The Daily Populous

Thursday August 2nd, 2018 night edition

image for The most unusual grave in Upstate NY has tiny window to honor boy's final wish

"When I first saw the tomb, it was a mess.

It was dirty, defaced, pitted and a wreck.

The glass window had been shattered.

In fact, many years ago the grave had been vandalized and a local youth reached in and stole Merrit's skull and scattered his bones around the grounds.

The vandal actually had the boy's skull in his bedroom.

Eventually he was discovered by the authorities, the skull was recovered and it and the boy's bones were re-interred in the tomb out of reach of other bad people.

Norwich Glass Company provided the Plexiglas at the opening so it would never be broken again. »

Bioengineered Lungs Grown in a Lab Successfully Transplanted Into Living Pigs

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On Wednesday, researchers from University of Texas Medical Branch published a new paper in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

In it, they detail their latest milestone along the path to creating lab-grown lungs for humans: they can now successfully transplant these bioengineered lungs into pigs.

During two months of post-transplant observation, the researchers found no signs that the animals' immune systems had rejected the new lungs. »

'I was annoyed': Woman, 95, shoos black bear out of kitchen twice in one day

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Jackie Dunham, B.C. conservation officers are hoping to trap a curious black bear after a 95-year-old Vancouver Island woman shooed it out of her kitchen twice in one day.

When she went to investigate, she was greeted with the sight of a black bear rummaging around her kitchen.

“I told him to go and then he just went about halfway to the backyard and I said ‘No! »

'Putin's private army': Murdered journalists were investigating 'mercenaries'

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The men were investigating the activities of Russian military firm Wagner Group, dubbed "Putin's private army".

Despite the reporters being in a dangerous part of the country, Reporters Without Borders’ Arnaud Froger said the attack was targeted.

“It’s a question which the investigation will need to answer, because, at this time, no lead should be ignored,” he said. »

Keeping Up With The Kardashians may make viewers cold-hearted towards poor, study suggests

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Television shows which glamourise fame, luxury, and wealth accumulation such as Made in Chelsea or Keeping Up With The Kardashians, make viewers cold-hearted towards the poor, a new study suggests.

New research from the London School of Economics (LSE) found that even 60 seconds of exposure to materialistic media is enough to significantly increase anti-welfare sentiment.

Study author Dr Rodolfo Leyva of LSE’s Department of Media and Communications said: “Humans are inherently materialistic but also very social and communal. »