Nicolas Cage Agrees To Turn Over Stolen Dinosaur Skull He Bought
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tyrannosaurus skull sold for $230,000 in New York must go back to Mongolia
Mongolian law states that fossils such as the skull, which was brought to the US and put up for auction in 2007, must be surrendered to the governmentA Tyrannosaurus bataar skull, which was unlawfully brought into the US and put up for auction in New York in 2007, will be returned to the Mongolian government, the US Department of Justice announced on Wednesday.Preet Bharara, US attorney for the southern district of New York, along with homeland security and immigration officials, had filed a civil forfeiture complaint. The current owner of the fossil consented to returning the skull to Mongolia when informed that it had en...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 16, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Ellen Brait in New York Tags: New York Dinosaurs Mongolia Fossils Science World news US news Source Type: news

Mongolians target open data to monitor choking air
Local people could use OpenAQ’s online system to assess conditions in their heavily polluted capital. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Grant enables pioneering research of vast river systems in Great Plains and Asia
(University of Kansas) A five-year, $4.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation will empower researchers from multiple institutions in the US and Mongolia to develop wide-ranging scientific knowledge of river systems spanning two continents. Half the funds will support work at the University of Kansas, the lead institution on the project. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 26, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Dogs May Have Come From Central Asia
Dogs haven’t always been man’s best friend, and the question of when they were first domesticated is surprisingly complex. A new study sheds some light on the issue, with an international team of scientists pointing to Central Asia as the the best candidate for the origin of today’s pups. The study, published Tuesday in the journal PNAS, is the most expansive one to date, using three types of DNA gathered from 161 breeds of 4,500 dogs, along with 549 “village dogs”—street and feral dogs that make up an estimated 75% of the world’s total dog population—from 38 countries. While...
Source: Top Science and Health Stories - October 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: tanyabasutime Tags: Uncategorized animals Central Asia Dogs feral dogs mongolia Nepal Origin purebred village dogs Source Type: news

Dogs may have come from Nepal or Mongolia, argues new genetic study
Work contradicts views that dogs were first domesticated in Europe and Southeast Asia (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Sustainable Development Goals: Making Transformation Happen
We are here at last -- at the end of one journey, and the beginning of another. Today, after more than three years of negotiations, world leaders will adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Tomorrow, the real work of real implementation begins. Seventeen goals for people, planet, prosperity and peace. Seventeen goals that will apply to every country -- Ivory Coast and Italy; Mongolia and Monaco; Canada and Costa Rica. Seventeen goals that have the potential to transform our world, after being agreed to through the most inclusive and deliberative negotiating process the UN has ever seen. In a world of conflict...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Road to Human Rights Paved with Information
The SDGs, as approved this month, are recognizing the centrality of good governance to sustainable development. This recognition of access to justice and information, with transparent and accountable institutions, is a huge leap toward creating a framework that enables individuals to pursue fair and sustainable development, as well as their human rights. This month, the UN General Assembly approved the incorporation of targets into the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which would promote good governance. SDG 16 is to "promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice f...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Different Spin on Defining Success
"Success is being at peace with yourself." I stared at the letters stringed along into a sentence small enough to sit cozy in the fortune cookie that I already ate. There is a reason I love Chinese takeout -- I get to nurture my belly with Mongolian Beef and nurture my soul with unsolicited life wisdom. It doesn't even matter if I will regret opting for the Mongolian beef instead of the steamed chicken later on, because at least the fortune I received was worth the rainy night drive to pick up, rather than have it delivered. As a 22-year-old in the midst of making some major life choices about my career, my passions an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seattle Flunks Vaccine Science
Nothing says First World city like Seattle does. Come for the cachet, stay for the Seahawks, and give a nod to the Starbucks and the Amazon and the mothership that is Microsoft just to the east. There’s nothing this so-hip-it-hurts town lacks, it seems—except perhaps for common sense. If you’re looking for that, the developing world is a far better bet. That’s the inescapable conclusion on what should be a very good week for public health—and childhood health in particular—with the World Health Organization and other groups announcing on July 24 that Nigeria has gone a full year without ...
Source: Top Science and Health Stories - July 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaxxers Nigeria polio Seattle vaccines Source Type: news

Helena Berger
Acting President & CEOHelena Berger has been a disability-rights advocate for over 25 years.  She is currently the Acting President & CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).  Ms. Berger has been associated with AAPD for 18 years; serving in the following leadership positions over the past 15 years: Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President.  She is a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, and process minded leader with experience scaling an organization, leading an executive team, and developing a performance culture among a diverse group of individuals....
Source: PHRMA - July 7, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ali Source Type: news

Coupled human and natural systems explain change on the Mongolian Plateau
(American Institute of Biological Sciences) Using well-established metrics of social, economic, and ecosystem functions, researchers have achieved a holistic view of coupled human and natural systems on the Mongolian Plateau. This view reveals a dynamic system of interacting factors, with widely varied results in the plateau's two geopolitical regions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Russian Rocket Carrying Mexican Satellite Fails After Launch
(KIEV, Ukraine)—A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned Saturday shortly after its launch—the latest mishap to hit Russia’s troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been tarnished by a series of launch failures. The rocket, a Proton-M, was launched from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan. Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, said a problem involving steering engines occurred in the rocket’s third stage about eight minutes into its flight, 161 kilometers (97 miles) above the Earth. The agency said the rocket and Boeing-constructed satellite did ...
Source: Top Science and Health Stories - May 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: julieshapiro2015 Tags: Uncategorized space Source Type: news

Earthquakes reveal deep secrets beneath East Asia
A new supercomputer model combined earthquake data to create 3-D tomographic images to depths of 900 km, or 560 miles below East Asia. Notable features found include a high velocity structure beneath Tibetan Plateau; and a deep mantle upwelling under Hangai dome in Mongolia.This research could help find hidden hydrocarbon resources and explore deep structures elsewhere. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

India, Mongolia to sign pact on cooperation in traditional medicines
The two countries will sign an MoU for promotion of Indian Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy in Mongolia. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 13, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news