First Clone of Endangered Przewalski’s Horse Born in Conservation Effort to Save the Species

The first successfully cloned endangered Przewalski’s horse was born on Aug. 6 in a veterinary facility in Texas, San Diego Zoo Global announced on Friday. The horse was cloned from DNA of a male Przewalski’s horse cryopreserved by the zoo in 1980. Przewalski’s horses are “critically endangered” animals that are found in Mongolia, per Smithsonian’s National Zoo. They’re considered the last species of “truly wild horses” and are “distant cousins” of modern day domestic horses, having likely split from a common ancestor around 500,000 years ago, per the Smithsonian. Przewalski’s horses were once extinct in the wild, and while intensive breeding programs helped revive the species and reintroduce them into the grasslands of China and Mongolia, nearly all can be traced back to 12 Przewalski’s horses that were born in the wild, the San Diego Zoo said in its press release. The successful cloning of DNA collected 40 years is …

Tesla falls after S&P 500 adds Etsy and two others, bypassing carmaker

SpaceX founder Elon Musk looks on at a post-launch news conference after the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifted off on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, March 2, 2019. Mike Blake | Reuters Shares of Tesla dropped more than 7% after hours on Friday after the S&P 500 Index Committee decided to move Etsy, Teradyne and Catalent into the S&P 500, but abstained from including Elon Musk’s electric vehicle and solar energy company. By contrast, shares of Etsy, an e-commerce marketplace for artisans, rose more than 5% on news of its inclusion.  Some Tesla investors expected the company to be included this quarter, as the company reported its fourth consecutive quarter of profitability in July.  According to S&P Dow Jones Indices, there’s over $11.2 trillion in assets benchmarked to the S&P 500, with roughly …

Are aliens hiding in plain sight?

In July, three unmanned missions blasted off to Mars – from China (Tianwen-1), the US (Nasa’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover) and the United Arab Emirates (Hope). The Chinese and American missions have lander craft that will seek signs of current or past life on Mars. Nasa is also planning to send its Europa Clipper probe to survey Jupiter’s moon Europa, and the robotic lander Dragonfly to Saturn’s moon Titan. Both moons are widely thought to be promising hunting grounds for life in our solar system – as are the underground oceans of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus. Meanwhile, we can now glimpse the chemical makeup of atmospheres of planets that orbit other stars (exoplanets), of which more than 4,000 are now known. Some hope these studies might disclose possible signatures of life. But can any of these searches do their job properly unless we have a clear idea of what “life” …

Summer camp that held off COVID-19 opens fall camp for remote learning

As the school year begins under the cloud of COVID-19 that has closed many schools across the country, students and parents have struggled to cope with remote learning. One summer camp in northern Wisconsin has an innovative solution: fall camp. North Star Camp for Boys was one of the very few sleepaway camps in the country to successfully open and operate a full two-month summer program, doing so without a single COVID-19 case. It did it by creating a “bubble” for all campers and staff with regular testing and tough, strictly enforced COVID-19 protocols. Summer is over, but owner and director Andy Shlensky is creating that same bubble for the first six weeks of the school year. “The idea is, rather than getting stuck in your basement, doing remote schooling and having the option to go from your Google classroom to your Netflix to your Fortnite, we will provide a …

UN experts raise concerns over Hong Kong security law

Seven human rights experts affiliated with the U.N. are raising concerns over Hong Kong’s new national security law in a letter addressed to Chinese authorities, saying the legislation limits certain fundamental freedoms By ZEN SOO and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press September 4, 2020, 9:45 AM • 4 min read HONG KONG — Seven human rights experts affiliated with the U.N. raised concerns over Hong Kong’s new national security law in a letter addressed to Chinese authorities, saying the legislation limits certain fundamental freedoms. The letter, released Friday, said the law raises a “serious risk” that rights such as freedom of expression and peaceful assembly may be infringed upon. It also highlighted the undermining of the independence of judges and lawyers in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. “We underscore that general assertions of conduct that threatens ‘national security’ without proper definitions and limitations may severely curtail civic space, the right to participate …

U.S. stock futures slip as Wall Street braces for more tech losses

U.S. stock futures fell on Thursday night, building on the downside momentum from the regular trading session as Big Tech was primed for another steep decline.  Dow Jones Industrial Average futures dropped 109 points. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures also traded in negative territory. Shares of major tech companies fell broadly in after-hours trading. Apple slid 3%. Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Alphabet and Microsoft all dropped at least 1%.  The Dow slid more than 800 points, or 2.8%, during the cash session for its biggest one-day decline since June. The S&P 500 plunged 3.5% and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 5%. Thursday’s declines also wiped out the major averages’ gains for the week and knocked both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq off record levels. As a sector, tech had its worst day since March, falling 5.83%. Apple contributed a big portion of those losses, falling 8%. Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Alphabet …

The much-vilified Hollywood paparazzi are mostly Latino — and they face violence, too

