Scientists from the University of Surrey and Royal Surrey County Hospital took a naturally-occurring strain of the common cold, coxsackievirus (CVA21), and used it on 15 cancer patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC)... The patients were given CVA21 through a catheter in their bladders a week before they were scheduled to undergo surgery to remove their tumors. Examining the samples after surgery, the scientists could see that the virus only targeted the cancerous cells, infecting them and then replicating itself, causing the cancer cells to rupture and die. Urine samples taken during the trial showed ‘shedding’ from the virus, which demonstrates that the replicated virus continued to target and attack other cancerous cells in the body.
Yavuz is currently at the port of Mersin doing “final tests” and getting supplies, said Donmez.
“God willing, within a week Yavuz will begin its first drill in the Eastern Mediterranean, in Carpasia (peninsula), in the area where we have got a license from the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’” said Donmez, referring to the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus, which only Turkey recognizes as an independent state.
Drillship Fatih is already drilling within the Republic of Cyprus’s Exclusive Economic Zone. The arrival of a Turkish submarine, Gur S-357, at the occupied Cypriot port of Kyrenia has been linked by Turkish media to this activity...
Daniel James Burda was taken into custody on suspicion of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, abuse of a corpse, criminal mistreatment and identity theft... Oregon State Police Captain Timothy R. Fox said Burda did jobs around the house for Day and his husband. Police declined to provide more details about Burda's connection to Day, though neighbors say Burda had lived with the elderly couple at their home in southern Oregon.
Five officers were drinking coffee at the Starbucks location prior to their shift beginning when a barista asked them to move out of the complaining customer’s line of sight or else leave, the Tempe Officers Association wrote in a series of Twitter messages.
The AfroFuture music and arts festival in Detroit is facing controversy after ticket sales began to use different pricing for people based on the color of their skin. The pricing offers lower rates for tickets purchased by "people of color" than it does for "non-people of color." Early bird tickets for "POC" are $10 and $20 for "Non POC." Later date pricing offers "POC" tickets for $20 and "Non POC" tickets for $40. The method of confirming race and identity of ticket purchasers was not immediately clear.
The organizers of the event, which is scheduled to take place on Aug. 3, explained their discriminatory pricing in the "frequently asked questions" section of their event website. It states, "Why do we have POC (people of color) and NONPOC (white people) tickets? I'm glad you asked! Equality means treating everyone the same. Equity is insuring (sic) everyone has what they need to be successful. Our ticket structure was built to insure (sic) that the most marginalized communities (people of color) are provided with an equitable chance at enjoying events in their own community (black Detroit)," the page said.
Quanta Computer, Foxconn Technology and Inventec have all moved some server production out of China and into Taiwan, Mexico and the Czech Republic, the publication states. The companies made the change to avoid the possibility of additional tariffs and to alleviate customer concerns over US claims of national security risks...
SpaceBok, a four-legged jumping robot designed for space exploration, is just strange enough to be unsettling, conjuring visions of a sci-fi robot apocalypse on other planets. I'm in love.
Off-world gravity is pretty different from what we have here on Earth. Astronauts on the moon bounced around like kangaroos. Mars is a little better, but human visitors will still feel like lightweights. SpaceBok is designed to work well in these sort of low-gravity environments, where jumping could be an efficient mode of transportation.
Egyptologists are on the verge of solving one of history's biggest mysteries — the location of Queen Nefertiti's elusive tomb. Tantalising radar shadows have revived hopes that one of history's most beautiful, and controversial, women — Queen Nefertiti — may indeed be buried in secret chambers within King Tut's famous tomb. British and Egyptian Egyptologists earlier this week conducted a three-day radar scan of the world-famous tomb discovered by Howard Carter in 1922.
Upon opening its still-sealed door, he declared he saw "wonderful things". Everywhere was the glint of gold and priceless examples of some of history's most exquisite art. But, since then, the tomb has presented something of a mystery...
The Hollywood star was voluntarily interviewed under caution by officers but was not arrested, US magazine Variety reported. British police do not identify suspects until they have been charged. 'Under caution' means the interview was recorded and can be used in future prosecutions. Spacey's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A Democratic congresswoman is sending staff to Mexico’s northern border town of Ciudad Juárez to find migrants returned from El Paso, Texas, under the “remain in Mexico” policy, then coaching them to pretend they cannot speak Spanish to exploit a loophole letting them to return to the U.S.
The National Border Patrol Council’s El Paso chapter and several Customs and Border Protection personnel told the Washington Examiner aides to Rep. Veronica Escobar, who took over 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s district, and the local Catholic diocese have interviewed thousands of migrants in Juarez over the past few weeks to find cases where Department of Homeland Security officials may have wrongly returned people.
Right-wing activists began rallying at Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington Saturday morning, where they were met with a heavy police presence as they protested being blocked on social media because of their political views.... The area around Freedom Plaza was heavily barricaded but there was free access to Pershing Park. Among those expected to participate in the counter-rally: the Antifa, black-clad anti-fascists who police blame for violence and destruction in a swath of downtown during President Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017. Police are trying to avoid a repeat of last month’s bloody street brawls in Portland, Ore. involving members of those two groups.
BREAKING: I’m with Antifa destroying the streets of DC and police pushing back against them. Retweet and show who the true fascists are! pic.twitter.com/73trQ6J3LY
The Plantation Fire Department Tweeted that it was a gas explosion. Witnesses said a restaurant that was vacant appeared to be ground zero for the blast. Evan Hoffman, 47, of Davie, was working out at LA Fitness with his wife Stacey, in the 800 block of S. University Drive. “A huge, huge bang, thump, almost, explosion,” he said. “It started shaking back and forth and the roof tiles started crashing down and the power went out. People were evacuating the building spontaneously, some screaming. “Right next to the gym is an empty store that is completely demolished,” he said. Some evacuees appeared to be injured. The Plantation Fire Department said in a tweet it was treating “multiple patients.”
The Sheikh was well known in wealthy London social circles as frequently hosting meth-fueled orgies filled with high-class prostitutes, according to UK media, and was known for partying "days on end"... "On the whole, he was a nice guy, tough but fair but when he'd been up for several days at one of those parties, he could become quite a monster," the source said of the prince's party lifestyle... Though expected to eventually ascend the throne as Emir of the Emirate of Sharjah after his father, Khalid had lived in Britain since the age of nine, and pursued a fashion career...
Nearly a third of top VPNs are secretly owned by Chinese companies, while other owners are based in countries with weak or no privacy laws, potentially putting users at risk, security researchers warn...
So far, it's been smooth sailing for the LightSail 2. The solar spacecraft is orbiting on its own after being delivered to space last week aboard Space X's Falcon Heavy. The mission team of the Planetary Society confirmed on Wednesday that it has established two-way communications with LightSail 2 and is running various tests. According to the spacecraft's telemetry, all of its major systems appear to be operating normally. Over the next few days, a time will be set for LightSail 2 to deploy its signature solar sails which will propel it forward. Unlike traditional spacecraft which rely on rocket engines, LightSail 2's design is powered by photons from the sun. If successful, it will be the first controlled light sail ever to enter and maintain Earth orbit...