of terrorism financing by individual businessmen from 40 countries, including from member states of the G20.

“I provided examples related to our data on the financing of ‘Islamic State’ units by natural persons in various countries. The financing comes from 40 countries, as we established, including some G20 members,” Putin told reporters following the summit.

ISILThe fight against terrorism was a key topic at the summit, according to the Russian leader.

“This topic (the war on the terror) was crucial. Especially after the Paris tragedy, we all understand that the means of financing terrorism should be severed,”the Russian president said.

Russia has also presented satellite images and aerial photos showing the true scale of the ‘Islamic State’ oil trade.

“I’ve demonstrated the pictures from space to our colleagues, which clearly show the true size of the illegal trade…

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Putin’s Tough Choice: China Or The West

The starting gun has gone off. The oil market is once again open for business, with Exxon likely to be leading the way. The major difference though is that for the first time in many years, highly restricted regions, particularly in the Middle Eastern kingdoms, that have for decades been shut off to most of the world, are once more opening themselves for business, a reversal of historical dimensions.

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putin1“With Tillerson’s confirmation, Exxon just annexed the United States,” –anonymous blogger.

‘Now the human drama watch begins; will Putin cave in to the demands of the West to renounce his allies in exchange for the improved relation and the dropping of sanctions?’

Eh, no! If you’re silly enough to ask that question, you’ve no idea what’s going on! Russia and China are forcing the US out of the Middle East altogether.

To many observers, the appointment of Rex Tillerson to the helm the State Dept signaled the Administration’s priority of supporting the oil industry, which in recent years has been under severe pressure from OPEC’s campaign of over-production that forced prices down to a post-recession low.

Seen from a different angle, the move also signals Exxon, the oil giant, establishing a strong connection with the Administration. As the former CEO of Exxon, and a member of the Board of…

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Winston Churchill’s essay on alien life found

A newly unearthed article by the great politician reveals that he reasoned like a scientist about the likelihood of extraterrestrials.

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winston-churchill– Photo: Winston Churchill at his desk in 1939: a prolific writer, he covered scientific topics as diverse as evolution and fusion power.

A newly unearthed article by the great politician reveals that he reasoned like a scientist about the likelihood of extraterrestrials.

Winston Churchill is best known as a wartime leader, one of the most influential politicians of the twentieth century, a clear-eyed historian and an eloquent orator. He was also passionate about science and technology.

Aged 22, while stationed with the British Army in India in 1896, he read Darwin’s On the Origin of Species and a primer on physics. In the 1920s and 1930s, he wrote popular-science essays on topics such as evolution and cells in newspapers and magazines. In a 1931 article in The Strand Magazine entitled ‘Fifty Years Hence1, he described fusion power: “If the hydrogen atoms in a pound of…

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