“Justin Bieber lashes out at paparazzi after car crash,” “Bieber urges crackdown on paparazzi after photographer’s death,” “Miley Cyrus blasts paparazzi as ‘fools,’ defends Justin Bieber after photographer’s death.” These were just some of the headlines that appeared from coverage following the 2013 death of Chris Guerra, a 29-year-old paparazzo. According to reports, California Highway Patrol officers instructed Guerra, who was trying to snap pictures of the “Changes” singer during a traffic stop, to return to his car, which would require him to walk across four lanes of traffic with no nearby crosswalk. While abiding authorities’ instructions, Guerra was struck by two cars and died. Most of the immediate coverage and celebrity responses not only centered on Bieber but also vilified Guerra and even suggested that he deserved to die for doing his job. Vanessa Díaz, an assistant professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o studies at Loyola Marymount University, offers an …

Another Trip To Bedminster Means More Taxpayer And Donor Money In Trump’s Pocket

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump returned to his New Jersey golf course Friday to host a campaign event, meaning yet more donor and tax dollars flowing into his own cash registers. New York City’s police union is set to endorse Trump’s reelection at his Bedminster resort Friday evening, allowing it to charge Trump’s campaign for the rental of the meeting space and catering. Taxpayers, meanwhile, must pay for rooms and food for Secret Service agents and other staff during his stay.   Neither the Trump campaign nor the Trump Organization, his family business that runs his hotels and golf resorts, responded to HuffPost queries about how much the campaign would be charged for Friday’s event. The Washington Post has reported that the Secret Service has been renting a cottage for agents to stay in for $17,000 a month, even when Trump is not there ― an amount higher than homes …

China launches ambitious Mars mission

A powerful Long March 5 rocket blasted off Thursday carrying a Chinese orbiter, lander and rover on a seven-month voyage to Mars, the second of three high-stakes missions to the red planet and one that, if successful, will put China on the front lines of interplanetary exploration. China did not announce the launch date or time in advance, but a notice to mariners warned of an impending flight and sure enough, the Long March 5 roared to life and streaked away from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Hainan Island southwest of Hong Kong at 12:41 a.m. EDT (12:41 p.m. local time).   China Xinhua News announced the launch a few minutes later on Twitter. China Thursday launched its first #Mars probe on a Long March-5 rocket from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on the coast of southern China’s island province of Hainan pic.twitter.com/qTSqHUVzab — China Xinhua News (@XHNews) July …

2022 World Cup further behind schedule with Asian games off

All Asian qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup scheduled this year have been postponed to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic GENEVA — All Asian qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup scheduled this year were postponed to 2021 on Wednesday, adding to a global fixture backlog for soccer‘s biggest competition caused by the coronavirus pandemic. FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation issued a joint statement saying the delay is to protect the health and safety of all participants from COVID-19. The games will be rescheduled in 2021. Each of 40 nations involved were due to play three or four rounds to complete the current phase of World Cup qualifying in Asia which now fell further behind schedule with no games played in 2020. FIFA’s global calendar of national-team games now has too few dates to complete the qualifying program as originally planned after the latest round of postponements. …

Canberra residents remain trapped on Victorian border after NSW ‘reneges’ on transit deal | Canberra

Canberra residents remain trapped on the Victorian border after the New South Wales government “reneged” on an agreement to allow them to pass through southern parts of the state to return home, and despite offers to dispatch Australian Capital Territory police to escort them back. ACT residents have now been on the Victoria-NSW border for four days, still without any clear indication of when, or if, they will be allowed to pass through southern NSW to return home. The residents were initially granted permits by the ACT and NSW governments to transit through the state to get to Canberra on Friday. But police blocked them at the border due to a last-minute change to NSW travel restrictions the night prior – made without any real notice – requiring those travelling to NSW from Victoria to fly through Sydney airport and enter self-funded quarantine there. The ACT government has since made …

Journal– Rock Climbs

Rock climbing is a terrific method to challenge yourself and get a heck of a view. Sadly, your experiences can fade with time. The best method to prevent this is to keep a journal for rock climbs. Journal– Rock Climbs Take a minute to provide some consideration to your most recent rock climbing experience. What protrudes in your mind? Did you go bouldering at Joshua Tree for the weekend? Hit Red River Canyon in Kentucky? Now think about the very first time you ever went rock climbing. Undoubtedly, you keep in mind couple of things about the geography, individuals you opted for and the particular rock climbing routes. The experiences you’ve forgotten are lost to time. If you keep a rock climbing up journal, this won’t hold true. A great rock climbing up journal integrates a number of characteristics. It must be compact so you don’t have to take up …

Ice Climbing– Maintain Your Experiences

Ice climbing is an excellent method to get away the rat race and survive on the edge. Alas, your ice climbing up experiences can fade with time. The very best way to prevent this is to keep a ice climbing journal for your experiences. Ice Climbing Journals Take a minute to provide some factor to consider to your most recent ice climbing up experience. What sticks out in your mind besides the reality it was cold? Did you climb a waterfall? Now consider the very first time you ever went ice climbing. Undoubtedly, you remember few things about the geography, people you chose, particular ice climbing up paths and magnificent views. The experiences you have actually forgotten are lost to time. If you keep an ice climbing journal, this won’t hold true. There are well-known instances of people keeping journals throughout time. Obviously, Anne Frank’s Journal is the very best …

