• 15

    Mar

    Plans stall for biodefence lab Plans stall for biodefence lab

    Go Advanced search __UL__ HomeNews & Comment;Research;Careers & Jobs;Current Issue;Archive;Audio & Video;For Authors;Archive;Volume 483;Issue 7387;News;Article; Nature News Sharing__LI____LI____UL____LI____LI____LI____LI____LI____LI____LI__Plans stall for biodefence lab; US National Academy of Sciences reassesses risks of high-security work in cattle country.Susan Young; 28 February 2012 Article toolsPDF;Rights & Permissions; INGA SPENCE/Alamy Livestock in the heart of US cattle country will be put at risk if foot-and-mouth disease escapes from the proposed National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. For Katharine Bossart, a trip to the lab can involve a 22-hour flight. Bossart, a microbiologist at Boston University in Massachusetts, works on treatments and vaccines for the Nipah and Hen
  • 12

    Mar

    Yankees receive 3B Headley Yankees receive 3B Headley in trade with Padres

    The New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-handed pitching prospect Rafael De Paula, the Yankees announced. The switch-hitting Headley, who hit 31 home runs with 115 RBIs and won a Gold Glove for fielding in a breakout season in 2012, is batting .229 with seven homers and 32 RBIs this year. The Yankees also received $1 million in the exchange for Headley, who is owed $4.16 million on his current contract, mlb.com reported. Injury-hit New York (50-48) are tied for second with Toronto in the AL East, four games behind division-leading Baltimore. The Padres (43-55) are 11 1/2 games off the pace in the NL West. Headley, 30, batted .266
  • 12

    Mar

    Major League Baseball roundup Major League Baseball roundup

    The Sports Xchange) - The Seattle Mariners acquired first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Stephen Pryor. Morales, 31, is scheduled to report to the Mariners on Friday, at which time a 25-man roster move will be made. He rejoins Seattle after a brief stint with the Twins. Morales, who signed as a free agent with Minnesota on June 8, appeared in 39 games and batted .234 with 11 doubles, one home run and 18 RBIs. He had a 12-game hitting streak snapped on Wednesday when he went 0-for-4 in the Twins’ 3-1 win over Cleveland. Pryor, 25, made one appearance for Seattle this year after opening the season on the disabled list following surgery to repair a latissimus dorsi muscle. He appeared in 34 games
  • 7

    Mar

    this is my first title

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger all but conceded that their title bid is over and warned that his side had to focus on finishing in the top four after a 2-2 home draw with Swansea City in the Premier League on Tuesday. Wenger’s men started the week as title contenders but they have faltered in a 6-0 thrashing at league leaders Chelsea in his 1,000th game in charge on Saturday and a disappointing draw with Swansea after a last-minute Mathieu Flamini own goal. Arsenal are now six points ahead of fifth-placed Everton, who won 3-0 at Newcastle United on Tuesday and have a game in hand, with a place in next season’s Champions League at stake. “Winning the title isn’t the biggest worry we have at the moment,” Wenger told a news conference. “We have to be realist
  • 31

    Dec

    this is my first title

    Derek Jeter fittingly ended his Major League Baseball career with a hit, chopping a high-hopper and beating it out for a third-inning, RBI-single on Sunday in the last at-bat of a 20-year career with the New York Yankees. Jeter, who strained a hamstring legging out an infield hit on Saturday, was replaced by slow-footed pinch runner Brian McCann and given a thunderous send-off with the Fenway crowd chanting “De-rek Je-ter” and the Red Sox players applauding him. The Yankees captain, celebrated by his Boston rivals in a classy pre-game ceremony, waved his cap to the crowd drawing one last roar of tribute before he was greeted with hugs by each teammate at the dugout. The base hit, which Boston third baseman Garin Cecchini was unable to grab with his bare hand, gave Jeter 3,465 f
  • 29

    Dec

    this is my first title

    Sub-par driving during a pressure-packed final round at the Masters undermined the respective title bids made by Americans Matt Kuchar and Rickie Fowler at Augusta National on Sunday. Georgia native Kuchar lacked the sharpness off the tee he had so impressively delivered in the previous round and his challenge for a maiden major victory ended as he carded a two-over-par 74 to tie for fifth place. Fowler, also hunting his first grand slam crown, finished level with Kuchar at two under after hitting only four of 14 fairways on the way to a closing 73. “The driver was not near as sharp today,” Kuchar told reporters, having briefly moved into a tie for the lead with birdies at the second and third before his challenge unraveled. “I hit what I thought were a couple of decent d
  • 22

    Dec

    this is my first title

    Usain Bolt believes anti-doping officials have sent a “bad message to the sport”, after American sprinter Tyson Gay received only a one-year ban following a positive test for an anabolic steroid. “I’m not really happy with the situation and with how it was done,” Bolt told on Tuesday. “I think for someone like Asafa (Powell) to get a ban of 18 months for that (stimulant oxilofrine) and then Tyson Gay get just one year because of cooperating, I think it is sending a bad message into the sport that you can do it (dope) but if you cooperate with us, we’ll reduce the sentence,” the100m and 200m world record holder and six times Olympic gold medallist said. The sanction, handed to Gay by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), ended in June
  • 21

    Dec

    this is my first title

    Go Advanced search __UL__ HomeNews & Comment;Research;Careers & Jobs;Current Issue;Archive;Audio & Video;For Authors;News & Comment;News;2014;November;Article; Nature News Sharing__LI____LI____UL____LI____LI____LI____LI____LI____LI____LI__Humanity’s cultural history captured in 5-minute film; Video map of births and deaths shows rise and fall of cultural centres.Alison Abbott; 31 July 2014 Article tools Rights & Permissions All roads lead from Rome, according to a visual history of human culture built entirely from the birth and death places of notable people. The 5-minute animation provides a fresh view of the movements of humanity over the last 2,600 years. Maximilian Schich, an art historian at the University of Texas at Dallas, and his colleagues used the Google-ownedknowle
  • 20

    Dec

    this is my first title

    Ben Martin could not quite emulate his brilliant opening round, but played well enough to open a three-stroke halfway lead over fellow American Andrew Svoboda at the $6.8 million Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Friday. After a course record 62 on Thursday, the former U.S. Amateur Championship runner-up threatened to run away from the field when he picked up four more strokes in his first four holes on an ideal morning at the TPC Louisiana. In the end, a five-under-par 67 was not quite enough to start planning his victory speech, but it nonetheless left Martin in command at 15-under 129. Svoboda, without a blemish on his card all week until he three-putted his final hole, shot a 68 to move into second place on 12-under, with South Korean Noh Seung-yul (68) another stroke back in third. 
  • 19

    Dec

    this is my first title

    Five years after a freak Hungarian Grand Prix accident that left him in a coma with near-fatal head injuries, Felipe Massa returns this weekend looking to put much more recent crashes behind him. The 33-year-old Brazilian remembers nothing of that 2009 drama, when he was hit on the helmet - on the corner of the visor - by a bouncing spring shed from compatriot Rubens Barrichello’s Brawn in front during qualifying. He was saved that day by a few millimeters. That incident and the former Ferrari driver’s remarkable recovery will always be a talking point in his career but Massa, now with resurgent Williams, is much more focused on the here and now. So much so that asked on Thursday about 2009, the Brazilian assumed the question related to his first corner collision in Germany las
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