A new, joint series called ‘Obstetric Care Consensus’ is being introduced by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. The first issue addresses the rapid increase in cesarean births. In 2011, one in three pregnant women in the U.S. delivered babies by cesarean delivery. While cesarean delivery may be life-saving for the mother, the baby or both, the rapid increase in cesarean birth rates since 1996 without clear indication raises concerns that this type of delivery may be overused.
The figure for ransomware as a whole seems even more eye-opening, with almost 1 in 10 reporting having fallen victim.
The survey was organised by the University of Kent’s Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security, by a team composed of both computer scientists and psychologists, and conducted using Google’s Consumer Surveys platform.
As the Environmental Protection Agency takes its first step in killing a multi-billion dollar copper-and-gold mine proposal in Alaska’s outback without having seen the plan, critics of the EPA’s “preemptive veto” warn the action could have a chilling effect well beyond the boundaries of the Ohio-sized Bristol Bay region – where brown bears outnumber human inhabitants.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have discovered a promising new class of antibiotics that could aid efforts to overcome drug-resistance in tuberculosis (TB), a global killer. The drugs increased survival of mice infected with TB and were effective against drug-resistant strains of TB. St. Jude led the international research effort, results of which appear in the current issue of the journal Nature Medicine.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) told reporters Wednesday that he would decide whether to seek a contempt vote by the end of next week. Issa made his remarks after an explosive hearing in which the IRS official, Lois Lerner, again invoked her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.
Earlier in the day, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that “at some point I believe she has to testify, or I believe she should be held in contempt.”
Obviously, every administration wants a fresh start with long-time rivals. That’s why there have been four “resets” with the Russians since 1991, including George W. Bush’s famous soul-searching gaze into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and Hillary Clinton’s comic effort to give the Russians a “reset” button (that actually said “overcharge” on it).
In 2012, Obama mocked Mitt Romney for his claim that the Russians are our “No. 1 geopolitical foe,” and scoffed: “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back.”
That scorn looks embarrassing enough given recent events. But the truth is Obama’s hostility to Romney’s policies had little to do with their being outdated. Obama didn’t like America’s Cold War policies during the Cold War.
Appearing before the House Oversight Committee, Lerner rebutted Republicans by citing her Fifth Amendment rights.
“On the advice of my counsel, I respectively exercise my Fifth Amendment right and decline to answer the question,” she said repeatedly in response to questions from Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).
Issa asked Lerner several questions about her leadership of the Exempt Organizations office, but each time she refused to provide a substantive response.
At the opening of the hearing, Issa said the panel might consider whether to hold Lerner in contempt if she refused to answer questions. He said she is “uniquely positioned” to weigh in on the targeting controversy.
“For efficient desalination, a membrane must demonstrate “a high rejection rate of salt, yet a high flow rate of water,” he adds. One way of doing that is decreasing the membrane’s thickness, but this quickly renders conventional polymer-based membranes too weak to sustain the water pressure, or too ineffective at rejecting salt, he explains.
Animal flight behavior is an exciting frontier for engineers to both apply knowledge of aerodynamics and to learn from nature’s solutions to operating in the air. Flying snakes are particularly intriguing to researchers because they lack wings or any other features that remotely resemble flight apparatus.
With 11 percent of precincts reporting Cornyn led the crowded GOP primary with 62 percent of the vote, surpassing the 50 percent needed to avoid a June runoff. Stockman had 18 percent, while fellow Tea Party candidate Dwayne Stovall had 10 percent. The Associated Press has called the race.
By any measure, the ancient city of Sardis — home of the fabled King Croesus, a name synonymous with gold and vast wealth, and the city where coinage was invented — is an archaeological wonder.
The ruins of Sardis, in what is now Turkey, have been a rich source of knowledge about classical antiquity from the 7th century B.C., when the city was the capital of Lydia, through later Greek and Roman occupations.
Now, however, Sardis has given up another treasure in the form of two enigmatic ritual deposits, which are proving more difficult to fathom than the coins for which the city was famous.