June 1, 2013 |
MOSCOW - A perfectly preserved woolly mammoth carcass with liquid blood has been found on a remote Arctic island, fueling hopes of cloning the Ice Age animal, Russian scientists said Thursday. The carcass was in such good shape because its lower part was stuck in pure ice, said Semyon Grigoryev, the head of the Mammoth Museum, who led the expedition into the Lyakhovsky Islands off the Siberian coast. "The blood is very dark, it was found in ice cavities below the belly and when we broke these cavities with a pole pick, the blood came running out," he said in a statement released by the North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk, which sent the team.
July 5, 1988 |
More than 100 vials containing blood washed ashore from Newark Bay over the weekend and were turned over to the state Department of Health, police said yesterday. Two boys found about 40 vials filled with blood Sunday afternoon and placed them in garbage cans, Bayonne police Chief James F. Sisk said. The boys later decided it would be best to notify police, he said. Police retrieved the vials from the garbage, and after examining the bay shore and the water, they found more vials, bringing the total to 105, Sisk said.
July 31, 2002 |
JUST BECAUSE quirky couple Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton split up doesn't mean that all the fun surrounding their marriage has ended. Take the blood vial thing. Jolie, who filed for divorce from the Oscar-winning scribe on July 18, wants her blood back, according to MSNBC.com's the Scoop. As everyone knows only too well, Jolie, 27, exchanged vials of blood with Thornton, 46, when they wed. But now that they are kaput, the Oscar-winning actress doesn't want her vial in enemy hands, the Scoop said.
January 14, 2003 |
When a playwright names a character Hester, the theatergoer is put on notice to look for parallels between the play and Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. And you don't have to be much of a literary sleuth to find them in In the Blood, the engrossing in-your-face play by Suzan-Lori Parks. She makes the connection between Nathaniel Hawthorne's Hester Prynne, the mother who bears an out-of-wedlock child and is condemned by those in her colonial Massachusetts Puritan community, and her Hester in the opening scene.
January 18, 1992 |
The region's blood shortage - especially the shortage of Group O blood - has eased enough that hospitals which had been forced to postpone elective surgery are beginning to schedule operations again. But the shortage, while eased, is not over. The Penn-Jersey Region of American Red Cross Blood Services reports that while Group O blood is available to hospitals which order it to support surgery, there is not enough to allow them to rebuild hospital inventories. "We'd like to thank people for being really responsive to the crisis," said spokeswoman Susan Snyder.
December 5, 1999 |
Drops of blood lined the hallways last week at East High School. Snipped from sheets of red construction paper, the giant cutouts led the way to the back of the school, where donors lined up to part with a pint at the annual fall blood drive. "I don't know who came up with the idea," said Laura Davis, a senior who helped coordinate the two-day event. "We've always used the blood drips. " Organized by a dozen juniors and seniors at East, the drive drew more than 100 student volunteers this year, Davis said.
September 27, 2013 |
Critics since the birth of Broadway have asked what makes for the perfect musical. How about a leading man who cuts off his hand with a chainsaw, plugs his stump into the handle, and uses it to hack his way through a horde of the evil undead? Or a heroine who is initiated into the Inferno's most exclusive supper club, the Demon Army, by having unprotected sex with a randy tree? And what musical would be complete without a stage setup that pumps buckets of blood onto the audience?
September 4, 1986 |
It's still summertime. Summer brings with it many happy times filled with picnics and trips to the shore and fun in the sun. Summer also brings with it the promise of the annual blood shortages. People just don't give blood. Why? I, in my efforts to get people to donate blood at work, have come across many "reasons" why we don't give blood. Among them: "Oh, I don't give blood!" or "Oh, it might hurt!" or "Nobody else is getting my blood!" or "I'm afraid I'll get AIDS!" Well guess what folks?
May 23, 2012 |
LONDON - A Channel Islands auction house says it's selling a vial that allegedly contains blood residue from Ronald Reagan - a move denounced Tuesday by the late U.S. president's family and his foundation. The vial being auctioned online was used by the laboratory that tested Reagan's blood when he was hospitalized after a 1981 assassination attempt in Washington, the PFCAuctions house said. Reagan's son Michael condemned the auction, but said he was confident it was not his father's blood.
August 10, 2011 |
CHICAGO - Boy or girl? A simple blood test for mothers-to-be can answer that question with surprising accuracy at about seven weeks, a research analysis published in today's Journal of the American Medical Association has found. Though not widely offered by U.S. doctors, gender-detecting blood tests have been sold online to consumers for the past few years. Their promises of early and accurate results prompted genetics researchers to take a closer look. They analyzed 57 published studies of gender-testing done in rigorous research or academic settings.