101 – 5 Days In Amsterdam

All was still. Around one hundred individuals had settled in the toilet for the over night ferry crossing from Hull to Holland. It was pitch black and the only sounds were the faint humming of the engines and the odd snorer. All the seats had actually been gotten so I found myself depending on a vacant space on the flooring with a couple of mates trying to get comfy. About five minutes had actually passed and I might feel myself ready to drop off. It began as a kind of muffled snort and established into a complete crescendo. I struggled for a moment, attempting to contain my laughter. Eventually I had to leave the room, rapidly followed by my 2 mates. After docking in Holland we were ushered onto a waiting coach for the one-hour drive to Amsterdam. The landscape had lots of all the essential things that make Holland …

Fairly Priced Baseball Products Shopping

A few of the most fairly priced baseball items shopping can be found in baseball items that you make yourself. There are printed baseball caps on the Internet market today that can be customized printed with your logo design or text. While these are not formally licensed baseball products, they will be really valuable to your business when they are utilized as a promotional product. For sports and entertainment lovers, there are reviews of numerous baseball bats that will reveal you sound evidence of the most fairly priced baseball products shopping opportunities that there are on the Web. All of these bats are crafted out of wood, or made from aluminum that will make a baseball zoom. There are other state-of-the-art alloys that you might not know about, and by checking out a review you will acquire productive insight. Through sports card shops and Web resale or auction websites, collectors …

101 – 4 Top City Museums In Spain

Spain, with its myriad of impacts and legendary history, is a country with a diverse gamut of sights and sounds to use its 45 million tourists who go to every year. A location where this can be seen in particular is in its museums and galleries, an abundant history of art and culture has actually left Spain a huge legacy in this department with names such as Dali, Picasso and Miro leading the list: Guggenheim, Bilbao: Now one of the most easily acknowledged structures in Europe, the Guggenheim in Bilbao is a work of art itself. Opened in 1997 and designed by American designer Frank O. Gehry, the museum has actually been a lynchpin for the city’s redevelopment programme and in lots of methods the museum symbolises the new, modern Bilbao. Standing right in the city centre together with the river the museum offers 11,000 sqm of exhibition space over …

101 – 4 Season Camping Tents – Your Leading Tips Purchasing Guide

Basically, the difference in between 4 season tents and routine tents is that a 4 season camping tent is tighter, with much heavier and harder external walls. When it is all zipped up, there is no space anywhere for the ruthless natural elements to get in and disturb your peaceful sleep. In addition, 4 season camping tents are typically more resilient so that they can shield you securely from exceptionally heavy storms if need be. This does not mean, nevertheless, that you can not utilize 4 season camping tents in more enjoyable weather condition. Numerous designs of 4 season tents feature the option to unzip the external fly so that you can capture cool breezes on summer season days, while still having the ability to sustain Ice – Age -type of temperature levels in the winter. Generally, the distinction in between 4 season tents and regular tents is that a …

101 – 3 stars hotel in Rome

Rome is a reality. For Rome, more than for many cities, this constantly has been the main dilemma of city life: how to keep its invaluable heritage while improving the lot of its cheerfully occupants. Definitely the 2000 year Jubilee motivated efforts of current years and have actually made a difference. Transportation has actually been boosted, brand-new museums have actually been opened and old ones remodelled, and the long waited for Auditorium has actually opened to universal appreciation. The city hasn’t re-found the heady days of la dolce vita, however it’s looking excellent and it’s feeling much better than it has for a long time. Pride likewise informs much of the common Roman character: romans are first and foremost Roman and only then italian. In a nation of exceptional beauty, both natural and architectural, Rome remains the jewel in the crown. In no other city you can see so much …

v 10- Do Not Be Sorry For Past Mistakes – Embrace Them

Perhaps among the biggest stumbling blocks in ending up being successful is past regrets. Too many times we become so consumed with all of the times in the past when we were unable to accomplish our objectives that our company believe we are destined stop working at anything we do. What really takes place is that we “program” ourselves to stop working. We are still living in the past, not able to break away from the “failure chain” that links us to our past selves. We doom ourselves to repeating the exact same old errors over and over again. In order to do things in a different way, we must learn to be various. Our ideas, actions and attitudes need to all be different than they were in the past. And one big method to be different is in the way we percieve our errors. There is no space in …

101 -Taking a trip with the household can be a fantastic way to invest quality time together but it can likewise be stressful.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, travel is increasing every year and it is forecasted that a lot more people will be on the roadway this year. Taking a trip with the household can be a fantastic way to invest quality time together but it can likewise be stressful. Increase your chances of a fun, trouble-free and safe vacation by following these easy tips: • – Beat boredom with child’s play. “Are we there yet?” What is it about these words that go straight to a moms and dad’s spine? Keep kids captivated with some excellent automobile video games that make getting where you’re going half the fun. Magnetic board games, portable computer game and classics such as the license plate video game, “I Spy” and the alphabet video game will keep energetic kids in good spirits and actively engaged no matter the length of time the journey. • …