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Hollywood actress Amanda Bynes, who was arrested for drug possession, does not need to go to a rehabilitation centre, according to her parents. Her mother Lynn and father Rick want her to seek treatment at a psychiatric hospital instead, reports contactmusic.com. "Amanda has been clearly using drugs, yes, including marijuana, but that is just the symptom. The fact is Amanda suffers from severe ...
Hollywood actress Winona Ryder believes that a woman's choice of dressing, especially footwear, speaks volumes about her personality. "What you wear - and it always starts with your shoes - determines what kind of character you are," femalefirst.co.uk quoted Ryder as saying. "A woman who wears high heels carries herself very different to a girl who wears sneakers or sandals. It really helps ...
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We must define the nature and scope of this struggle, or else it will define us. Neither I, nor any President can promise the total defeat of terror. What we must do is dismantle networks that pose a direct danger.
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The temperature in the permafrost on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian high Arctic has been found to be nearly as cold as that of the surface of Mars.
So the recent discovery by a McGill University led team of scientists of a bacterium that is able to thrive at -15 degree C, the coldest temperature ever reported for bacterial growth, is exciting.
The bacterium offers clues about some of the necessary preconditions for microbial life on both the Saturn moon Enceladus and Mars, where similar briny subzero conditions are thought to exist.
The team of researchers, led by Prof. Lyle Whyte and postdoctoral fellow Nadia Mykytczuk, both from the Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University, discovered Planococcus halocryophilus OR1 after screening about 200 separate High Arctic microbes looking for the microorganism best adapted to the harsh conditions of the Arctic permafrost.
"We believe that this bacterium lives in very thin veins of very salty water found within the frozen permafrost on Ellesmere Island," Whyte said.
"The salt in the permafrost brine veins keeps the water from freezing at the ambient permafrost temperature (~-16 degree C), creating a habitable but very harsh environment. ...
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