Experiments using virulent avian flu strains pose risk of accidental release

Experiments using virulent avian flu strains pose risk of accidental release // PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 20-May-2014 Research in mammals that aims to prevent future influenza pandemics raises ethical, public health concerns Boston, MA — Experiments creating dangerous flu strains that are transmissible between mammals pose too great a risk to human life from potential release,…

Plans for ‘black mass’ at Harvard anger Boston Catholics

Black mass at Harvard:     CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) — A Harvard University student group plans to hold a re-enactment of a satanic ritual on the school’s historic campus, drawing criticism from local Roman Catholic officials, who expressed “deep sadness and strong opposition” to the plan. The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club said in a…

US authorities accused of intimidating associates of Chechen killed by FBI

Girlfriend of man killed during questioning about his relationship with Boston Marathon suspect deported after weeks of detention   Shaun Walkerin Moscow and Richard Luscombein Miami theguardian.com,  Tuesday 15 October 2013 13.33 EDT Abdul-Baki Todashev holds a photo he claims is of his dead son Ibragim Todashev during a news conference. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP The family…

Wealthy Chinese seek U.S. surrogates for 2nd child, green card

Source: Reuters – Sun, 22 Sep 2013 09:03 PM Author: Reuters   By Alexandra Harney Sept 23 (Reuters) – Wealthy Chinese are hiring American women to serve as surrogates for their children, creating a small but growing business in $120,000 “designer” American babies for China’s elite. Surrogacy agencies in China and the United States are…

Harvard seeks $8.1 billion in record fundraising drive

Sunday, September 22, 2013 – 10:36 Reuters BOSTON – Harvard, the richest university in the United States, said on Saturday it would seek to raise some $6.5 billion in donations to fund new academic initiatives and bolster its financial aid programme. The fundraising drive by the Cambridge, Massachusetts, institution is the university’s biggest and believed…

Was Boston Bomber a white supremacist? Investigation finds Tamerlan Tsarnaev was in possession of right-wing extremist literature in run-up to terror attack

Tamerlan  Tsarnaev read right-wing literature that claimed ‘Hitler had a  point’ The suspect  had material that claimed the 9/11 was a government  conspiracy Tamerlan,  26, had literature on mass killings and how victims were  murdered By  Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 03:38 EST, 5  August 2013 |  UPDATED: 03:42 EST, 5 August 2013     Tamerlan Tsarnaev…

83 percent of radiologists did not report seeing the LARGE gorilla in a lung nodule detection task

Contact: Jessica Maki jmaki3@partners.org 617-534-1603 Brigham and Women’s Hospital If you’re not looking for it, you probably won’t see it Brigham and Women’s Hospital study examines sustained inattentional blindness in expert observers Boston—If you were working on something at your computer and a gorilla floated across your computer screen, would you notice it? You would…

‘I sent him to his death:’ Father of Ibragim Todashev speaks out as friends mourn victims of 2011 triple murder ‘that Todashev confessed to’

Ibragim Todashev, 27, was shot dead by an  FBI agent Wednesday after he reportedly turned violent during  questioning He had allegedly confessed to the FBI that  he had played a role in a triple slaying in the Boston area in 2011 His father says he sent his son to the U.S. to escape war-torn Chechnya…