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Researchers Resurrect Extinct Judean Date Palm Tree from 2,000-Year-Old Seed

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Researchers Resurrect Extinct Judean Date Palm Tree from 2,000-Year-Old Seed

In the foreboding, cliff-side fortress of Masada some 2,000 years ago, Jewish Zealots savored sweet dates from Judean palm trees, gazed at the Dead Sea, and perhaps spit seeds onto the palace floor while Roman invaders converged below. Now, researchers led by Dr. Sarah Sallon of Jerusalem's Louis L. Borick Natural Medicine Research Center, part of the Hadassah Medical Organization, have brought an extinct date palm back to life, by resurrecting the oldest seed ever.


By AAAS, USA.


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AAAS Geospatial Analysis Confirms Destruction of Towns, Houses in Eastern Ethiopia

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AAAS Geospatial Analysis Confirms Destruction of Towns, Houses in Eastern Ethiopia

An analysis of high-resolution satellite imagery by AAAS has helped confirm evidence that the Ethiopian military has attacked civilians and burned towns and villages in eight locations across the remote Ogaden region of eastern Ethiopia.The images and analysis provided crucial corroboration for a 130-page report released today in Nairobi, Kenya, by Human Rights Watch following a four-month investigation, which also used eyewitness accounts to demonstrate the attacks on tens of thousands of ethnic-Somali Muslims living in the East African country.


By AAAS, USA.


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AAAS Writes Louisiana's Speaker of the House, Reiterating Opposition to Anti-Science Education

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AAAS Writes Louisiana's Speaker of the House, Reiterating Opposition to Anti-Science Education Efforts

As Louisiana policy-makers prepared to debate Senate Bill 733, the so-called "Louisiana Science Education Act," AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner, executive publisher of the journal Science, sent a letter directly to Speaker of the House Jim Tucker (R-Algiers) and other state representatives decrying the latest effort to insert religious, unscientific views into science classrooms. "Louisiana students need a firm understanding of evolution and other essential concepts to compete for high-skill jobs in an increasingly high-tech world economy," Leshner noted.


By AAAS, USA.


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